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August 05, 2012

Gold Digger

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If you walk in my house these days you'll see I'm having a "King Midas" moment. Gold. I love it. Can't get enough of it. And the truth is this: I'm no where near stopping. Gilded tables, golden bookcases, brassy nailheads. I would ask for an intervention, but I'm not the least bit interested in having someone put the brakes on my current love of oro. I. Love. It.

Lest you think I've lost my Venti mind, I assure you my passion for the precious metal is more jan Showers than Liberace. But I don't want to mislead you... I do have a place in my heart for unnecessary opulence.

What began as a simple love of the color has now become a style statement. I'm craving gilded Empire era chairs, gold leaf in my relief and even a little (can I admit this?) Rococo in my life.

A little may go a long way, but fully embracing your love of a design element is always more fun. Let your freak flag fly and allow your inner Zsa Zsa Gabor to emerge. After all, your home is for YOU. It should make you smile, make you proud and make you happy. And if that requires a little gilded this or that (as it does in my case), then so be it.

What the beautiful people are saying...

Oh I really want the Stella Dallas "flower puff" in the top photo!!!

So gorgeous. Stella always has great pieces. Ive seen this pouf at a few places, but none recently. Was thinking as I looked as these pix that I ought to start looking again. Such fun seating or occasional table!

Franki

Is that a carpet or tiles in the second picture. It looks simply awesome. Apt for a complete black and white setting

Ya baby! I'm down with the gold but totally feel ya about the gold teeth thing!!! I love mixing finishes & gold can certainly warm up a space with a touch of glam. I'm gold leafing a ceiling right now... YUMMY!!!

Cant wait to see the pix of that ceiling, Shay. Going to be gorgeous!

Something to say, gorgeous?

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