Gold! Gold! Gold!
One thing that really makes me gush at the moment is gold. Gold in interiors is back!
There’s new gold’s: Rose gold, copper gold yellow gold, white gold… but mainly gold!
Against a dark or light background it really does make a statement.
Up until a year or so ago, we were only allowed to admire gold interiors on the quiet, as it was seen as a bit OTT, then one day without warning we were allowed gold again!!.. . I was so excited, because I never really stopped loving it.
So, Gold taps are back, And gold tables, beds , picture frames and decorative accessories
But if you are looking for a small touch of gold chic, and not necessarily a full room make over, why not try this cheap but amazing idea I found on pinterest.co.uk, using left over jam jars or mason jars. Perfect for storing dressing table and desk accessories
- You will need 1 can of shiny gold spray paint (try Valspar from B&Q – diy.com )
- and a bunch of small kids plastic animals (try ebay.co.uk for a small set costing less than a fiver)
- glue your chosen creature to the lid (if you know someone with a glue gun use one, as its way easier)
- once dry, spray 1-2 thin coats of spray paint over the lid and animal
Or if that all seems to much like work, what about these little cuties from amazon.co.uk
And what about this for a novel idea for a dark wall, I saw this on a fact finding mooch round Harrods interiors department, and if it’s good enough for Harrods, it’s good enough for me! These small vintage vanity mirrors can be easily sourced from eBay, either already gold, or any colour and just do a quick spray job (sadly the light up mirror was one of Harrods, and I dare not say how much that was! suffice to say Ill be sticking with the vanity mirrors collection!
On this visit to London, I also visited some of the shops at the high end of Interiors to get dreamy ideas for my own home. Whilst these shops are pricey, it’s great to see what upcoming trends are around, and also try and replicate them more affordably. One of my Favourite designers is Kate Spade, for home wares and fashion. In their Chelsea store, they had my Number 1 gold want, a gold and glass cocktail bar trolley. This one is vintage I believe, and unfortunately, one as stunning as this is very hard to come by at a reasonable price, but I will keep my eye out as eventually one of my bargain hunting trips will prove fruitful – Ill keep you posted on that search!
Back in the real world, here are some of my own gold possessions in my home, new and old that I love!
And here is some of Melody Maison’s lovely gold collection, there’s lots more, but these are my own personal favourite’s, and one or two of these, from our 2017 collection, will be finding there way to my house I’m sure!
Sadly the gold parrot taps will have to wait a little longer for the big bathroom makeover next year, but this week, i will be shopping for pretty floral window treatments for a spare room mini-makeover, and some more botanical critters for my still evolving sitting room, so expect more on those over the next 2 weeks