The Gold Standard


I'm a gold girl.  Bronze, silver, not even platinum gives me the rush that gold does. 

It’s warm and sexy and adds a little magic to any material.  I love gold fabric, furniture, lighting 

and especially jewelry and hardware.  I would plate everything in gold if I could.  Now for you nay-sayers

who think gold is a finish that belongs in the 80s, take a look at the images below and get ready to swoon.

 

 

Fabrics

A few of my current favorite gold fabrics.

 

 

 

Vogue nippon

A glamorous gold face in Vogue Nippon.

 

 

 

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At the Washington Design Center's spring 2007 design house I painted the walls

India Yellow by Farrow & Ball and added gold David Iatesta sconces.

 

 

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A vintage Curtis Jere wall sculpture.

 

 

 

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I'm saving this image in my inspiration file for a future project. 

The layers of gold could inform an entire color scheme.

Vogue December ‘08

  

 

Grand central

Some of the amazing metalwork at Grand Central Station.

 

 

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What artist celebrated the brilliance of gold more than Klimt?

 

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Sooo gorgeous … LOVE this gold and citrine pin!  I would wear it with a [faux]

fur vest layered over a grey cashmere sweater, jeans and a sick pair of heels. 

 

 

 

 

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Some of my favorite jewelry piled in a gold tray.

 

 

Chloe purse 

I get a ton of compliments on this Chloe purse.

 

 

 

 

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Nancy Lorenz added graffiti-esque gold accents to Jeffrey Bilhuber's scenic

paper-covered bedroom walls.  A gutsy move by the interior design genius.

 

 

 

 

Columbina

I'm seriously considering switching my flatware over to gold … so much sexier!

Columbina Flatware at The Moma Store.

 

 

 

 

Brass knuckle mug 
  I love this mug!  The perfect glam/punk combo.

 

 

 

Louboutin the bag snob 

Where better to wear gold than on your toes?  Louboutin heels from the 2005 collection.

 

 

 Gold facial

Looking for a gift for the woman who has everything?  Yes, there is a gold facial

 

 

 

 

Paperclips 

Gold paperclips – A Huntley & Co. office standard!

 

 

5 thoughts on “The Gold Standard”

  1. Tricia,
    Do you believe I just purchased new bedding and guess what, it’s gold.
    I sleep better than I ever have. Terrie Thomas @ Hela Spa

  2. Congratulations on the Blog. it looks great. I too love gold and i had a great time enjoying the photos. You would love the gold leaf iron lighting by Objet Insolite. (of course we sell it at Goredean). Still, you would love it! All the best. You have great taste and it shows. Deborah Gore Dean

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