It may be of no surprise that I love gold, though I am not sure that I have flexed my goldfinger accordingly thus far. Well I do, and when I saw this staircase which descends into a mod gold wonderland of a room I knew I had to share it, and share how to get the look. If you are going to go unabashedly gold there are a few pointers which you can take from this room. First, pick one or two key design features and make your statement with those. Here the spectacular staircase and the shiny mod chair take the forefront and shine, literally. Don’t overwhelm the room with too many design features – too much of a good thing is not a good thing. Second, as you would play with different tones of a hue, with gold, play with different textures to make the most of it. The bold shine of the chair is offset by the richer textured and gold leafed ceiling and walls. This depth balances the shine so that the gold doesn’t overwhelm. Lastly, stick with clean lines. With the intensity and shine of gold, your eye will move around the room. Help direct the attention by using focused, clean features. An all-gold color palette is a bold move, make the most of it by making bold choices. Pick a few great things and stick to those, don’t muddy the look with too much. This is one of the most important pointers for any design project. So if you are going to go for it, here are a few pieces that will help you get the look:
Sculpture by Debra Baxter in Celestite, Glass, and Quartz Crystal
Handwoven necklace by Saloukee on Bottica
Dress by Christopher Kane
Baja Sandals by Rebecca Minkoff
Neon Yellow and Natural Slingshot by Wooden Slingshot
Neon and Glitter dipped Paper Tassels by Everly Lane Design
Neon yellow dipped table, seen on Dot Dot Dash
Neon Stripe Flat Clutch by Clare Vivier
Neon Duck Bag by Baggu on Dottie Clover
Inge Ankle Wrap Clog by Loeffler Randall
The feeling of the wind across the bow, the fine spray that falls across your face, and the taste of salt on your lips. This sense of freedom, this thrill and adventure draw us to the nautical life and hold us fast. Always a sailor at heart. And in much the same way, nautical style never goes out of style. Here are some ways to bring it home.
Image of The Kennedy’s via.