Well I am already a pretty big advocate of the Baggu, especially this size which I can’t seem to get enough of. They do such a great job creating simple, easy to pair pieces that are also very functional. And their eye for color is equally spot on, which is why it is so hard to choose just one. So imagine my delight when I saw the gold-dipped baggu tote and weekender – a collaboration between Baggu and West Elm. Stripes? Gold? I’ll say yes please to almost anything with either of the two.
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: