Color Feature: GOLD

I just love summer and in New England you need to savor every day because it seems to get shorter every year. I love gold in the summer-  I even have a Kate Spade gold tote bag that I’ve had for about 10 years. I bring it out every summer and it always looks bright and cheery.  I find I swap out a lot of my home decor for gold at this time of year as well.  I love the glitz of a little metallic paired with coastal design to add a little “dressier” feel.  Works just perfectly with the glimmer of candles and the flames from the fire pit!  Here are a few things, big and small to dress up your summer home!!

 

No one makes a statement like Christopher Guy.  When I think gold and “swanky”, that’s where I head.  I LOVE this table.  The mahogany top and gold just looks so elegant!  Now if it’s just a small statement you want to make, try switching up your table linens with a runner or place mats woven with a little glimmer like this one from Anthropologie.  Add some pretty shell napkin rings, maybe a unique bowl like this one from Global Views, light a candle, and your summer table is ready to go!

Fontaine, Christopher Guy

Fontaine, Christopher Guy

Gold-Embroidered Table Runner, Anthropologie

Gold-Embroidered Table Runner, Anthropologie

Gold Iridescent Oval Bowl, Global Views

Gold Iridescent Oval Bowl, Global Views

Mussel Shell Napkin Ring, Turner Bay

Mussel Shell Napkin Ring, Turner Bay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Looking for a little glimmer and sparkle?  Kouboo has one of the nicest selection of affordable capiz shell chandeliers available.  Beautiful and just a little unique.  This one would just dazzle hanging in a long entry – maybe near a window where the light would add a little shine?

Cascading Pringle Chandelier in Capiz Seashell, Kouboo

Cascading Pringle Chandelier in Capiz Seashell, Kouboo

Margate Mirror, Currey & Co.

Margate Mirror, Currey & Co.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mirrors have so many purposes, they can brighten a dark room just by opening it up, they can be used as wall art, or just bring some added dimension.  These mirrors would definitely brighten any dark spot in your house!

Evangeline Mirror, Lulu & Georgia

Evangeline Mirror, Lulu & Georgia

 

I love nesting tables but hate when then heights change and someone has the “short” one!  Yes, I believe nesting tables have a purpose and should be used not just lined up together.  This one from Kathy Kuo Home is the best of both (or 6!) worlds – all one height but when put together make a beautiful table.  And the travertine top is timeless!

Eastwood Hollywood Regency Travertine Gold Leaf Puzzle Table Set of 6, Kathy Kuo Home

Eastwood Hollywood Regency Travertine Gold Leaf Puzzle Table Set of 6, Kathy Kuo Home

Clayton Greek Key Lamp, High Fashion Home

Clayton Greek Key Lamp, High Fashion Home

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gold and bamboo and twigs just works.  Add a small one next to a chair or a coffee table size by your sofa to add a dash of gold.  Too big a statement?  Go for a lamp with a gilded base!  Or perhaps just add a set of gold stacking boxes like these from Studio A.

Italian Gold Round Iron Twig Table, High Fashion Home

Italian Gold Round Iron Twig Table, High Fashion Home

Bamboo Float Glass Coffee Table, One Kings Lane

Bamboo Float Glass Coffee Table, One Kings Lane

Gilded Waves Curtain, Anthropologie

Gilded Waves Curtain, Anthropologie

Mock Croc Box, Studio A

Mock Croc Box, Studio A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dress up your dining room with a little gold on your walls and add a pretty comforter to your bed with a little summer shine and you’re ready to go!  I wish the sun would come out today so I can see a little shimmer and shine..until then I’ll just pretend.

Plume Bedding, Candice Olson

Plume Bedding, Candice Olson

GET THE LOOK: Pair Rustic with Luxe

Juxtaposing two completely opposite styles in your home can sometimes be genius, or a total disaster.  Two styles that WE love to pair up are rustic and luxe!  Choosing your large pieces of furniture to be more rustic will allow for you to choose glamorous accents and décor that will really pop!

 

 

For the Bedroom

 

Harbour Cane Bed, Serena & Lily

Harbour Cane Bed, Serena & Lily

Lou Lou, Frette

Lou Lou, Frette

For your bed, choosing a rustic frame like this one from Serena & Lily makes for the perfect canvas to add luxurious bedding.  Bedding with silk, rosettes, or ruffles would be perfect on a bed like this to really jazz it up and add a more romantic feel!

St. Claire Wall Mirror, Frontgate

St. Claire Wall Mirror, Frontgate

Stria 3-Draer Dresser, West Elm

Stria 3-Drawer Dresser, West Elm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once you’ve decided on your bedding, add a glitzy mirror like this one from Frontgate over a wooden dresser.  This is the perfect time to choose some “over-the-top” vintage décor!

 

Driftwood Demi Lune Chest, Studio A

Driftwood Demi Lune Chest, Studio A

Copley Mercury Table Lamp, Birch Lane

Copley Mercury Table Lamp, Birch Lane

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When choosing “rustic” furniture, weathered finishes are always a great chose.  This demi lune chest from Studio A is simple, yet perfect for a shimmery lamp like this one!

 

 

 

For the Dining Room

Reclaimed Russian Oak Plank, Restoration Hardware

Reclaimed Russian Oak Plank, Restoration Hardware

Simple, plank dining tables look great in both small and large spaces.  For small spaces, they are great for making the room seem less cluttered, and for larger spaces, they are the perfect base for a glamorous chandelier and luxurious seating.

 

Rope Lace Slipper Chair, Jo-Liza (Available at Wayfair)

Rope Lace Slipper Chair, Jo-Liza (Available at Wayfair)

Quorum Salento 6-Light 32" Wide Parisian White Chandelier, Lamps Plus

Quorum Salento 6-Light 32″ Wide Parisian White Chandelier, Lamps Plus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Acacia Wood Bowl with Capiz Edge, Kouboo

Acacia Wood Bowl with Capiz Edge, Kouboo

This acacia wood bowl is hand turned from farm grown wood, and the capiz edge would make it a great serving bowl in a “rustically luxurious” kitchen!

 

 

 

 For the Living Room

 

Maxwell Collection, Restoration Hardware

Maxwell Collection, Restoration Hardware

When buying a rustic sofa, make sure that you are buying good quality leather and a sturdy frame that will make your “worn” look still a comfortable one, and one that will last!

 

Anatolia Side Table, Anthropologie

Anatolia Side Table, Anthropologie

Gabby Pouf, Studio A

Gabby Pouf, Studio A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wood Top and Gold Leaf Coffee Table, Worlds Away

Wood Top and Gold Leaf Coffee Table, Worlds Away

Nantcuket Driftwood Floor Lamp, FDO

Nantcuket Driftwood Floor Lamp, FDO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I LOVE these accents to sprinkle in some luxe to your rustic seating!  Choose something sparkly, like the Anatolia side table or the Gabby Pouf to compliment your worn leather sofa and wooden lamp!

 

 

 

What styles do YOU like to pair together?  Let us know and you could be the inspiration for our next “GET THE LOOK” feature!  Our Faceook fan, Rebecca, uses good quality flooring as her splurge-worthy item!  We love to use flooring by EcoModern Design not only because they create beautiful spaces, but also because they are committed to using the newest and most “green” products on the market!  With many different choices, ranging from rustic to luxe, here are just a few examples of EcoModern Design’s gorgeous wood flooring!

 

EcoModern Design

EcoModern Design

EcoModern Design

EcoModern Design