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Use Gold Accessories in Your Home Like a Pro

If you want to use gold accessories in your home like a pro, you need to pay close attention to what you see the pros using.    Just because something is gold doesn’t mean it’s a tasteful addition to your home.

Consider the Finish:

A cheap coat of gold paint is like hiding a poo in a Birkin bag.   Looks great initially but eventually the ugly truth will reveal itself.    Try to find items that have a refined solid finish that won’t chip.

Consider the Color:

Gold comes in so many shades.  A shiny polished gold finish has it’s place but it isn’t the only option so try to blend a gold leaf finish with a hammered an antiqued gold.  Too much of the exact same finish is monotonous and will definitely make you look like an amateur.

Consider the Shape and Function:

Use interesting shapes.  One of my favorites is the grouping of organic twisted candlesticks below.   Keep your eye out for mid-century “found” items that blend gold and wood.   A sunburst clock is always hip.  And consider using natural bone accessories.  The natural bone is tonally very warm and I find it really enhances gold accessories.

Don’t Over-do It:

And remember that too much of a good thing is still too much.   Every accessory in your living room doesn’t have to be gold.   The shine and the sophistication of gold  has so much visual power that a little bit can go a long way!

Using gold accessories in your home like a pro

World Market Glassware

Using Gold accessories in your home like a pro

Interlude Home

 

Using gold Accessories in your Home like a Pro

Fireplace Screen by Interlude Home

 

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Mid Century Clock from RetroSpecList on Etsy

 

 

Use gold accessories in your home like a pro

Atelier Stella Vases by West Elm

 

Use Gold accessories in your home like a Pro

Morning glory Candle Holders by Studio A Home

 

Use gold accessories in your home like a pro

Bookends by Cyan Design

Use gold accessories in your home like a pro

Glass Knot by Cyan Design

use gold accessories in your home like a pro

Decorative Bone Rings by Pottery Barn

 

 

use gold accessories in your home like a pro

Jar Candles by Studio A Home

 

 

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10 Great Ottomans That Will Up Your Style Cred

If you want to flex your style muscle but can’t whip up the courage to go all-out vogue then start with a small accent piece.   My favorite strategy is to toss in a mind-blowing ottoman into an otherwise subtle space.  They’re small enough that they won’t freak out your eyeballs, but you’ll notice that it’s distinction adds depth and a level of visual interest.

Ottomans are as functional as they are aesthetic.  They’re obviously comfortable for propping up your barkin dogs, but they also make great spillover seating if you’re having a party, and they make nice side tables.  A tray on an upholstered ottoman is a great spot for your martini.  Not that mine ever sees table top until it’s dead empty, but still a handy spot to free up my hands for round 2.

Here are 10 great Ottomans that will up your style cred.   Many are available in other finishes and fabrics so you can somewhat customize to reflect your personal thang!

 

Contact Jamie Kern at Design Theory Interiors of California, Inc for designer pricing and availability at jkern@designtheoryinteriors.com

   10 great stools and ottomans to spice up your home-zentique

From Zentique, this ottoman has an aged natural oak leg and is upholstered in natural cowhide.   Cowhide is uber glamorous and can be used in any type of space so don’t make the mistake of thinking it can only be at home in a rugged or cabin-style space.

 

10 great stools and ottomans to spice up your home-emporiumhome

This baby from Emporium Home is one of my all time favorites.   Fluffy Mongolian Lamb on a silver frame that is hand-finished diamond shape studs.  This also comes in white Mongolian Lamb on a gold frame.
10 Great Ottomans That Will Up Your Style Cred

This little teal guy from Stray Dog Designs is handmade from recycled materials and the outer cover is papier mache.  But it really is sturdy enough to use as a table or a stool.  It’s available in about 10 colors. There are a couple of other patterns and sizes in this collection that are equally as fun.

 

10 Great Ottomans That Will Up Your Style Cred

The detail of this round ottoman by Nathan Anthony Furniture is nothing short of stunning.   This company offers a boat load of fabric options as well as the option to send them your own fabric.

 

10 Great Ottomans That Will Up Your Style Cred

Jennifer Charles is another company that puts a lot of thought into simple details that tell a big story.   I think the oval shape of this is really interesting as well.   And again,  she offers a number of fabrics from which you can select or you can send your own fabric to the company for use on this ottoman.

 

 

10 Great Ottomans That Will Up Your Style Cred

Grace and Blake does a lot of work with acrylic.   Acrylic is one of those materials that just keeps coming back into fashion and it’s never gone for long.  It always makes for a fashion forward conversation piece.

 

10 Great Ottomans That Will Up Your Style Cred

This is a cool shape that is further defined by the nail head detail.  The nailheads are available in other finishes if the antique gold isn’t your gig.   By Gabby Home.

 

10 Great Ottomans That Will Up Your Style Cred

This cube is another piece by Emporium Home that is stunning.   The fabric is linen and the detail is hand applied leather.  Show Stopper!!

 

10 Great Ottomans That Will Up Your Style Cred

 

Yummy!!  Blue velvet on a gold frame.  Super glam!   Also comes in  black velvet.   Frame is available in gold or silver.   by Worlds Away.

10 Great Ottomans That Will Up Your Style Cred

And another by Worlds Away.   I love the Greek Key detail andI’m crazy about the animal print upholstery.   This one is also available in black white and brown upholstery as well as a silver or gold frame.

 

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Eco Friendly Outdoor Furniture

For eco friendly outdoor furniture, XQuare Furniture Collection offers a fun, portable, and versatile product that can go to the beach, camping, or poolside.     Available in a variety of great colors, these pieces are made of eco friendly woods,  packaged in recyclable boxes, and manufactured in the USA.

 

Eco Friendly Outdoor Furniture:  Portable Lounge chairs

 

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Eco Friendly Outdoor Furniture: Tables and Benches

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Fully assembled chair made in USA with eco friendly wood and recyclable packaging

Source: Chair X45, Wild Black – Shop GloDea

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