Jamie earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Interior Design from Brenau University in Atlanta, Georgia and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance and Business Law from Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. She is an NCIDQ Registered Interior Designer offering her clients a comprehensive background with 15 years of interior design experience, 10 of those years as owner of her own design studio, and 15 years of experience in the financial sector of corporate business.

Kern’s body of work has been widely published. Her work has been recognized by the American Society of Interior Designers for design excellence and featured as a case study in the interior design textbook “Beginnings of Interior Environments” for the education of up-and-coming interior designers. Her work is featured in the hardback anthology “Modern Interior Design – American Collection” published in 2010.

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


use gold home decor accessories like a pro

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