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The Golden Touch

The Golden Touch

We took a shine to these ideas on how to incorporate a bit of metallic into the home.

Above: A majestic gold painting by Mathias Goeritz positioned at the top of a stairwell in the home of Mexican architect Luis Barragan (left). To create your own gold work of art, start with the Old World Art Gold Leaf Kit available at Blick Art Materials.

Above: Vintage brass or gold candlesticks offer an easy way to add a bit of glam to your decor. These forms by Ted Muehling for E. R. Butler & Co. are based on three shapes: the egg, an attenuated rod, and a trumpet. Photo by Johnny Miller.

Above: Add eccentricity to your walls with gold adorned paper. We love the design and color of this Naughty Birds Wallpaper by Belgian architect and designer Agnes Emery.

Above: Move over stainless steel: Gold-toned brushed flatware, such as this cutlery set from Canvas Home, will certainly give dinner guests something to talk about.

Above: A gold leaf silkscreened on a natural linen pillow by Jann Cheifitz of Lucky Fish in Brooklyn–A small touch for a hint of glimmer.

For more ideas on incorporating gold (and brass) accents, check out Remodelista’s posts Office Visit: Magdalena Keck Interior Design in New York, Steel This Look: Nautical Fixtures and Fittings in the Kitchen and 10 Easy Pieces: Simple Doorknobs.

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12:37PM PST on Nov 14, 2012

I'm a fan of gold leaf, did detailing on a white fireplace and it looked so elegant.

8:32PM PST on Nov 11, 2012


1:18PM PST on Feb 23, 2012

Very pretty examples - although I prefer silver.
Thank you for sharing.

1:47AM PDT on Oct 14, 2011


10:48PM PDT on Oct 12, 2011

great ideas, thanks

4:40PM PDT on Oct 11, 2011

I love the wallpaper,will have to look into it.

4:12AM PDT on Oct 9, 2011

Good ideas.

3:40AM PDT on Oct 9, 2011

interesting... thanks

6:30AM PDT on Oct 8, 2011

interesting....thanks for sharing

5:53AM PDT on Oct 5, 2011

I didn't realize you can do so much with gold leaf, and it looks so beautiful and elegant! I'll have to try one of these projects.

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