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.


Lois Sepahrom
Lois Sepahrom5 years ago

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

Winn Adams
Winn A5 years ago


Kristina C.
Kristina C5 years ago

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

Quanta Kiran
Quanta Kiran6 years ago


Alicia N.
Alicia N6 years ago

great ideas, thanks

Judith Corrigan
Judith Corrigan6 years ago

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

Brenda Towers
Brenda T6 years ago

Good ideas.

Sanja T.
Sanja T6 years ago

interesting... thanks

Rita White
Rita White6 years ago

interesting....thanks for sharing

Miss May
Ashley Piechocki6 years ago

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.