As many of you know, my job is to follow design trends and highlight the looks for the businesses that I blog for. Now that I have my own blog, I couldn’t help show you some of the spaces I’ve been writing about this week. We’re talking “decorating with gold” over the next series, and I have to admit–I’m slightly new to the trend.
I went with red & gold decor in the dining room this year for Christmas.
Making It Your Own
I’ve always loved the look of mixed metals with wood. Mainly, the industrial look of matte black or steel. But, a couple years ago, I was doing photos for content and a blog article series–about color pairings that look amazing with gold–and the trend definitely piqued my interest.
I loved how the tones in these fabrics caught the light. And, I also love how there’s such a range of warm metals–from antique brass to copper finishes–that gold isn’t really the end all, be all. It’s about making the look your own, and if you know me, that’s my favorite decor style.
Color Pairings with Gold Accents
The original article series explored how favorite color pairings were accented with gold, like this kitchen in a black and white color scheme.
I think, when decorating with gold is done well, it pairs with any color scheme. That’s the beauty of making your home your own. Because this article series has always been one of our top trending articles, I decided another one was in order.
Cue the Inspo
Fabric samples are often what inspire me, so that’s where I began. I played around with some Hunter Douglas fabric samples from the Vignette Modern Roman Shades collection of Drake fabrics.
And then, the scrolling began. If you love decorating with gold, I’ve got some great accounts for you to follow. And, while I love bigger accounts, these ladies have spaces in their homes that are gorgeously designed, but you’ll miss out if someone doesn’t point you in their direction! So here they are, some of my favorites…
Talk about chic. Kathryn’s home is the right mix of white with gold accents. There’s a softness about her spaces. Discover this beautifully styled kitchen, and more of the rooms in her home, by following her account @kathrynpackard on Instagram.
Exquisitely designed elements. Ashley’s home features gold accents throughout each space–ever so tastefully displayed. This home office is what dreams are made of. See the way she styles gold throughout her home at @alexanderreneedesign.
If you love the look of pink with gold, you have to check out Elisa’s squares. She takes the fairytale appeal of pink and gold–and turns it into a sophisticated reality. This bar cart is the perfect representation of the accents in her home. See more of her gold and blush pink inspirations @mangitas.
Let’s talk posh styling. Mimi creates this luxurious feel throughout her home, decorating with gold. She is the queen of coordinating style–balancing neutrals and soft colors with metallic finishes. She also has a gorgeous talent for floral bouquets. Find her at @maricelalopezdesign on Instagram.
Fairly new to the Instagram world, Amber wows us through each season, decorating with gold. With self-proclaimed opulent pieces–and I whole-heartedly agree–she designs each space with gorgeous intention. Find her stunning displays @myevolvingspace.
When someone can perfectly curate a vignette, we must realize it as the talent that it is. Such is the styling we see in Peggy’s home. With graceful sophistication, you’ll find beautiful designs and tremendous inspiration with her @onepearcourt account.
Decorating with Gold…Do You Love It?
Where are you in terms of the decorating with gold trend? Love it? Not sure? Just getting started? I’d love to know where you find inspiration–and if it’s in your own home, tag me on Instagram @the_shady_gal. Happy decorating, my friends!