Posts Tagged 'gold'

I Spy: Gold Table Base. Get out your Paint Cans DIYers!

I came across this image of Manhattan Next’s kitchen on their blog the other day (shout out to them for being tops in the Apartment Therapy Homies competition! Whoot Whoot!). I love gold finishes and thought this was a nifty way to address any scratched up table base or a simple change of attitude for your interior.


Check out the gold table base in the background (yeah, ignore foreground incompletion).

Check out the gold table base in the background (yeah, ignore foreground incompletion).

I know there are quite a few budget knock-off reiterations of the classic curved all white table Saarinen Tulip table and Ikea is at the top of that list. I have seen a few used tables on Craigstlist.com (two showing up on the DC search today!), and for the most part, they might have their fair share of scuff marks and chips. But, for $50 plus plus about $15 of good durable gold paint, you can get yourself quite the gilded bargain for under $100! Ikeas’s Docksta is similar to the above table but the CB2 Oddessy table could work as well (sadly, the Oddessy does not have that great curve in the bend of the base as shown in pic above). Both retail for under $200 brand new. Purchase a can or two of gold spray paint, either Krylon’s Bright Gold  or Rustoleums Metallic Finish. It’s good to have a primer applied prior to application of finished paint unless the primer is already in the can as i(s with the Rustoleum). Try to cover up the top part if it’s attached. Blue painters tape and newspaper works. If you can separate base form top – that’s the easiest way to go about this project. And get painting!

Hello Milo.

I obsess over tables and lamps. A wee bit much. However, I do hope there’s never a cure for this! =) I am always adding new favorite pieces to my forever long LOVE list. And this round cocktail table from DwellStudio is the newest addition. The warm antique gold 18″ high base and cool 38″ diameter travertine top (or alternate grey shagreen and black iron base) would dress up any living space. It’s aboslutely gorgeous.

Dwell Studio Milo Coffee Cocktail Table Round gold

Milo Coffee Table DwellStudio gold round

Bring a Little Monarchy Into Your Home.

Got a prince and aspiring princess in your household? Check out Bliss Living’s Kings Road Redux dishes and Crown Wall Decal. Royal elegance is served in the Redux refined porcelain dinnerware embellished with a slightly over-scale 24k gold crown design. Perfect for that royal wedding party you’re thinking about having to celebrate the British couple. And sweet dreaming about becoming queen while snoozing under the wall decal in your palace. You know you will.

gold leaf dinner plates table setting blissliving home

gold crown wall decal bedroom dining room bliss living home

Tabled Hints of French and Asian Flair.

I forgot all about Bunny Williams line of home goods and remembered her jewel piece of a table – the Hourglass Table for Beeline Home. It ranks in one of my top ten everyday and everything tables. It’s perfect as a hall table, small dining table for two, or an end table near that deep charcoal velvet sofa. The octagonal pedestal base is made of hand applied reeded wood and can be finished in either an old gold or silver leaf patina. I’ll take either. The top is a honed fossil stone cut to mimc the shape of the base. Perfect proportions. Off to France and the Far East…

Silver and Gold… Table Behold.

It must be true that planning is underway in many many super organized households for Thanksgiving and Holiday dinner parties. It’s also high wedding season and surely those registries are busting with lists of gilded fine china. I’ve always been a believer in mixing metals, and while looking into accent plates to grace the table at my next dinner party (tbd), I collected a long list of modern, uptempo, and sophisticated finalists. As good as gold and as smashing as silver, these dinnerware beauties are a perfect companion year after year for a seasonal afternoon feast or a star-lit dinner for eight.

 

Syracuse Taupe Dinnerware by Mottahedeh is modern and young - love the greys.

'Syracuse Taupe Dinnerware' by Mottahedeh is a modern and young take on circles - I love the mixed hue grays - can see this looking fantastic in my Ashley Gray dining room!

The Raynaud 'Attraction Gold & Platinum design is a free design of alternating lines. Perfect backdrop for beautiful food and flowers.

The Raynaud 'Attraction Gold & Platinum' design is a free design of alternating lines. Perfect backdrop for beautiful food and deep pink flowers.

Michael Wainright must have a following in his precious metal and porcelain design inspired by the Cape Cod dunes.

Michael Wainright must have a following in his precious metal and porcelain design inspired by the Cape Cod dunes.

Haviland "Cible" is inspired by the Art Deco Movement with uneven lines and starburst patterns begging for white pasta.

Haviland "Cible" is inspired by the Art Deco Movement with uneven lines and starburst patterns begging for white pasta.

The Aegean Platinum handmade dinnerware by l'Objet is more cool metal and ringed in one of my favorite pattern of scales.

The Aegean Platinum handmade dinnerware by l'Objet is more cool metal and ringed in one of my favorite pattern of scales.

I'm a huge fan of Kelly Wearstler and Love Love Love her Hillcrest  dinnerware collection. The dinner plate print is delicate and is adorable.

I'm a huge fan of Kelly Wearstler and Love Love Love her Hillcrest dinnerware collection. The dinner plate print is delicate and is adorable.

Simple in stature but superb in style, the Ralph Lauren 'Glen Plaid' plate keeps things in the plaid.

Simple in stature but superb in style, the Ralph Lauren 'Glen Plaid' plate keeps things in the plaid.

A linear pattern of gold dots radiates out of a center like rays of light when you sit down to Barbara Barry's Wedgewood "Radiance" collection.

A linear pattern of gold dots radiates out of a center like rays of light when you sit down to Barbara Barry's Wedgewood "Radiance" collection.

As Good as Gold! Let the Rush Begin!

Metallic isa mainstay in fashion and home design. Every season, editors exclaim “Silver is Sweet this Spring!”… “Bronze is Back for Good”… “Deck the Halls with Silver Balls!”. I say stop the press and stick with metallic for good! We all need something shiny in our life, and the smooth luster of decorative metal makes my mouth water. I have to declare that I am leaning towards the warmth of gold for my own personal interiors. It looks fantastic year round – up against linens, wools, chocolate, fuchsias, and rich indigo. I’m not afraid of a little eclectic either. I have polished nickel reading lamps, brushed silver drawer pulls, antique gold wall mirrors, and a gilded bar cart. However, the autumnal season is upon us and surely, editors will be shouting “Gold is Hot this Fall. Again!”. So be it. And embrace it. Wear it, and turn it on.

French Decor Chair, $1,650 | Serena & Lily

French Decor Chair, $1,650 | Serena & Lily

Nuvem Round Wire Basket in Gold, $32 | Alessi

Nuvem Round Wire Basket in Gold, $32 | Alessi

Serpent Brass Bracelet, $615 | Robert Cavalli

Serpent Brass Bracelet, $615 | Robert Cavalli

Gilt Tile in 4" x 8" by Michael Smith | Ann Sacks

Gilt Tile in 4" x 8" by Michael Smith | Ann Sacks

Vine Side Tables, Price TBD | Robert Bristow for Ralph Pucci

Vine Side Tables, Price TBD | Robert Bristow for Ralph Pucci

Silhouette Column Library Light in hand-rubbed brass, $525 | Circa Lighting

Silhouette Column Library Light in hand-rubbed brass, $525 | Circa Lighting

Turquoise Lava Vase, $745 | Vivre.com

Turquoise Lava Vase, $745 | Vivre.com

Sheba Wallpaper in Gold, $150 roll | FlavorPaper

Sheba Wallpaper in Gold, $150 roll | FlavorPaper

Woodcut Wall Tattoo in Gold, $59 | Surface Collective

Woodcut Wall Tattoo in Gold, $59 | Surface Collective

Givenchy Gold Croc Embossed Leather Flap Clutch, $716 | Bluefly.com

Givenchy Gold Croc Embossed Leather Flap Clutch, $716 | Bluefly.com

Golden Suzani Pillow, $175 | Jayson Home & Garden

Golden Suzani Pillow, $175 | Jayson Home & Garden

Golden Burberry Peep-toe Twist Pumps, $495 | Zappos.com

Golden Burberry Peep-toe Twist Pumps, $495 | Zappos.com

Kenneth Cole New York Pinstripe Dial Watch, $175 | Nordstrom

Kenneth Cole New York Pinstripe Dial Watch, $175 | Nordstrom

Gold and Silver Wool Rug, 8' x 11' is $1,253 | Safavieh

Gold and Silver Wool Rug, 8' x 11' is $1,253 | Safavieh

Gold Bamboo Flatware, $114 for a 5-piece setting | Ricci Silversmith

Gold Bamboo Flatware, $114 for a 5-piece setting | Ricci Silversmith

The Sweetest Doll. Ever.

I stumbled upon creative organic baker and show designer Sarah Magid a few years back when searching for accessories online. Sarah makes some of the most decadent cakes and sugary creations on this planet. The Brooklyn-based baker backs her product with the slogan, “Made with Love”.  Well, I’ve been in love with this image of her Golden Twinkie Cakes. Damnnn cute!!

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But tonight, I was cruisin’ around my massive library of digital bookmarks and found Sarah’s Blog. Here she posts instructions for making Cookie Paper Dolls!

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Bookmark her site to get a taste of some pretty concoctions when you’re looking for that burst of energy during your next home project. That’s why interior design showrooms serve candies and coffee. Yuummm.


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