Glints of Gold

One of my favourite quotes by Shakespeare is from his play The Merchant of Venice, and the saying is ‘All that glitters is not gold’. While I agree wholeheartedly with this statement, I have found in recent times that golden accents to a room can be the perfect touch to add some glitter and luxury.

This gold-framed mirror is one of my most prized pieces in my current collection, with the framing reminiscent of the petals of a sunflower. I have tied this piece in with the other decor by using a warm wooden cabinet with gold handles, and also with the discreet golden tip of the chair by the French doors.

There are hundreds of ways that a tasteful amount of gold can be worked into a room’s decor, and I have implemented a few in some of my recent designs.

The gold borders on this black bar cabinet are the perfect way to relieve the stark hue of the wood. Without these gold accents, the piece would look far too heavy against the light neutrals of the rest of the room.

The golden lining of the wood at the base of this coffee table ties in the golden bars above. The chocolate-tones of the wood are the perfect complement to the gleaming metal, and the pièce de résistance is the gold sea urchin spikes adorning the glass of the coffee table.

It’s amazing how something so small can make such a difference in a space, don’t you think?


If you’re hoping to add a touch of whimsy to your living area, this bespoke coffee table is the perfect piece to complete your home. The overlapping circles appear as delicate as spun gold, and the glass tabletop is exactly what is needed to not overwhelm the table base.

And by mixing the curves of the table with spikes of the feature art on the wall, I have attempted to create both a restful and creative space that everyone will enjoy.

And last - but by no means least - I want to show you how cleverly this vanity desk has been set up. Positioned perfectly so that the person sitting can see out the window, this golden-legged Mathilde Cabriole desk can be used as either a vanity or a work area, depending on your needs.

The subtle curve of the legs also adds an aura of fluidity and elegance to the space, that might otherwise be lost in the sharp line and light tones.

My final piece of advice when using gold to decorate your room, dear friends, is that less is more. A touch of gold is all that is needed, and anything more could result in your room looking gaudy. And nobody wants that.

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