All that glitters may or may not be gold (in fact, it is usually polished brass), but it certainly is a hot design trend right now.
Mind you, this isn’t your mother’s 1980′s era brass. You know, the kind that was used for overly ornate faucets and accessories to go with the Laura Ashley wallpaper and the little pink soaps in the guest bath? <shudder>
Instead, gold is now the accent of choice to warm up that other trending “color” – crisp white. Although gold can also be used to great effect with navy blue, chartreuse, and blush pinks, it is white that really begs for it.
If you want to try out this design trend, try accessorizing with brass planters or bowls you find at a flea market or thrift shop. Just be sure that they have simple, modern forms, and can be polished up to a high shine. Or find some silly ceramic figurines that could be improved with a solid coat of gold paint, then group 3-5 of them together on your mantel for a fun and trendy look.
For more ideas and inspirations, check out my All That Glitters board on Pinterest.
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