Clever idea – making gold work in a contemporary setting


Okay so I haven’t posted anything for a while. Truth be told my head has been a bit mashed up. I have a long term health problem and disability and have had a really bad month with pain. So I’ve been unable to think straight let alone write something. There has been little progress with the house too. I have yet to get back to the dresser in the dining room, and the walls have seen a few colour tests but that’s about it.

However… We’ve got the dining table back in there (we wanted to eat at the table for Easter) and spending time in the room has been fruitful. The original idea was to go with dark woodwork and pale walls (browny greys, linens that kinda thing). But it just doesn’t work when you sit down in the room. Instead of being in tune with the rest of the downstairs, it just isn’t working. It doesn’t have the same vibe.

So, my hubby has suggested we go back to a crazy idea I had for this room when we first bought the house – paint it gold. At first I had some doubt about it working. The rest of the downstairs has an overall contemporary feel and I wasn’t sure how it would fit. Would it look totally out of place? How would it work with the newly exposed fire place and stone lintel? And the big one; could I really have an art studio in a space that was painted gold?

The answer is getting nearer the yes word this week! I’ve been researching metallic paints and heritage golds and there are a few tricks that I’ve found that would work perfectly with my studio table (it’s an oh so lovely white at the moment). For example I am bowled over with the lovely gold legs on this pretty desk. It’s almost an exact copy of my table and so I’ll be stealing this idea if we say damn it all let’s have a gold room!Also my ghost chair will look amazing in a gold interior.

Another beautiful example of how gold works well with a contemporary look is the shelves below. I think it adds a little elegance and style that solid flat colours don’t always have. What do you think?


~ by celee on April 20, 2013.

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