Bring a Touch of Gold to Your Interior This Autumn
So far, 2018 has seen some of the wildest and boldest trends come out of the interior design industry in recent memory. From maximalism through rich wallpapers and fabrics to black kitchens and art deco accents and that’s just the beginning of the list. There is one very important trend that can be found in all of these popular styles and that is the presence of gold that has given our homes a luxurious lift. It is useful in complementing animal print cushions and banana leaf wallpaper, adding light to the darkness.
As interior designers in London, we have used countless golden pieces throughout the years in our interior design projects that gave them the perfect aureate accent. From small golden pieces to exquisite show pieces that bring entire rooms together.
The dining room has an oval dining table from Porta Romana, with a camel back, curved dining sofa and ‘lollipop’ back dining chairs in assorted blue fabrics from Holland and Sherry. A vintage 1970’s brass, Paul Evans credenza dominates one wall with a huge circular gold mirror from Arteriors above.
The dining room ceiling has an oval recessed tray area to accommodate an oval Murano glass chandelier. Semi sheer window draperies diffuse the sunlight.
The master bed has the walls sheathed in white linen from Gastón y Daniela, and all the soft furnishings are in tones of white and palest grey. A deep divan / sofa custom made by Michael Reeves to fit the recess between storage closets is lit by a pair of antique gold leaf metal sconces. Semi-sheer draperies diffuse the light from the balcony outside, and motorised, white satin curtains, obscure the light.
This Master Bed Suite is predominantly white, with the bed centered in the room, to allow for maximum sea views. A half-height wall behind the bed creates both an entrance area with console table and lamps on one side, and privacy for the bed area, on the other side.
Furnishings are kept to a minimum, a lacquered desk / table with a skirted chair beneath a carved gold 1940’s mirror on one side of the room and a pair of rattan chairs angled for conversation on the opposite side. The master bath is limestone clad, with a walk-in dressing room.