I am in love with gold right now and any which way is good; shiny, matt, textured, ormolu, entering the realms of ochre, bordering on chartreuse… I’m just drawn to it like a magpie. In interior design it’s a warm and welcoming colour, it complements art beautifully and is further emphasized by natural timber. The bedroom below wouldn’t have as much impact if the chair on the right wasn’t there to balance the lampshade on the left. There are very few colours operating here but between the fabric, the throw and the wooden furniture there is a gradation of gold that keeps things interesting. I love that the two lamps are different – it’s boring on the eye to be too symmetrical. The room below is Ben Penreath’s shop in London, painted in Farrow and Ball’s ‘India Yellow’. This colour is complicated and mature and sets off the plaster work beautifully. The combination of grey and gold in this sitting room is contemporary. The cushions tie the floor and the art work together. It’s an easy look for anyone to replicate (given the abundance of grey sofas in this world). No need to comment on the House Cafe in Istanbul designed by Autoban. I just want those gold mirrored tiles with every ounce of my being. This kitchen. Not really gold, just lovely rich variable timbers mixed together to create something beautiful and warm – and golden. And finally this piggy. Just because.
Images via Pinterest, Farrow and Ball and http://lonnymag.com