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Saturday, 1 June 2013

Bringing gold accents to your space with gold and white pillows

Danielle's charming classic walk up via Apartment Therapy

Adding metallic gold accents to your home is a great way to bring in warmth and visual texture. And gold can be remarkably versatile too: it brings a hint of luxury and glam but it also complements perfectly natural elements like wood or wicker.

Elle Decor, via Apartment Therapy

Gold also works beautifully with a variety of colours: think bright red, rich green, aqua or hot pink.

Contemporary Living Room by Seattle Interior Designers & Decorators Beth Dotolo, RID, ASID via Houzz

Or part of a layering of rich textures and patterns.

Earthlab's gold and cream pillows
Pillows of course are a great way to experiment with colour and design trends without making a the kind of commitment involved in buying new furniture or repainting your walls. I love the combination of gold on cream, and when I  found this beautiful nubbly ivory silk noile I thought it cried out for some gold. On silk it seemed natural to print my Indian inspired tile design.

Indian inspired gold print on ivory silk pillow

My second gold and cream pillow is printed on slightly more robust organic cotton twill with a playful star design. This really is a pillow that will fit in just about anywhere, I have a sage green sofa which is rather fussy about the pillows it mixes with and this pillow looks great on it, although at the moment it's hanging out on a burgundy art deco chair from the 30s.

Gold on cream star print pillow by Earthlab