Going For Gold

The world collectively is cheering on their teams for the Summer Olympics in Rio. It brings together the best and brightest in sport competing against one another for the glory of their countries. We are all eagerly anticipating who will come away with the coveted medals, especially the Gold.

A touch of gold is popping up everywhere now in home décor, furniture and accessories. The gleaming glamorous gold can add sparkle to any home. I love the way you can add it in a big way or use it in a small way. It can be something as simple as swapping our your flatware for gold or adding the sparkling pillow.

Metallics can add fabulous depth and glamour to any space and gold lends a particular sheen and luxury that is unparalleled. Here are some GOLD medal-worthy pieces for your home.


Making a splash in the pool the ‘Really Big’ Inflatable Swan Pool Floatie. A fabulous addition to any pool to embrace the summer spirit.
goldswan Photo Source: Nordstrom


A new kind of fuel. Retrofitted Danish Jerry Can transformed into bar cabinets. Young label, Danish Fuel, is channeling their classic mid-century Hollywood style of silver screen heroes like Gregory Peck for suave contemporary homes. To celebrate something special or a nightcap the Danish Fuel Bar Cabinet adds an essence of style with a dash of glamour.
goldsuitcase Photo Source: danishfuel


Going for the industrial glam. A perfect fit for any counter or bar these flint steel stools with a glamorous gold finish and exposed welding. The factory-inspired stools are handcrafted steel with gold powder coated satin finish. With the legs flare refined, who wouldn’t love those little capped feet and each a handcrafted original.
gold-stools Photo Source: cb2


Putting the Midas touch on interiors, Glen and Jamie, Peloso Alexander Interiors bring gold to the forefront in home décor. Medal worthy, the metallic sheen adds light and brings a sophisticated style to any space. Gold furnishings and accessories always win.
gold-mirror
Photo Source: Glen and Jamie Instagram


Taking the spotlight in any room, the Continuity Ceiling Lamps takes centre stage. Modern and contemporary globe lights from Casalife Furniture adds warmth and light. This warm golden ball is made of white metal and paper rope.
gold-lightsPhoto Source: Casalife Furniture


The pineapple has long been recognized as a symbol of hospitality and warm welcome. Welcome guests to your home with exquisite pineapple shot glasses designed and handcrafted by Brooklyn’s W&P Design. Each comes with a beautifully modelled lid that can be used to keep contents covered or as a chic stand.
gold-pineapplePhoto Source: Indigo


Go for gold with the Maier IKON single lever faucet. A collection that redefines luxury and shakes up physics with its complex geometric lines. An innovative faucet icon is born, flowing water is now a prism with endless faces.
gold-sink Photo Source: Canaroma


Fusion Mineral Paints teamed up with legendary designer Matthew Mead to create marvelous metallics.
The Gold Studio Metallic is the perfect fit for accessorizing décor pieces. Add Fusion Antiquing Glaze over top to create a vintage gold look. Be inspired for some gold worthy diy by this chair transformed to a golden masterpiece.
goldpaint Photo Source: Left (q is for quandie) Right (Fusion Mineral Paint)


Gold shakes it up the kitchen with Williams-Sonoma Goldtouch® Nonstick Essentials Bakeware.
Successful baking relies as much on good tools as it does on techniques and ingredients. Our signature professional-quality pans offer superb performance and the impeccable release of our Goldtouch nonstick coating. This 6 piece set t includes all the essentials for everyday baking tasks.
goldbakingequip Photo Source: Williams Sonoma


Jump on the Gold Bar Cart wagon. Having a special place, no matter how small, for drinks and pretty glasses is a fun way to showcase and enjoy the celebrations. Bar carts offer classic style, convenience and mobile cocktail fixings all in one. Spruce up your personal bar cart from inspiring gold accents. fresh florals and your favourite bottle of bubbly.
gold-barcart Photo Source: Left (gingersnaps) Right (AM Dolce Vita)


Be bold go for gold. Gold crush on York Wallcoverings Metallic Strippable Non-Woven Paper Unpasted Classic Wallpaper, available at Lowes. From bold three bar stripes to sophisticated pinstripes, perfect for feature walls. Gold striped wallpaper can be hung either horizontally or vertically to create a fabulous look and can also help create the illusion of height for rooms with low ceilings.
gold-background Photo Source: Lowes


Whatever your preference, a Gold metallic piece will always add a touch of interest and glamour to your home.

Go for it!

… Go for Gold!


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Tina Holmes

Home decor + reno enthusiast, lover of wine, food, a good laugh. Producer of Toronto Home Shows, cottage dweller & cycling addict

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