Apparently, I'm not the only one with a 'gilty' pleasure. Both of the modern rooms above play off the vintage gilt mirrors with contemporary accessories that share the Midas touch. I love the black drum shade (left) with its gold lining in an image from Belle Maison. But, I seriously lust for the gold trimmed chairs (right). Image via Curated By Color.
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It seems that just about every antique lover holds a special place in their heart for gilt frames. That golden hue is particularly beautiful when an aged, framed mirror is given new life as a bed headboard.
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It's not just gilt mirrors that create a serene bedroom. Gilded wood bed frames inspire regal design schemes.
|French-inspired boudoir image via La Maison Fou.|
Isn't the Dallas, Texas bedroom (below) joyful with its ornately carved, gilt headboard paired with thoroughly modern side tables and ethnic coverlet? Its bohemian style just makes me want to smile.
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What has most recently stirred my passion for gilding is a set of horn nesting bowls from Serena & Lily. The bowl trio is crafted of naturally shed Water Buffalo horn that has been sculpted by hand and rimmed with a lusterous gold finish.
Images above and below via Serena & Lily.
Oh, Santa ... you do read my blog, don't you?