Jul 23, 2012

by English Muse

Morning guys. How are you all? It’s lovely to be back here today. We had a great weekend. My husband and I recently bought our first house and yesterday I made the first purchase. A chandelier! But today I want to ask your opinion on something else. Where do you stand in the good old metal debate- silver or gold? Which one do you prefer?

According to some of the leading trend authorities here in South-Africa, the sun is setting for silver and gold is on the rise. I am seeing gold everywhere lately. In accessories, furniture, trim and objet.

Silver has had a bit of a short run. The last two years have been all things silver, but now we are returning to the warmer metal. Gold doesn’t have to be uber shiny and gaudy. A more understated look is now the order of the day.

Gold van be used i classical, contemporary or modern designs. It’s all about the combination. Here bright purple give a fun zing. Or you can pair it with white, as seen below, for a classy, understated look.

What about this spin on the muted palette? Add flowers in a bright colour to add a burst of life to this look. It’s not quite as bold as the purple scheme, but it has that special something.

What do you think? Silver or gold? I must admit that I am loving these gold accessories and coffee tables. I would love to have something similar in my lounge.

Have a lovely Monday,


of Beauty and Love

Sources Living room, dresser + footstool (this pouffe is available from the awesome Bohemia online store), Neutral lounge, silver and purple,


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One Response to “Gold versus Silver”

  1. Em says:

    a chandelier! that’s just wonderful – if I ever escape apartment living that’s the first thing I’m buying!

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