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September 2, 2011

Inspiration Imported From Hungary: Gold!

Although my accommodations were scary I saw many beautiful sights in Hungary that really inspired me in surprising ways.  Although I like gold for jewellery, I tend to decorate exclusively with silver.  In fact, we replaced every single doorknob, hinge and cabinet pull with silver.  We totally eradicated any gold from the townhouse.  But after a visit to Gödöllő Palace, an 18th century u-shaped castle with gorgeous gardens, I think I could get on board with a few gold home accessories (especially when paired with pastel colours).  Check out these contraband photos I snapped of the Palace's ballroom:

Was almost booted out for taking this photo!

Excessive, but so gorgeous.  I was obsessed with this room.
With gold on the brain, these two rooms really caught my eye:

Canadian House & Home via Pretty Things
A bit much, but I love the wallpaper.

That light fixture!!
Do you have any gold accessories in your home?  Can gold be modern?

P.S. Here is a photo of myself (and new friend Sylwia, from Poland) in behind the Palace and I am totally rocking gold leather sandals.  I match the Palace.

Too bad I wasn't also wearing this DIY bracelet I blogged about last month. 



  1. I love the revival of gold.
    I can't seem to get enough of it.
    But I have not made the leap to bringing any in to my home...just wardrobe.
    I love how certain elements look awesome in gold but I can't figure out how to mix them with all my industrial vintage.

  2. I agree, Amy, it can be hard to work gold into a space. Much easier to wear!

  3. It's fun watching gold come back 'in' and trying to figure out how to use it. I'm planning on giving it a shot when I begin to decorate my mantel for Fall. Should be interesting - and a good challenge :)

  4. gorgeous gold room! YES! Gold can be modern in my opinion. I'm going to go back and gawk at that room some more. =)

  5. Lots of mid-century furniture had brass hardware, and though I tend to use mostly chrome and nickel in my home too, I'm starting to incorporate some brass here and there. I think it could work with contemporary design too.


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