When it comes to decorating my own home, I’ve always been a traditional gal. I adore French style, but despite my affection, I wasn’t really into decorating with gold. I believe my objections can be traced back to all those bright brass fixtures the late 80s and 90s – they made me fearful to ever go golden again.
But I eventually got over my phobia and I realized that gold is truly timeless ! You can see from my latest attempt at displaying art in our living room that I’ve come all the way around on my anti-gold stance.
This experiment began with the new wainscoting, and my desire for a gallery wall having seen so many of them in magazines and around blog land. Of the few pieces of fine art we’ve collected over the years, all of them had been framed in gold. It was not my decision, rather it was the original artist’s choice. But instead of painting the frames, or paying a hefty sum to reframe all the art, I decided just to roll with it.