As a child, I was pretty much obsessed with anything sparkly, shiny or glittery. I’ve carried that obsession with me, but have transitioned from the bedazzled category into a more subdued golden one. When I moved into my new home a few years ago I discovered a love for gilded objects. If I didn’t know any better, I would probably place one on every surface in my house. There is something so lovely, warm and unexpected about a well-placed golden accent, whether it be brass, gold or even gold spray paint (see some adorable spray-painted dinosaurs here). These pieces always seem to subtly glow against the other more muted items in the room.
I’ve done my best to limit the number of golden accents I purchase, but the ones I do own I truly adore. The small gold votive holders below are from West Elm (I found them on sale for sixty cents each!!) and sit on a dark wood table in my kitchen along with some lovely succulents. The brass partridge below was a recent purchase at an East Nashville shop called Old Made Good (OMG) and the brass owl trio was a lucky find at a local antique store called Gas Lamp Antiques.