Remember when gold was banished along with traditional furniture and decor? They were replaced with cleaner lines, chrome, nickel and oil rubbed finishes. Selling your once very expensive antiques to replace them with the more modern trends became impossible. I couldn’t give mine away(inherited from my mother, my dining room screams ’80’s dynasty).

Recently I decided I just had to get rid of the traditional furniture and antiques no matter what and update the look of my home. As luck would have it life got in the way and I never got around to calling and planing for the auction house to come pick up the furniture. What’s lucky about that? Well..they’re back!! If you take a look at any home interior magazine or Pinterest you will see them, antiques, traditional furniture and gold finishes EVERYWHERE!! Kitchens and bathrooms with matte gold fittings are everywhere. 

From www.decorpad.com

from Better Homes & Gardens 


From www.fireclaytile.com

There are some subtle differences and not so subtle differences from 80’s as there always is in any kind of fashion, when a style inevidiably recycles. The great thing about furniture is you can refinish, reupholster, and refurbish.  Adding leather, pattern or a brightly colored velvet fabric to a traditional chair can really bring it up to date and take it from hohum to wow!

From paloma81.blogspot.com

From degournay.com

Putting a beautiful antique gold mirror over a more contemporary piece adds a sophisticated feel.  From architectureartdesigns.com

Loving  that layered feeling!!

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