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Entry hall antique console mirror and chandelier

Some favorite bits of gilt…

18th century Venetian mirror…

2oth century gilded console, bronze and crystal chandelier…

That Chanel shopping bag is inspired…and the offset green

potted white orchids…

Gilt architectural fragment

18th century Italian gilt cartouche fragment


focal point in design

1960’s artwork by Al Held above a Louis XIV gilded settee

upholstered in Belgian linen …top photo and above

design by C. Renea Abbott of Shabby Slips Houston

photography Roger Davies, Western Interiors April ’09

gilded boiserie

Full on gilt boiserie…in process…

gilt boiserie detail

and in detail…

House and Garden archives

gilt wood architectual fragment

Paper Illusions the Art of Isabelle de Borchgrave

Carved, gilded, a touch of blue and old white…

gilt frame wall grouping

Ginny Magher’s home in Atlanta…

a complicated wall pulled together

with gold detail…

Veranda March April ’06

antique mix in design

Designer Dan Marty’s Los Angeles apartment…

The glint of gold frames and marine blue adding a

subtle accent to the warm, neutral color range,

a mismatched set of small octagonal Syrian tables…

antique chinoiserie desk trouvais

Antique chinoiserie dresser, framed art…lightly traced in gold

deconstructed armchair…

photography Tim Street-Porter

Western Interiors April ’09

Flags in design

In my office my vintage flea market flag and

Wisteria sunburst mirror…dressed up with a bit

of gold paint…be it ever so humble, there’s

always a place for a bit of gold…