A gold sconce, a single gold tchotchke and two gold candleholders are all designer Phoebe Howard needed to create a subtle sense of luxury in this room. Follow her cue and shop your home or garage sales and home stores for just a few classic gold accents to add a feeling of wealth to your living room.
A gold chandelier hangs in a formal dining room with gold and yellow vertical striped wallpaper. A circular floral design has been painted on the ceiling around the base of the chandelier and a red border accents the room's ornate, gold crown molding.
Glittery gold walls add a glamorous feel to this eclectic powder room. A small wall-mounted accordion mirror is perfect for touching up makeup, while a larger framed mirror speckled with gold paint is a more decorative piece.
A retrofitted 18th century French commode is the center of a powder room flaunting gold fittings and a ruffled china sink. The fixtures are 24 karat gold-plated. The hand towels are embroidered with the words "Pour vous," French for "For you."
Now that your bar is beautiful, what should you serve your guests? Christian May of Maison 21 suggests mixing the practical with the unexpected. "Have a selection of basic liquors: vodka, gin, bourbon or whiskey and vermouth," May says. "Round these out with a few funky liquors in bottles with different shapes for visual appeal."