The luster of this brass container to hold firewood brings a bit of glamor to this living room when placed against a plain white fireplace surround and mantle. Designer Abbi Williams sourced the brass container for $6 at a thrift store.
With a sweeter, milder flavor than traditional red beets, this golden variety is an easy to grow, low maintenance root vegetable. Soak the seeds in water for 24 hours before planting in a sunny spot in early spring (3-4 weeks before the last frost). Space them 2 inches apart if growing for greens or 4 inches apart if harvesting for the roots.
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."
As seen on HGTV's "Genevieve's Renovation," this antique gold doorknob adds character to Genevieve Gorder's bathroom design. She was able to reuse this piece of the existing apartment during the remodel of her Manhattan home.
Here again the architecture of the home reflects Hollywood’s golden age. The arches that form the passages between rooms are one of Nikia’s favorite features in the home. This arch between the living and dining room offers a gorgeous view of the various textures and cultural influences that make up the living room — from the pouf to the rug to the Bamileke-inspired stools from World Market (https://www.worldmarket.com/product/tribal-carved-wood-accent-table.do?sortby=ourPicks). “I love a combination of clean mid-century Scandinavian with more intricate pieces from India and Africa,” Nikia confesses. “Mixing and matching design elements from different cultures reflects the world I live in and makes me feel at home.”
Flavor-packed ‘Pinto Gold’ is a gourmet’s potato. The purple and gold-colored jackets, or skins, hide a white flesh that's high in starch. Bake and serve this variety unpeeled to add color to the table.
Get the look of an ornamental grass with ‘Bowles Golden’ sedge (Carex elata). This grassy plant pumps out gold leaves that bring a soft glow to part shade bog gardens. Sedge can grow in water 2 to 3 inches deep and does best in acidic soil. Most importantly, it needs constant moisture to thrive. ‘Bowles’ Golden’ carex looks great planted with blue hosta or dark leaf heuchera. Plants grow 24 to 36 inches tall and wide. Hardy in Zones 5-8.