Cut sheets of foil leaf into small circles using craft scissors. Next, randomly place them on the white plate until the desired look is achieved. For a layered effect, use a gold metallic paint pen along the edges for a gilded touch that will coordinate with the foil leaf dots.
Inspired by texture, this charcoal bedroom by B.D. Jeffries Design Group for a Southeastern Designer Showhouse in Atlanta takes a glamorous turn with sleek gold-leaf accents, including the papier mache vessels on the walls. Horizontal stripes and sharp angles add visual interest to the composed, tranquil space.
Having koi this far up in the sky might seem like the space is a fish out of water, but that isn't true for this Las Vegas high rise retreat. The school of 180 gold-leafed koi fish fit perfectly with the ambiance of this Asian spa inspired master bathroom.
While bold-colored or high-contrast spaces rely on high-energy color or pattern to create a more-is-more look, subtle spaces rely on a mix of interesting materials. To disrupt the monotony of this room’s color scheme, travertine and gold leaf were introduced through a transitional side table.
Above the single vanity, a geranium-leaf mirror adds texture and color to the leather blue walls. Likewise, the mirror complements the vanity's gold hardware, as well as the mosaic artwork and fabric lining the ceiling. As a result, this small bathroom becomes a coordinated space in which guests can wash up and refreshen.
Hostas like ‘Coast to Coast,’ which unfurls thick, puckered leaves, are unpalatable to Japanese beetles. The thick leaves also give this hosta—and ones with similar leaves—slug resistance. ‘Coast to Coast’ is a gold leaf hosta that thrives in part to full shade. Clumps grow 30 inches tall and up to 36 inches across.
A curved mirror with an Asian-inspired wood frame is the backdrop for a stunning arced onyx sink in this yellow bathroom. In the soft illumination provided by gold-leaf pendant lighting, the sink appears to glow. Behind the vanity, an impressive expanse of tile gleams in deep hues of ebony, gold and dark brown.
Vibrant gold accents elevate the soft blue hues of this room by Charlotte Lucas Interior Design, adding a regal feel to the feminine design. Although subtle, the blue floral wallpaper is adorned with gold leaf detailing. The frame created by the off-white door, curtain and wood paneling offer structure while keeping the space light.
The entry of this home, which opens into the living room, is defined by a striking wood wall and ceiling. The living room is set off by two gold-leafed coffee tables that work with the gold accents within the space. High ceilings allow for the open second-floor loft, which is visually separated by contrasting trim work.
Luxury wallpaper depicting the Italian countryside is a tranquil backdrop for this room by Michael Herold Design for the Kips Bay Decorator Show House 2018. Antiques and gold leaf lighting combine with modern art and metallic details, such as the brass railing and dresser handles. The various patterns and visual designs are inspired by Herold’s recent trip to Europe.
In the dining room, designers blended a muted color palette with more traditional furniture to create a uniquely sophisticated look. A pale color palette helps to modernize the space, making it feel warm and inviting, while traditional style furniture, such as the elegant wood dining table and gold leaf chandelier, help to maintain the space's elegance.
This small home office space features a white desk and upholstered chair with black nailhead trim. Navy accents, such as the glass vases on the desk and a runner with white flowers, provide a pop of color, while a gold leaf table lamp adds unexpected flair. Large windows offer natural light and a sprawling city view.
Cutting through the rich, dark color scheme of this stylish dining room, designer Jenny Rothman of Rothman and Rothman Design adds elegance and sophistication with a gold leaf light fixture and shimmery bookcase backsplash using a gilded fresco wallpaper. The mirror is a French trumeau with gold details. Vibrant yellow seating adds personality to the glossy dark wood dining table.
A grand living room utilizes two-story ceilings to create an elegant living space, allowing for stunning windows and a floor plan perfect for large or intimate entertaining. Warm gold accents sparkle though the space and are ignited by two long gold-leafed coffee tables. A light cream porcelain floor resembling wood and a custom area rug work in tandem.
A wall of streamlined built-ins provides a storage solution in this cozy, contemporary bedroom. A muted palette of cream, gray and brown is punctuated by the bling of a "gold leaf" pendant that adds a touch of whimsy above the bed. The chair and table by the window create a nice vignette and a great spot to enjoy a cup of coffee.
Red floral wallpaper is the highlight of this ornate Victorian powder room designed by Charles Faudree Interiors. The space features rich, gold and colorful accents, like the decorative mirror and sconce. An antique dresser has been converted into a vanity with marble top and gold-leaf sink, and a small side table provides an ideal spot for decorative touches such as floral arrangements and potpourri.
Golden leaf tips make ‘Sunkist’ arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis ‘Sunkist’) glow in the landscape. Full sun coaxes best growth and leaf color. Plants have a strong pyramidal shape, growing 10 to 15 feet tall by 4 to 5 feet wide. Combine ‘Sunkist’ with other evergreens to create a living tapestry of year-round color. Or use it as a specimen shrub in a mixed border. Hardy in Zones 4-8.