Gold transcends time. Its incomparable regal and glowing aesthetic has remained a constant design feature throughout periods, tastes and styles. From exclusive homes of the wealthy in historical times, to being increasingly accessible today to whomever wants to bring a little glamour into their interiors. If you’ve read our latest issue 91, The Return of Glamour, you’ll know that we have been looking at the unique relationship between fashion and interiors. We specifically look at the ways in which natural elements, such as Copper, Black Diamonds, Cork and Gold are taking their cue from the catwalk and being used in the home.

 On page 21, we round up the best of golden decor buys that are available locally; here we round up our wishlist from all over the world.
Images: Gold Eyeshadow | Gold Moroccan Leather Pouffe | Citrine Chesterfield Sofa - Anthropologie |

Gold is a metal with the symbol Au and atomic number 79. It is a dense, soft, malleable, and ductile metal with a bright yellow color and luster which is maintained without tarnishing in air or water. The metal occurs often in free elemental (native) form, as nuggets or grains in rocks, in veins and in alluvial deposits.

Images: | bambulablog

The Greeks thought that gold was a dense combination of water and sunlight.

Images: Crinkle Cermic Gold Vase, Heal's |
Images: Derek Lam store by SANAA | Gold between a Rock and Lamp Base | Gold Geo Lamp | Chandra Rugs Milano MIL 1 Gold Rug
Images: Twist and shout "BEA" ceramic stool from made goods | Mattia Bonetti Cabinet | Melanie Turner Interiors

The term “gold” is the from the Proto-Indo-European base *ghel / *ghol meaning “yellow,” “green,” or possibly “bright.”

Images: Gold Lame curtains | David Chipperfield Stair | VITTSJÖ Shelving unit - IKEA
Images: Beasley and Henley Interior Design | Nordic Gold Table Lamps
Images: Elle Decor UK | Cell Tall Pendant - Tom Dixon
Images: Dolce & Gabbana | Gold Dip Parrot from Pezula Interiors
Images: Luna, by Elenberg Fraser | Chrysler Buiding

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