Thursday, May 26, 2011

Do Tell: Do you veer towards silver or gold?

Suzie:  Kelly Wearstler!    Gold & celadon green chic office design. Love the large gold leaf ...

In my younger years, I always chose silver over gold, but for the past few years, I have fallen in love with gold for everything from jewelry to lighting and home accessories. While most people tend to like both silver and gold, it seems we usually have a preference for one over the other. Today’s question is simple: do you veer towards silver or gold?

silver fox

bedrooms - silver headboard silver pillows rustic nightstands silver lamps gray tapered lamp shades silver charcoal gray metallic bench  Caldwell

{Design by Caldwell Flake}

{Source Unkown}

Suzie:  Sally Steponkus  chic foyer design with white studded cabinet credenza, silver ribbed ...

{Sally Steponkus}

{via Santa Barbara Chic}

{via Pinterest}

 

midas touch

living rooms - gold klismos chairs gray fabric gold mirror gold leaf frames fireplace sisal rug  Courtney Giles  chic living room with gorgeous

{Courtney Giles}

living rooms - Nate Berkus orange yellow sofa gray chairs settee gray chairs mirror  Nate Berkus  Gold leaf mirror, gold rug, linen settee, table

{Nate Berkus}

entrances/foyers - copper gold yellow garden stools silver mirrored Parson desk console table copper modern lamps black metal sunburst art gold copper silver metallic geometric wallpaper entrance foyer mirror mirrored table

{David Jimenez}

{The Covetuer}

{via Pinterest}

31 comments:

H.G. The Countess said...

I have so much of both in my home, I guess I am a mixed metals person!

Emily said...

definitely gold!

{jami @ i m a g i n e} said...

I've been asking myself this, and I can't decide! I love both. I love mixing both! I'm thinking for my engagement ring, I'd like to incorporate both!

XO - Jami
i m a g i n e

Marissa Waddell said...

I've found I'm gold for jewelry, silver for home. I can't explain that though, because I LOVE gold for interiors.

claudia b said...

Gold, absolutely. My jewelry is mostly gold. My homes is mostly warm tones so not a lot of silver there, either.

Cheech said...

GOLD for sure!!

Fabiana said...

Probably silver, because it's more casual. But I LOVE all your pictures. Ciao!

The enchanted home said...

Funny in this post I am loving the silver but in general I am gold all the way.....but have a total apprecation for them both when done well...

Its What I Do said...

I love mixing it, but I tend to lean more towards gold. Love your blog.

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Sarah's Fab Day said...

Always gold!

Lauren@BaylorSays... said...

I love mixing them too much to choose! Gun to my head, gold.

Hooray for all us girls that got engaged in the 90's, gold jewelry is back in a big big way!

Anonymous said...

Silver - better patina!

Meet Vanessa said...

I've also been drawn more to gold over the last couple of years too! I definitely love a silver setting for say, and engagement ring, but I've lately paired mine with a tiny gold band my husband gave me for when i wear my gold Michael Kors watch. I love mixing the 2 with jewelry, but for interiors, gold is just so rich! Absolutely stunning!

The Sister Sophisticate said...

I wear my silver but I like to live with gold accents in my home!

Houndstooth and Nail said...

I love gold! I tend, however, to stick with silver (usually brushed nickel), for household finishes such as lighting and cabinet hardware. I just get bad flashbacks to the 80s with the shiny brass business. I think either is more beautiful in matte though...

Drew {Coral Cafe} said...

GOLD!! By a long shot!!

Your Southern Peach said...

I love doing mixed metals too because it feels more organic to me...less contrived.

That being said, I'm heavier on the gold.

Best,

Amy

Anonymous said...

When I picked out my wedding china they told me blonds always pick gold and brunettes alway pick platinum. I think its true.

Claudia Cifuentes said...

i'm the same way! i used to like silver in my teens. now i'm an only-gold girl! :)

JadeEyedJess said...

I love silver because it makes me think sleek and clean, but I like warm gold accents around the holidays. Actually, I've really taken a liking to the richness of copper lately too.

Sarah (La Maison Boheme) said...

Gold for my home and silver on me.

Liz @ MaisonTwenty3 said...

Silver at home, and a mix on me! I had mostly gold jewelry but my engagement ring and wedding band are platinum. I used to be anti-mixing but I am all about it now!

Heather@SatisfyingSpaces said...

Great images. I lean towards silver.

Have a great weekend!
Heather

Ana Liza said...

I have gold accents on my first floor (black and gold entry way with b/w chevron rug... fun), I've blended both nicely on the second floor thanks to a gold and silver table runner brought back for us from India, and my third floor has silver accents in the bedrooms. I guess I just can't pick one :)

scout64 said...

Always a Golden Girl! But I do mix my metals too...Preferrably Gold and Platinum for my cool shade. Even my wedding rings are a chic combo that I designed by in 1991!

Anonymous said...

I prefer gold on my jewelry but silver on my home accessories.

aLena said...

Right now I can't get enough of GOLD but just a few years back I was completely in love with SILVER ... I think I still like both and don't mind mixing ... even my engagement ring was originally a mix of both gold and silver tones

Anonymous said...

SILVER IN THE OUTSIDE & GOLD IN THE INSIDE... LIKE THE VERMEIL BOXES GIVEN TO COCO CHANEL BY THE DUKE OF WESTMINSTER.

Sarah Kate said...

Thats funny you ask this because it's something i have thought about lately. I use to only wear silver or like silver for interiors but now as im a bit older I only wear gold and absolutely love it for interiors but I do however think its more of a mature look for the house so I still have silver in my house. I can see myself doing gold when im older though :) My mum is gold mad in her house (its so beautiful).

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Penny Candy Pictures said...

So funny, as a child I was *very* much a fan of silver. In fact, if you'd asked me about gold, I might've even said "Ew." But now I just adore it. I think it's easy to take it too far. Maybe that's what I like about it;)

Claire M. said...

I love the silver and black combination when it comes to home accessories :)

Claire M.