A colour I’m using more and more in my interiors is gold. Even just a touch totally and utterly warms up a room, lends excitement and adds glamour all at the same time – genius no? The Americans use gold a lot more liberally than we do over here, which is a shame I think. Every room needs something blingy and shiny to gives it an edge!


Mary Macdonald’s pad, gold leopard walls anybody? Bit OTT for moi but each to their own.

You don’t have to go over board and paper the walls in it (although there are some incredible metallic grasscloths out there), instead I usually prefer it as an accent. The great thing about this colour is it works with literally any other hue beautifully; if you’ve got pale interiors add a dash of gold, beautiful. If you got dark interiors add a big dose of gold, beyond beautiful! It’s like the world’s most luxe neutral, and we gravitate it towards it like magpies.Poodle Lamp

So here is what I’ve got smattered throughout the house; gold pineapple sconces from the store (my most favourite thing) on my studio walls and bedroom walls, big supersized gold lamps and pendants oh and gold heads. Plus the odd little gold t-light and it’s magical. If I was given the choice between choosing a gold ring, bracelet some kind of jewellery or something gold for the home – for the home I would go. I’ve seen ceilings painted out in gold AMAZING especially in a dining room with a chandelier suspended beneath something almost spiritual happens with the reflections.

How classy does gold plumbing look? Even a sink!

Then there’s hardware… gold door pulls are great (I’m on the hunt for the kitchen). And gold taps and shower heads are phenomenal in the bathroom, as Jenna Lyons proved in her incredible bathroom in Brooklyn. Gold is a magical colour, it warms a room up in winter, and in the summer when the light is stronger it glimmers beautifully. Perfect all year round. In a nutshell, I can’t get enough of it.