At one time, you either had gold, silver, or another metal in one space....never more than one! Never, ever could you mix the elements!!!!!
The other day I read that today's approach is to MIX. I am so relieved!!!! Now I can have all my different "metals" without breaking any design rules! I am a happy girl! Don't tell, but I have been mixing for years!!!
It works so well. Incorporating both in one space is a great marriage of feminine and masculine! The warm of the gold compliments the cool of the silver. In addition, gold "feels" traditional, while silver sends a modern and sleek look!!! Using both, TOGETHER, creates elegance that is not stuffy or serious, and a gracefulness with a little sparkle!
Here I have used glass, gold, silver, lots of mirrors, and white wood tones . The legs of the bed are a black wood and opposite the bed is a black parson table. These elements add warmth and ground the room. The wall color keeps the room calm.
The nest of tables are made of zinc! I love them....they have over 100 uses (outside and inside)... in all different sizes. The legs are interchangeable .....What fun! I have hung the antique Family Christening Dress, framed in gold, over the tables....Gold accents with the black dining table and chest are seen in the adjoining dining room. The mixture of all the textures, painted woods and metals keeps the rooms fresh.
Perfect example of the warm and cool of silver and gold! The mirror is framed in chrome and faux leather. It reflects all the golds .....How Grand!
One of my favorite pieces. A lamp from the Flambeau Collection, Flambeau Lighting, New Orleans Style
It has silver, gold, black and taupe....perfect blend!
SO GO .....MIX IT ALL UP .....AND HAVE FUN.... LOTS OF FUN!!!!