Guest Picks: A Gilded New Year
Go for the gold at home in 2013 with entertaining essentials and small accents that gleam
Erika Johnson is an editorial contributor and lifestyle blogger based near Boston, MA. Raised with equal time in Boston, Dallas and Seattle, Erika’s style can be described as innately New England, while weak-kneed for Southern charm. With a professional background split between the worlds of design and history, Erika launched Radiant Republic 2011 to blend her two loves: visual discovery and story telling. Radiant Republic has evolved into a place where interior design explorations and sartorial adventures are shared, garnering attention from the likes of House Beautiful, Rue Magazine and The New York Times.
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Each January bursts with the luster of new beginnings and hope that the new year will be more wondrous than any before. If I could translate the dazzle of the new year to home decor, it would be magnificently bright, hopelessly glamorous and conducive to continued merriment with loved ones. I've compiled 20 of my favorite gilded pieces for the home, hoping to bring a lasting luster to you and yours in 2013. Cheers! — Erika from Radiant Republic
I've always wanted a set of gold flatware for entertaining. This gilded set is elegant and eye-catching.
I love these vibrant, art deco salt and pepper shakers — and they are hand-painted to boot.
I would love these gold pencils for writing grocery lists and displaying in my desktop pencil cup.
Wishing for good fortune in 2013? This darling fortune cookie box stores tiny keepsakes and sits pretty as a display. I like to keep my good fortune where I can see it, so mine would sit on my desk.
Hosting a dinner party soon? These brass card holders are too perfect for place settings — I really "mustache" you to dinner.
This metallic gold lacquer tray is a gorgeous entry table addition. I would style it with my favorite candle and use it for storing my keys.
In the market for a clever doorstop or paperweight? This gold powder-coated, tongue-in-cheek brick by Arik Levy is a brilliant (no pun intended) conversation piece.
Everyone can use a little sparkle at the dinner table, and these gold striped napkins do the trick.
My New Year's resolution is to build a party-worthy bar cart. The Devlin (in gold, no less) from Society Social would be the most gorgeous addition to my home.
The peek of gold inside these trinket dishes is a gorgeous contrast to the understated exterior. I would use them on my nightstand to store rings, but they would also be adorable on a dining table for a pinch of salt and pepper.
This woven gold mat would be adorable just inside an entryway. I might put it in my guest wash room for a little sparkle.
This cheese knife set is perfect for wine pairing gatherings. Add a little chalkboard tag with each cheese, and the table is done.
Saving for a rainy day? This little bank brings a new meaning to the term "cash cow."
How about some gold playing cards for a night in with friends? If you're not one to play cards, you can frame a set of four. I would hang them in the hallway.
These salad tongs make me want to eat my vegetables. Sparkly and sweet, they are a fantastic addition to a gathering — and a perfect hostess gift.
This two-piece candleholder set reflects beautiful light. I would group three on stacked books on the coffee table.
This lion's head door knocker is regal and sophisticated with a dash of whimsy. It would really pop against my red front door.
This beige and metallic hide rug would be darling in a nursery. My husband and I have (at least) a few years to go until we have one of those, but I would still love to have this in our bedroom.
Ideabook published on Dec. 30, 2012.
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