Embracing My Biggest Decorating Fear :: Going Gold

DSC_0288 As I shared yesterday, with a newly redone hallway bench, the rest of the decor was just not cutting it {And thank you to you all who clarified that my bench does not translate “toilet” but rather something much higher class!}.  I recently was in  Anthropologie and had a small epiphany…gold.  Between the blues, grays, black, and white everything was feeling a little too sterile and not enough me.  I needed gold…I needed browns…something I have always felt so strongly against.  DSC_0307 I picked up this great big mirror and gold clock at the thrift store…with intentions of painting them white…but I think I am going to give the gold a chance…DSC_0308 DSC_0309Some framed music paper…and A and B hooks on sale from Anthropologie {the only thing I could afford, right!?}…DSC_0311 DSC_0312 DSC_0313 I rarely change out of my workout clothes in case you were wondering…DSC_0317I glued a giant clip to a wood plate as a fun memo or photo holder…and I keep track of my running time on this little chalkboard…DSC_0332 And an easy way to incorporate pictures without committing to a frame…I love tucking photos into the corners of mirrors…a simple detail…that adds color and personality…DSC_0333 And in case you were worried the whole gold and beige thing was a little much…do not worry…I am trying paint samples…a light tealish green I am thinking…DSC_0323I am also trying to add more natural tones around the house…like this thrift store clock…and my wedding handkerchief framed with music paper…DSC_0334 The bathroom gets some hints of gold…and the music sheet song is called something like “come sit and stay awhile.”  You know I like to incorporate the potty humor in the bathroom whenever possible…DSC_0339 Scrabble letters add a fun detail…DSC_0340 DSC_0341I am overcoming my fears…it feels freeing…it feels cozy…and it broadens so many more options.
Have you overcome a decorating fear…or perhaps need to…?


17 comments:

  1. I think the gold looks good. I have a clock that's very similar, I painted it when I was going through my black phase but I've been thinking of changing it to something much brighter!

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  2. I think it looks good too! I love the way you put frames inside of frames. I think it looks so cool!!!

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  3. funny this should be your post today... I officially started painting my living room and kitchen last night after the kids went to bed! Chocolate brown, I was worried about going so deep and bold for such a large space but we have tons of windows and I hope to do some gallery walls to break it up... I have also been going gold, but I love it! my sisters think I am crazy, i think they are picturing 80s sink fixture gold, but i am doing more subtle and worn!

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  4. Oh Ashley I love it! Funny thing is that My Mom had the same clock while we were growing up (I recognize it because the Number 4 in Roman numerals is incorrect in it) I must ask if she still has it :)

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  5. I think the gold looks great! It's nice and aged, as opposed to a bright, gaudy new gold. I am dying over the sheet music in the bathroom. I wonder if I can find that online to make my own?

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  6. How funny - BOTH of the clocks have the roman numeral 4 wrong!

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  7. seriously, so cute. I'm working on my office collage and working on some cute frames. That clock...to.die.for!

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  8. I love it!
    But I am a Gold person.
    Funny enough I am thinking of going all white. ;)
    I'm just to afraid to take the plunge....

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  9. I think it looks really nice. I love that new bench! The gold looks great with your other stuff too!

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  10. Gosh, yuo are definitely my decor inspiration right now. I love the gold, LOVE LOVE LOVE.
    Wish I had your creativity and skills.
    xo
    KATY

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  11. I always love your wall groupings. So fun and original. I like a little gold here and there too.

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  12. Wow! It all looks fabulous!
    Gold! Who knew!?!

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  13. I SO wish we lived close a swap would be awesome! :)
    But we can both embrace change...

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  14. I love it! All of the vignette's (is that how you spell that?) you do are so fun!

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  15. I think we've been conditioned over the past few to automatically despise gold/brass, etc. I think the way you've incorporated it is lovely. It's definitely not Donald Trump gold. ;) Thanks for linking up to my party. :)

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  16. I really think it looks great! I picked up a gold frame at the thrift store the other day and even though it's screaming at me to be painted, I'm letting it sit for a few days so I can get used to it . . . still might get painted though :P

    P.S. Nice job on your running time. I'm a runner myself :)

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  17. Hi Ashley, I love the hallway! I am huge fan of gallery walls, but I have a hard time finding round frames that can be hung on a wall. I really like the hooks inside the frame...I may have to do some tweaking of my own hallway gallery.

    Your engagement pictures are also beautiful.

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