Trend Alert: Gold Decor Accents

Gold has been making a comeback in a big way.  From our guest blogger, Jane Blanchard at,  here are some great tips on how you can use gold accents to add some sparkle to your home.

From the classic gilded age to Beyonce's gold dresses, gold is totally in right now. But what's even more in? Gold accents in your home. From classic luxury to metallic modern, gold accents bring out the best in any room. Here are some great ways to use gold accents. 

In the background

Bring out the best of your wall decor with something simple and shining. The gilded tree along with the gold lamps bright a beautiful brightness to this office space. 

Shining fixtures

The gold really makes this contemporary kitchen stand out. Gold brings about a sense of smoothness and cleanliness and goes so well with the stark white. The gilded countertops must make anyone sitting there feel like royalty as they eat their breakfast. 

Make a subtle statement 

There are so many simple ways to incorporate gold into a bathroom. In this example, the toilet handle, mirror, shower head, and the gold letter accent piece work together to give this bathroom a fabulous, polished look. 

For a more blunt way to bring some gold into a bathroom, you can forgo the fixture accents in favor of something more obvious such as a curtain or a sink. The water will reflect beautifully in a gold basin, and that tile work is simply gorgeous.

In and on the wall

On a black wall, gold is the ultimate accent color. It brings a sense of luxurious elegance and creativity to a space that might look overly professional for a personal study. The statement piece lamps have curves that really soften all the straight lines. 

Just a touch of gold 

Gold is a great pop-out color in an elegant monochrome. Put the color where it really matters, like a few accent pillows to draw the eye to a beautiful sofa or a piece to liven up an empty wall. This room speaks high fashion and couture without being too far out-of-this-world weird. 

Trim it gold 

One of the most timeless ways to use gold as an accent is in furniture trimmings. It brings about some old school classic and a vibe of a rich Victorian era beauty if used in the right way. To bring it into to the 21st century, use it to frame some contemporary art or pick a more modern day color to go with it.

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One Kings Lane Sale...for Every Room!

Complete your home with practical pieces for every room with the great furniture sales being featured today on One Kings Lane. From sofas andheadboards to nightstands and ottomans, there is something for everyone at great prices. These sales are only available for a limited time so make sure to check them out today at One Kings Lane.

Sofas, Armchairs & More Sale at One Kings Lane
Endlessly versatile upholstered pieces make any home feel inviting and warm. This assortment offers sofas, settees, sectionals, and club chairs, all in sumptuous fabrics and leathers you’ll love to lounge on.

Beds & Headboards Sale at One Kings Lane
You probably spend more time in your bedroom than in any other space in your home. So treat yourself to the bed (or headboard) of your dreams from our wide-ranging assortment.
Cabinets, Sideboards & Bookshelves Sale at One Kings Lane
If you’re like us, you can never have too much storage.These sideboards, buffets, and credenzas offer plenty of room to tuck away your essentials with panache, whatever your aesthetic. Read on to learn more about the versatility of these practical pieces.
Dining Chairs & Barstools Sale at One Kings Lane
Pick a seat, any seat—you’re sure to find the perfect perch for your dining room right here. From weathered and rustic to bold and modern, we have the chairs and stools to perfectly suit your space and your budget.
More Furniture Sales
Grab the links below for the other Furniture sales featured on One Kings Lane:


Decorating Inspiration

One Kings Lane is all about making your home life easy to set up and easy to beautify!  One Kings Lane just released this "decorating-inspiration" video (at the bottom of my post)  to re-look at your home to see how you can update it.  What I love about the short clip is how they don't remodel the entire room, just a few pieces here and there to give the room an entirely new feel!  That's the beauty of redesign!

One Kings Lane has new sales pop up all throughout the week and each sale lasts 72 hours, so when you see an item, don't wait! They offer so many unique styles from fantastic brand names at great prices...head over and check them out today: One Kings Lane. And watch their new quick video here:

What inspires you to decorate your home?  

Natural Cleansers You Already Own!

Looking for healthier, nontoxic cleansers to clean your home?  Two items you probably already own that are inexpensive, effective and natural...
baking soda and vinegar.

Here are a list of green household cleaning tips...  

Baking Soda: The Amazing All-Natural Cleanser You Already Own

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Easy Tip for "Bug-free" Summer Entertaining!

Outdoor entertaining is one of the great joys of spring and summer but bugs can often ruin a great party.  So here is an easy tip for "bug-free" summer entertaining!

 In place of spray and pesticides, try a cluster of mosquito-repelling potted plants. Grouped together near a seating area on your deck or patio, they make a pretty and lush addition to your outdoor landscape while also protecting you and your guests. 

Check out One Kings Lane's article Easy Update: Mosquito-Repelling Potagerie for more information about how a trio of lush potted plants will have you saying good-bye to bug spray.

Flowers at the Four Seasons...Paris!

Who doesn't love flowers?  Certainly not Parisians!  On a recent trip to Paris, I stumbled across the Four Seasons Hotel George V just off the famous Avenue des Champs-Elysees and discovered the  most beautiful displays of gorgeous flowers...everywhere!!  

 A stunning display of these colorful flowers in black and clear tall skinny glass vases with the mirrored backdrop made quite a statement in a corner of the lobby. 
flowers at Four Seasons Paris
Floral Display in Lobby

Groups of flowers in glass vases were everywhere!  

flowers at Four Seasons Paris
Flowers in Lobby

Just beyond the lobby was a marble courtyard where patrons could dine under strands of hanging orchids.  What an amazing sight!  They were hanging from hooks attached to a wire strung from one building to another.  Now there's a great idea for your pergola! Oui?

orchids at Four Seasons Paris
Orchids hanging in the courtyard

orchids in Four Seasons courtyard  Paris
Orchids in courtyard

Four Seasons Hotel George V was just off the grand Avenue des Champs Elysees...
Four Seasons Paris
Four Seasons Hotel George V

Avenue des Champs Elysees

As I was crossing the tree-lined avenue I snapped this quick pix of the Arc de Triomphe...
Avenue des Champs Elysees
Avenue des Champs Elysees...Arc de Triomphe in background

Bon Jour!

Day of Furniture Sale at One Kings Lane!

Looking for a new piece of furniture?  
Take advantage of One Kings Lane furniture sale today through June 18!

Sofas, Love Seats & Settees Sale at One Kings Lane
Seating Arrangements - From the generous sofa at the heart of the family room to a cozy love seat for two, this collection has the perfect perches to meet your needs, fit your space, and complement your decor—patterns to solids, modern to traditional.

Dining Tables, Consoles & More Sale at One Kings Lane
Surface Beauty - For dining, defining, or display, the tables you choose should be both fabulously functional and wonderfully stylish. Here, you'll find super surfaces, from consoles and end tables to kitchen and coffee tables, in styles, silhouettes, and finishes to complement every decor.
Armchairs, Club Chairs & More Sale at One Kings Lane
Pull Up A Chair - From traditional to contemporary, this assortment has a chair in every style. Mix, match, and find the right seat for the right space.
Nightstands, Chests and Armoires Sale at One Kings Lan
Bedroom Storage - Bedroom storage pieces have to meet your needs and look good doing it. This collection of nightstands, chests, and armoires ranges from traditional to contemporary, so you're sure to find something to fit your space (and your stuff).