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Monday, February 22, 2010

Three Cheers for Black and Gold!

Lately we can't get enough black and gold- one of our very favorite color combinations. The pairing of classic, understated black set off by a pop of glitzy gold is one we never get tired of, both in our own homes and in our closets. 

It's basketball season and we're usually rooting for the Demon Deacons- perhaps that's the source of our inspiration?

A magnificent black and gold desk in this Amy Fine Collins room.

The epitome of black and gold style- the Dorothy Draper Espana Chest, one of our very favorite classic pieces of furniture. This could go in so many rooms and blend well with so many styles. They are pricey on 1st dibs but we see them come up on Etsy and Ebay quite a bit too.
Dorothy Draper Espana Chest (2 available)

Do we see a peek of an Espana chest in the photo below? Either way, we're also digging the black and gold trunk. Elle Decor

And of course, let's not forget the black and gold desk that MoS Charlotte transformed - fabulous!

Bob Collins Chinese Lattice wallpaper- a study in contrasts.
Chinese lattice Wallpaper from Bob collins

One of our favorite rooms we've featured before. Love when the "gold" comes from the color of natural bamboo motifs, like in the wallpaper shown here and above..

A richly decorated room with black walls and pops of gold. Decorpad

More lovely black and gold offices. Decorpad

And don't forget your closet! We love throwing on a black dress or top and then pairing it with some striking gold jewelry- the bigger the better!

Tory Burch Fall 2010 runway
Tory Burch Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear

Milly Beaded Silk Trapeze Dress


MyLittleHappyPlace said...

Awesome, awesome, AWESOMENESS! We have a desk almost identical to Charlotte's - a hand-me-down from my husband's grandparents - wonder if he'd let me do a little makeover?? Hmmmm....He IS out of town this week ;)

The Gimlet Eye said...

Hi, there! I created a post similar to this one a couple of weeks ago in honor of Saints Black and Gold!
I hope you will check it out.

Lo said...

Great post! I'm in love with the Bob Collins trellis...would actually love to find it for my bathroom. Any suggestions on where to find the wallpaper? Or have you seen any great trellis prints that are similar? Thanks for all of your posts, I visit everyday!!

Sit. Relax. Gossip. said...

I'm a Deac fan and lover of black and gold too! In fact, so much so that I had a black and gold wedding.

Chic Coles said...

Ok so you confirmed it. I was looking at designers from fashion week namely Milly and think gold and black this morning.

JenniferW said...

When did you two graduate from Wake? I am a 2003 Wake Law grad and an AVID MOS reader! Small world!

The Matters of Style Girls said...

Jennifer- we graduated in 2006! What a small world! I'm sure we could swap war stories about our classes lol.

Melissa Hawks said...

I am a Demon Deacon, too!
-Melissa Hawks, The Well Appointed House, LLC

bazaarofserendipity said...

cheers is right i love the elephant necklace!

The Matters of Style Girls said...

Lo- we have a feeling that Bob Collins is to the trade only, and can't find a phone number. We found this contact info an another blog- maybe give it a try? "Bob Collins- (800) 282-9971. The pattern is Chinese Lattice V-1031."

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