Modern Alchemy

gold + silver | via vmac+cheese

I’m the first to admit that in the blog world, there are certain accessories — both for home and for person — that are ubiquitous. Anything metallic is one of them. And yet, in this case, I don’t care. I’m still unapologetically into all things shiny. Metallics are the perfect thing to straddle and unite so many different types of styles; I often think they’re the missing link between a harmonious glam/modern or modern/fem combination.

Let’s talk about that gold fish scale backsplash. Isn’t it fantastic? I’m also slightly obsessed with these glasses from Anthro. The lowball version has ‘pooled gold’ fired into the bottom of the glass, to give off the effect that you’re imbibing pure gold. So fun!

1. Abate Slatted Mirror | 2. Pressed Gilt Placemat | 3. Almoco Gold Flatware

4. Gold Wishbone | 5. Nest Studio Knob | 6. Silver Horn Bowl | 7. Pooled Gold Glasses

8. Eames Gold Leaf Chair | 9. Fish Scales Gold Tile | 10. Silver Appaloosa Tote | 11. Baka Flats


  1. I think there was a point in time in the blog world where you could spray paint anything metallic and it would be successful. I’m personally loving brass right now!

    24 Jan 2013 | Reply
  2. love the gold wishbone!

    great finds!

    XO, Stefanie
    Life on the Squares

    24 Jan 2013 | Reply
  3. rita said: replied:

    that eames chair is amazing.

    24 Jan 2013 | Reply
  4. Alison said: replied:

    I adore all things metallic! You’re right that they are a notorious “blogger thing,” but I feel the same way – I love them too much to care ;)

    XO, Alison

    24 Jan 2013 | Reply
  5. i’ll take one of each please!

    24 Jan 2013 | Reply
  6. Julie // Bound said: replied:

    These are gorgeous pieces. I’m fully “moved in” to my apartment now, and looking for ways to decorate that feel sophisticated… and yet not so feminine that my husband feels the need to hang some antlers up in protest. Pretty sure this is a good jumping-off point.

    24 Jan 2013 | Reply
  7. Nikki Rappaport said: replied:

    That bag and those shoes! I’m in love.

    24 Jan 2013 | Reply
  8. Emily Fitzgerald said: replied:

    i posted about those fish tiles today, too! completely obsessed.

    24 Jan 2013 | Reply
  9. cait & val said: replied:

    4,8, & 9. LOVE!
    you picked out some amazing pieces!!

    xo. c & v
    cake & valley

    24 Jan 2013 | Reply
  10. Alyssa said: replied:

    I’m feeling like I absolutely need that gold wishbone. I don’t know what I would do with it, but I need it!

    24 Jan 2013 | Reply
  11. Danielle said: replied:

    I just bought that tote! Awesome finds, thanks! :)

    24 Jan 2013 | Reply
  12. Chelsea said: replied:

    I have been eyeing that wishbone for a while now! I think it would be a great desk accessory!

    Haute Child in the City

    24 Jan 2013 | Reply
  13. amanda said: replied:

    i am waiting for a quicky winter sale for those antrho flats. dig ’em in a maj way.


    24 Jan 2013 | Reply
  14. Amy said: replied:

    Ha, you’re right – so bloggy! And great post title!


    24 Jan 2013 | Reply
  15. Lauren said: replied:

    Eek! That gold wishbone. I am in love. This whole collection is wonderful.

    Lauren x
    Gordon + Gold

    24 Jan 2013 | Reply
  16. taylor said: replied:

    gimme those glasses and those sparkly flats!! gracias.

    24 Jan 2013 | Reply
  17. Kathrin / 6 FOOT ONE said: replied:

    Love this collection! Your website is absolutely gorgeous! Love the layout <3
    XO, Kat

    25 Jan 2013 | Reply
  18. That chair is stunning.

    25 Jan 2013 | Reply
  19. Jessica said: replied:

    I do find it funny how every blogger seems to have the SAME expensive candles, gold flat wear, fur throws, and Etsy artwork, but I can’t help myself I love it too!
    I would LOVE to have that gold wishbone on my mantle!

    27 Jan 2013 | Reply

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