Home Style Trends, Gold Is The New Black

Do you remember the days of old, when gold was in fashion and everybody loved Dallas? And then like all great trends they fade away and become an embarrassing part of history. Something you look back at and wince. And here’s the great thing about being in your 40s you realise things do come back around. 

I remember my mum telling me to be careful which clothes I throw out as they always come back. And me rolling my eyes, certain that leather jackets could never be revived. Ok, the cool kids wear faux these days, but the style is surprisingly similar. The look is very much back. I laugh now when the boys embrace a new trend that is nothing but a re-invention of a classic. Yet, they own it; feel like their generation is pioneering new trends. In a way it is, because reinvention is what makes the world go round.

And here we again in the midst of a style regeneration, with an oldie but goody creeping back into our lives and our homes.  Because gold is back folks and is looking oh so stylish. Ready to mix with the trends and blend into modern life. At first I may have raised an eyebrow. Wondered just how it was able to fit in with modern living and trends to keep it cool and stylish. My memories of gold were not so pretty, more OTT and garish.

Home Style Trends, Gold is the new Black

Home Style Trends, Gold is the new Black

Home Style Trends, Gold is the new Black

Home Style Trends, Gold is the new Black

But gold you have not let me down. I brought you into a home of plain walls, chrome and wood and you blended right in there.

You even freshened the place up a bit. Looking quite frankly like the ever so cool, new kid on the block. Gone are my memories of the 80s, of golden lions and scroll legs, now I see how you can add that understated spark of bling. I love how you rock urban in a way I never thought possible. Who knew gold and industrial was a match made in interior heaven. And how rather than look bold and bright you blend into your surroundings ever so casually.

Home Style Trends, Gold is the new Black

Home Style Trends, Gold is the new Black

Home Style Trends, Gold is the new Black

Home Style Trends, Gold is the new Black

Home Style Trends, Gold is the new Black

If I had concerns about introducing you into the home, they were all totally unfounded. 

Because gold, you have reinvented yourself in a fresh and exciting way that has left me wanting more gold in our home. Don’t roll your eyes at me, I know how it went in the 80s I was there, how everyone got gold giddy and before we knew it the national grid was seeing record losses. On the plus side, you induced the meteoric rise of sunglasses, left the world a legacy. And now you return all muted and fresh. And yes we are ready.  Your timing is impeccable. Welcome back my friend.

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23 Comments

  1. Teresa Connor
    21st March 2017 / 7:31 am

    gosh I so remember rolling my eyes at your mum lol but hey there’s a saying “oldie but goodie ?
    we truly know the meaning of this now lol xx

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      21st March 2017 / 8:12 am

      Ha ha scary Teresa but so true, I am loving the re invention of gold though x

  2. 21st March 2017 / 7:54 am

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the lamp and the stand, and it fits so perfectly into the interior. Great choice!

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      27th March 2017 / 5:31 pm

      Ah thanks Nano I have to say I am thrilled with it, it is so pretty x

  3. Helen Pollard
    21st March 2017 / 11:14 am

    Your table is gorgeous!

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      27th March 2017 / 5:42 pm

      Thank you Helen x

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      27th March 2017 / 5:43 pm

      ha ha thanks Donna yes I do too now x

  4. 21st March 2017 / 5:46 pm

    That lamp is gorgeous and goes perfectly with your room. I often think that with the gold and copper trend, my nan’s house would be bang on trend now. Ok maybe not the copper and brass ornaments that used to hang from the walls, but everything else would now be considered ‘trendy’. It’s definitely funny how trends and fashion keep rolling back around x

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      27th March 2017 / 5:48 pm

      I know it does Tracey I just love it, ha ha yes my Nans too I wish I could go back a few years and select a few pieces she had a fab gold table, and yes leave out the horse brasses x

  5. 22nd March 2017 / 8:43 pm

    Gorgeous choices. Yeah, surpise, surprise, gold is back. Just this afternoon I brought some bits of gold into our bedroom decor. Fits right in, although I wouldn’t have thought it a while back.

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      27th March 2017 / 9:53 pm

      I know I am loving it Fionnuala x

  6. 22nd March 2017 / 11:02 pm

    It looks fabulous! I agree, I was never a fan of gold/saw it as too old-fashioned but I’ve loved working on this post X

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      27th March 2017 / 9:54 pm

      Ah thanks Lins, I know me too I have jut loved it x

  7. 23rd March 2017 / 8:32 pm

    I’ve never been a huge fan of gold – opting for silver – but i went to H&M home this week and it was everywhere. And I loved it. I think I might have been swayed!

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      27th March 2017 / 9:55 pm

      Ooh I will have to check it out, I am loving gold x

  8. 23rd March 2017 / 9:22 pm

    I said the same on Lins’ post earlier, that I’m absolutely LOVING the gold and metallic trends that are around at the moment, they really add some ‘pizazz’ to a room! #Homeetc

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      27th March 2017 / 9:58 pm

      I know me too Becky, I am loving the style it so fresh x

  9. Emily
    24th March 2017 / 6:58 pm

    I love a bit of gold currently planning to add it to my home office make over!

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      27th March 2017 / 9:59 pm

      Ooh that will love fab, and yes I am loving the current gold trend x

  10. 27th March 2017 / 1:49 pm

    Love the lamp! I wouldn’t have dreamed of gold a few years ago but it’s amazing how things change (or come back in!) x #HomeEtc

  11. 28th March 2017 / 7:03 pm

    I am so glad it is back, I have my Grandmas old light that has a foot button. I remember pressing this foot button over and over again when I was a little girl. So I had it when she passed away. It never really fitted my room style, but now gold is back I am fitting my room around it! Making it shine out now, rather than shoved in the corner. I love your little side table, it looks super smart.

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