Scroll through your favorite design blogs, Pinterest boards or home catalogs and it’ll be hard to ignore the vast amount of fancy gold objects staring back at you. But when did our current obsession with the metal start?
“I think everything starts with fashion and then trickles down,” says Christiane Lemieux, founder of DwellStudio and executive creative director of Wayfair, about the decor trend.
“A few seasons ago, designers like Etro were showing neo-1920s deco-inspired fashion. The deco period was the height of black and brass. This was followed by the revival of ‘The Great Gatsby,’ and all things deco just escalated.”
Nowadays, you can find just about any product from a stapler to pendant lamp to dish rack and even crib in sparkly gold or matte brass. And no matter which finish you prefer, these objects add a bit of glamour and warmth to your everyday.
But enjoy the trend now, says Lemieux, because soon it’ll be all about copper.
“It’s the next ‘it’ metal!” she says.