{design inspiration: gracefully gilded}

. . . a little obsessed with the walter lamb armchair -- the original 1940s collection came about as a result of experimentation with bronze and copper tubing salvaged from sunken naval ships, and while the modern version is made of waterproof bronze, it's much too lovely to keep outside . . . and no shelf could possibly be complete without a set of stunning pink quartz and gold bookends -- hardly a more beautiful colour combination and so luxuriously elegant . . .

{also:} more gold -- pretty dishes & a coffee table

{p.s.} weekend wishes + links to follow, and still catching up on comments -- thanks so much for the lovely thoughts here xo

{images: design within reach & eduardo garza, discovered via lonny; layout via nicole}

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ooo I love that chair as well!

June 18, 2010  
Blogger Tamara Nicole said...

Look at you and your cute gold taste! :-)

June 18, 2010  
Blogger Things That Inspire said...

I recently read that 'gilded' is back - in my book, it never went out! I love the look of a gilded piece.

June 18, 2010  
Blogger The Red Umbrella said...

Good as gold!

June 18, 2010  
Anonymous The Design Dish said...

loving the gold!
The Design Dish

June 18, 2010  
Blogger tash said...

Oh I love Rose Quartz!! Amazing!!!


June 19, 2010  
Blogger Lore. said...

love gold


June 19, 2010  
Blogger Charlotta Ward said...

Gorgeous! Love how all these semi-precious metals are coming back big. Am especially fond of copper right now.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend ahead.

xx Charlotta

June 19, 2010  
Blogger Her name was Lola said...

Love those gorgeous gilded bookends. Bon weekend! Cheers.

June 19, 2010  
Blogger kelly frances said...

im also obsessed with the chair!!


June 19, 2010  
Blogger Beadboard UpCountry said...

The chair is amazing but the bookends blow me away!!!!!I wouldn't even use them for bookends!!!!!!!Maryanne :)

June 19, 2010  
Anonymous Claire said...

I love the simple elegance of the chair. The bookends are just gorgeous.

June 19, 2010  
Blogger Punctuation Mark said...

i love that chair... i can imagine a great bar with many of those lined up in a row!!

June 20, 2010  
Blogger Sarah Klassen said...

Very chic finds! That chair is so glamorous and simple, and the book ends are so pretty!

June 20, 2010  

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