Biedermeier candlesticks, Ted Muehling ($865 and $1,080). E.R. Butler & Co., by appointment, 55 Prince St., 212-925-3565
As Marketwatch pointed out at the start of the new year, gold is the investment with the biggest turnaround potential in 2017. It’s due in part to the rebounding popularity of Chinese and Indian jewelry—both use quite a bit of gold. Additionally, the commodity is looking like it is ready for a rally after taking a multi-year dip. And, as ever, what happens in the stock market is reflected on the runways. Unsurprisingly, Saint Laurent’s and Oscar de la Renta’s dripping gold lamé dresses were hailed as this spring’s standouts.
Trend-loving interior designers have taken note by mixing copper, gold, and brass pieces with powerful, darker hues—namely, black and deep navy—that create the strongest visual combinations. One of the industry’s top talents, Amanda Nisbet raves about the sunshine gold leaf Petunia pendant, noting, “She is the perfect little pendant that can be placed anywhere—endless use, endless variety.” Gold, it turns out, has become the new neutral! The One Kings Lane Collection Pamona lamp, a new launch for the brand, centers around a spherical, gold-leaf base paired with a linen and parchment shade. From candlesticks and corkscrews to the most modern of chaises, here’s a curated look at the gold-star pieces for your abode.