Gold shines on in home decor
News from Lincoln Journal Star:

Rich, regal and oh-so-luxurious, gold is back with a vengeance in the world of home decor. I am thrilled, because my love light never dimmed for this precious metal and its ability to warm up a room and imbue it with style. Depending upon your passion for gold, you can go high luxe by washing your room in it. Or you can add just a glint here and there to thread in a tiny touch of luster. Here are the top five ways we’re decorating with gold right now.

1. Turn on a gold lamp to give a room a glamorous glow.

When I design a room, I often use accent lamps as a tool to pop in contrasting color, texture or pattern. It’s a simple way to give a space something special and unexpected. If you want a touch of glam in your decor, dot in a gold lamp or two. My favorites right now are styles with cleaner silhouettes with a matte or rubbed finish.

What makes these gold lamps so much fresher and more interesting than the super shiny brass that was so popular 20 years ago? Contemporary lines, with a shape that is beefy, not spindly. Also, these unique lamps stand alone, not in the matched sets we used to see in living rooms in the ’70s and ’80s.

2. Use bold and brassy gold accents to add zing to your spaces.

Lots of home accents right now sport a bright, brassy, high-luster finish. We are all about pairing the precio…………… continues on Lincoln Journal Star

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Home decor: Pop art packs a decor punch
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Maxwell Dickson, Los Angeles-based design house, creates arresting pop art using a variety of techniques and imagery. A tableful of empty liquor bottles, a traffic jam of stacked colorblocked typography, and a literal, comic POP are a few of the pieces in the company’s Dickson wall art collection. MAXWELL DICKSON — AP

Mid-century modern style is now firmly planted in the home décor landscape. And one of its elements, pop art, is cultivating a 21st century following.

Eye-catching, graphic, often tongue-in-cheek or sassily whimsical, pop art décor plays well off the vintage vibe and yet also makes contemporary furnishings, well, pop.

In the 1950s, Abstract Expressionism dominated the art world, with Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko and Jackson Pollock among its superstars. The canvas served as an arena for aggressive applications of paint. Conceptual, nonfigurative art found a strong following in the art world, if not always with average Americans, at least at first.

In the effervescent, culture-obsessed 1960s, artists like Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein and David Hockney created collages, mixed media art and lithographs that depicted the talismans of popular culture. They took inspiration from consume…………… continues on News & Observer

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