House and Life

House and Life

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

All That Glitters

Katie Lee Joel's town house in New York City is chalked full of details that I just love. But in particular, I love this gilded vestibule between her closet and bathroom. The area is just under 200sq.ft. with 14 karat gold applied to the walls for a most romantic effect. I think its best in small doses, but spectacular when done right. Nate Berkus had a hand in the interior design, which I'm not surprised. Love the basket weave marble on the floor just beyond, mainly because that it was I put down in my second floor bath and I couldn't be happier (FYI, hides EVERYTHING).

Anyhow, after some research on gold foiled walls and ceilings, its not as bad as you would think to apply and there are faux karat versions (as in you don't have to marry Billy Joel to afford it). Here is a link


pve design said...

always liked the metallics in the crayola box.

Renee Finberg said...

right - O !

she is so cute.