The Midas Touch
Gold dazzles on its own, but just a touch of iridescence gives it an ethereal presence in this collection of contemporary resin vases. Add flowers—if you wish. Selected by designer Patricia Crawford, and priced from $65 to $615, the vases are available at Bay 170, Crawford’s shop in The Village on Venetian Bay, Naples.
"Heart" of Gold
Be warned: The exaggerated Greek key motif and gilded antique finish of Lilly Pulitzer Home’s Key to My Heart lamp table might just outshine any lamp you put on it. The table has a glass top and is priced at $1,584. Available at Clive Daniel Home, Naples.
Fendi Casa’s Crystal media cabinet is reminiscent of an oversized jewelry box with diamond-faceted doors and a glimmering gold-leaf finish. The piece is no shrinking violet: Even pushed against a wall, it’s going to take center stage in any room. Price upon request. Available at Fendi Casa, Miromar Design Center, Estero.
The airy lacework of Chilewich’s gold-spun pressed Dahlia placemats will show off—not show up—your table setting. Designed for indoor and outdoor use and perfect as chargers, they’re priced at $10 each. Available at Sur la Table, Naples.
Sure, the five pivoting joints direct water anywhere you want it, but rendered in polished or brushed gold, Kohler’s Karbon Colors articulating faucet becomes kitchen sculpture. (Just try to resist testing out some of the configurations on the company’s web site.) Priced at $1,500 and available at Broedell Plumbing Supply, Fort Myers.
Gold, rare in contemporary furniture, takes a spin on Presotto Italia’s Globo 2 three-drawer dresser, designed with curved wood and a sunken reveal that eliminates distracting handles. Its gold leafing is hand-applied. Priced at $9,800 through Casa Italia, Miromar Design Center, Estero.