Friday, 5 August 2011

And a truckload of gold

Do not,  I repeat, do not be afraid of the colour gold. No self-respecting Maharaja or modern-day princess would ever be seen without a truckload of its metallic namesake adorning the neck, ears, fingers and toes. Not to mention said-coloured fabrics lining their wardrobes and hanging from their ceilings. Sparkle and shine need not however, equal gaudiness. Nor should it be limited to personal adornment. Gold (and silver for that matter) make a rich and alluring accent colour to any space. Think fuschia and gold, red, black and gold, turquoise and gold, white, ivory and beige with a thread of gold/silver running through it, or simple royal-blue curtains, enveloped by a glorious, golden, tassel-tie-back, taking it from 'meh' magnificent in an instant. I sometimes hear people say, 'I dont know what colour goes well with purple,' or 'What would bring together this peach and silver material?'...........................One word.........................'GOLD' 

Gold, olive-floral & purple silk/brocade sari curtains with antique, silver beaded tie back. Sewn lovingly (including Venetian trim) by yours Truly.

 Border detail of curtain

Tricolour forest green, silver & gold,1960's crepe/lame' dress-material and gold sequence fabric (bought in retro fabric store, fashioned by me into cushion covers). The 'paisley-vine' design, lends itself perfectly to the exotic feel and adds pattern and warmth to a room.You have to love the psychadelic 60's.

Exquisite'Zaree' (Gold & Silver thread) bridal sari - used irreverantly as a valance. May the Gods of decor forgive me!

Throw any colour into this mix and watch your decor come alive.

Section of a divine, vintage, Rajasthani tapestry. Floral embroidered-detail,  using predominantly gold & silver thread. Hours of labour for the artisans, but a lifetime of viewing pleasure for me! 

I myself would love to be dipped in gold, and the Maharajah gives a 51-gun salute to all who go forth, golden and emboldened. So don't wait....................Be bold........................Go Gold!

Thank you for making space in your day to read my post
#All images from inside the 'House of Rani'
#All Writing & Photography by Rani.C (Char)

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  1. Your words are golden Rani. They add colour and giggles to my day. Thank you. Pip

  2. Thank you Pip. So glad you enjoyed.
    Plenty more gold & other colors in the Palace.
    Visit soon

  3. hi how do i order your
    Gold, olive-floral & purple silk/brocade sari curtains,
    regards lisa

  4. Hi Lisa,
    Thank you for your interest in 'My Palace Walk', more specifically, the above mentioned curtains.
    Unfortunately this item is not presently for sale. My blog-posts are presentations of things in my home, that give inspiration for Palace interiors.
    What I do have available for sale at present though are gorgeous sari cushion covers, which can be purchased Online from my 'OneRoseOneRuby' shop (Shop tabs are at the top of the page)
    There are many more items yet to come for 'OneRoseOneRuby', including curtains, but in the mean time I would suggest, (depending on where you live), checking out your local Indian shops, for saris or ready-made curtains.
    Thanks again for your request Lisa, I hope you will return to 'My Palace' soon for more ideas & new items to the shop
    Have a shimmering day


#Thanks for bringing some extra sparkle & cheer to the Palace today. I'm delighted to read your comments (& Shimmying too!!!)