If you look up the leading home décor trends from across the world right now, you may find that the monochrome deity of white-beige-taupe has been dethroned, at last, and it’s all about that subtle sparkleinstead. Burnished gold and brass accents have taken over the home and spread their shiny magic across furniture, rugs, tableware, barware, even table linen and soft furnishings. For this Diwali gifting guide, Lounge rounds up some beautiful objects that flaunt that glint of gold in an unostentatious, low-key way—and are, of course, all about good design.
Chair from Atmosphere X Pollack Associates X Vinita Chaitanya
A recent collaboration between Bengaluru-based luxury furnishing brand Atmosphere and New York's Pollack Associates, this line of luxury furniture fabrics comes alive in installations by interior designer Vinita Chaitanya.
Price: On request
Available: In Atmosphere stores and on atmospheredirect.com
Rayden Design Oil lamp
Tall and elegant oil lamps with a wooden base and terracotta bowls designed by the Pune-based studio Rayden Designs to light up your dinner table.
Available: On thehouseofthings.com
Eve Dinner Plates
Rendered in 22k gold line work, four aphrodisiacs, paan leaf, banana, mango and peach, come alive in this set of dinner plates from Design Temple.
Available: On designtemple.com
Tabeer Black Hand Knotted Silk and Woollen Rug
The Tabeer Black Hand Knotted Silk and Woollen Rug from the Kapurthala Collection, a collaboration between JJ Valaya and Obeetee Carpets, is a study in luxury.
Price: ₹8.4 lakh
Available: On obeetee.in
Michael Aram napkin rings
Designed by American artist Michael Aram, who has been heavily influenced by Indian metal-working traditions, a set of napkin rings in natural brass with green onyx stone accents.
Available: On neimanmarcus.com
Vaara Gulab Velvet Cushion From Good Earth
Velvet cushion with intricate embroidery on a gold leaf background from Good Earth’s festive collection.
Available: On goodearth.in
Niamh Ivory and Gold Tic-Tac-Toe Set
The Niamh Ivory and Gold Tic-Tac-Toe Set is a perfect accompaniment to Diwali card parties.
Available: On homeartisan.in
Avarua Bread & Butter Plate
The Avarua Bread & Butter Plate from Villeroy & Boch represents the beauty of the Cook Islands with its tropical foliage picked out in gold-etchings.
Available: On luxe.ajio.com
Perico Champagne Flutes
There’s a lot that sets apart the Perico Champagne Flutes from Ikai Asai—their elegant curves, yellow stems, and the fact that they are handblown by artisans in Firozabad, Uttar Pradesh.
Price: ₹2,000 for a set of two
Available: On ikaiasai.com
Uneven Base Barware
Bring back the glamour of cocktail hour with the Uneven Base Barware
Available: On objectry.com
The Gilded Collection From Doft Candles
A set of candles with gold foiling and diamond patterns etched in glass holders, which contain hand-poured wax, elevated by the clean, fresh aroma of Nordic Woods.
Price: ₹ 7,799
Available: On doftcandles.com