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The hot list: All that glitters is gold

We’ll never tire of gold accents, particularly when they look as good as this.

1. Assam metal basket. Courtesy Crate & Barrel
1. Assam metal basket. Courtesy Crate & Barrel

1 Basket case

We love the slightly unfinished feel of the Assam metal basket by Crate & Barrel. The simplicity of the construction is in striking contrast to the basket’s bright-gold colouring – this is the subtle way to introduce a touch of gold into your space.

• Assam metal basket, Dh197, Crate & Barrel, Mall of the Emirates and Mirdif City Centre, Dubai

2 The full range

The beautifully-crafted creations of L’Objet are now available from Bloomingdale’s Home. The brand employs ancient crafts to create its pieces – age-old jewellery-making techniques are used to make intricate frames, porcelain is painstakingly shaped by hand and dinnerware is gilded three times over in 24-carat gold to get exactly the right glow. If you’re looking for high-quality, gold-accented items for your home, this is the place to start.

• Crocodile Coaster, Dh625 for a set of four, Bloomingdale’s Home, The Dubai Mall

3 Let there be light

Here’s proof that gold accents don’t have to be shiny, bright and over-the-top. This pretty lantern from S*uce Gifts has a slightly antique feel to it, which is perfectly complemented by the delicate bird motifs.

• Lantern, Dh820 for small and Dh1,090 for large, S*uce Gifts, Al Wasl Square, Dubai

4 Shelf life

With its strong lines, textured iron frame and gold-leaf finish, the Worcester Bookshelf by Arteriors Home is sure to become the centrepiece of your living room. It comes with eight tiered glass shelves – perfect for showing off all your favourite bits and bobs.

• Worcester Bookshelf, Dh13,400, Bloomingdale’s Home, The Dubai Mall

5 Skullduggery

If designer is your thing – and you’ve already got the bag and the shoes – why not invest in this fashion-friendly cushion? Alexander McQueen’s Skull Gold is an old favourite, but it’s guaranteed to make an impact. It’s made from wool Aubusson, with the skull motif stitched out in metallic thread.

• Skull Gold, Dh2,694, The Rug Company, DIFC

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