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Amethyst and Gold

purple and gold room


I’m feeling a bit regal today, so I wanted to share a color combo that includes my favorite hue {pale purple} and the most royal of colors — gold.

gold powder room

{a lilac bathroom with gold fixtures via kendallwilkinson.com}

Whether you call it amethyst, lavender or lilac, pale purple captured my heart when I was very young and I haven’t outgrown it.  It is a feminine, magical color that just speaks to me.  So, if you’ve always thought that pale purple was just for little girls, I’d like to change your mind.  This delicate purple actually looks very grown up when paired with neutrals like brown, gray, silver and of course, gold.

bhg lavender beds

{pretty lavender twin beds via bhg.com}

gold tub

{a gold bathtub fit for a queen via caribbeanlivingblog}

living room_tumblr

{a living room with amethyst accents and gilded picture frames via tumblr}

lavender wallpaper in bathroom

{lavender patterned wallpaper with a great gold mirror via decoist.com}

amethyst bedroom

{an amazing amethyst bedroom via designsponge.com}

Each of these rooms has some sort of fantasy element to it.  Don’t you agree?  I think that’s because amethyst is such a day-dreamy color and gold is so ritzy.  When you put the two together, these colors create a look that is filled with endless imagination fit for ‘girls’ of all ages.

Have A Golden New Year!

I just stumbled upon this gorgeous gold New Year’s tablescape that I wanted to share!


This luxe table setting was designed by Cathy of Noble Pig Winery.  I love how she incorporated gold into her theme.  In fact, I think gold will be a very hot metallic-hue in 2013…


…But this decor also reminds me to live my life like it’s golden in the new year!  This tune from Jill Scott – “Golden” should definitely be in your playlist in 2013!




Check out more great pictures of this table setting at noblepig.com.

Inspired By Olympic Gold {and Gabby Douglas}

As the 2012 Summer Olympics begin to wind down, I have been truly inspired by all of the amazing athletes from around the world.

Being a proud American, I am especially thrilled for Team USA!  They have won over 40 Gold medals and 90+ overall!  So, being the design/color blogger that I am, I couldn’t resist featuring a few golden ideas for your home —  and I have a special shout-out to gymnast Gabby Douglas after the pictures:


{architectural digest}

Gold accessories and accent furniture pieces work well with any color scheme.



Now to my shout-out:

I’m proud join a group of fellow bloggers who are posting, tweeting and pinning our love for Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas.  In this year’s games, Gabby has won two gold medals in both the team and individual all-around competitions.  She is the first American gymnast to do this at the same Olympics.  Gabby is also the first African-American gymnast to become the individual all-around champion.  That inspires me.

I wish I had embodied Gabby’s courage and perseverance when I was a young, aspiring gymnast many moons ago.  I was actually pretty good…but I wasn’t confident enough to believe that I could be great.  Gabby knew she could be great even when she looked around and rarely saw other gymnasts who looked like her.

So, congratulations to Gabby Douglas – America’s Golden Girl and a true inspiration!

Wish You A Merry Christmas – Giveaway!


‘Tis the season of giving, so there’s no better time of year for a Giveaway!

For this Giveaway, I’ve once again teamed up with the creative people at Blissliving Home, and I’m giving away one wish!  Well, not really…but I am giving away one ‘Joy-Peace-Wish’ Holiday Pillow, along with a gold dupioni silk ‘Wish’ band.

This 18″ x 18″ feather down pillow is covered with glittering-silver print that reads “joy peace wish” in several languages.  The silk ‘Wish’ band features embroidered lettering, including “Happy Holidays 2010″ on the back.  Both items have a combined value of $70.  I think this pillow makes a very stylish gift, but you may be tempted to keep it for yourself!

Here’s how to enter –  Leave a comment on this post stating your holiday wish.  It can be simple — for example:  world peace, a new car, $1 million…you get the idea.  NOTE:  I’m not granting any wishes.  This is just for fun…

Additional Entry – You’ll get one extra entry if you “Like” Color Sizzle on Facebook. Then, leave a second comment stating that you have done this.  If you already joined us on Facebook previous to this giveaway, please  let me know this in your second comment.

Each entry needs its own comment! Please note there may be a time-delay in seeing your posted comments.

Hurry! Contest ends Thursday, December 9 at 10:00 pm, EST. The winner will be chosen using Random.org. Winner will be announced no later than December 11 in a post on this blog.  The winner will have 72 hours to respond, but if fails to do so, a new winner will be selected.

Important:  You must be at least 18 years-old to be eligible for this prize.  This contest is open to addresses in the USA.

{I thought you might like to see the entire Holiday Pillow Collection from Blissliving Home}:

Choosing A Color: Gold

Tyra Banks recently posed for a photo shoot in honor of the late fashion designer Alexander McQueen.

“McQueen was considered royalty in the fashion community,” Tyra wrote on her website. So she decided to transform herself, head-to-toe, into a queen.

{What an adorable princess!}

I was very inspired by the regal outfits, especially the gold accents.  It reminded me of the gold trend that is slowly making its way through the interior design world.  Unlike the trend of the past, this new gold rush is less gaudy and more refined; a little less shiny and more polished satin — definitely an accent and paint color trend to watch.

{The two spaces above are in a Renaissance-inspired home located in Singapore.  Designer Stanley Tham.}

{home interior design}



{google images}

{satin gold fixture from Kohler}

{home interior design}

{the decorista}

{lighting catalog}


{OK…so maybe this one is a little over the top!  From trendir.com}

Have you been seeing gold?  Will you add it to your color scheme?