Presenting to you an eclectic array of gilded areas.
I had never seen gold leaf clouds before! This restaurant is in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Barcelona, Spain and was designed by Patricia Urquiola, the prolific Spanish architect and designer. The gilded clouds nicely complement the abstract flowers blooming on the floor.
Decorative artist, Maria Apelo Cruz, is working on "aging" this silver leaf wall. It will look good left as is or can also be a fabulous base for a mural or Chinoiserie. Maria, based in L.A., does absolutely beautiful work in a variety of media.
The famed company, de Gournay, produces exquisite wallpapers that are frequently based on gilded silk. This particular wall is in the master bedroom of Erica Tanov and Steven Emerson. Erica explained in the book, Undecorate, that she had stored it away for three years before using it. Its tarnishing only adds to its rich patina.