DESIGN YOUR HOME
Guest Picks: Gilded Gourmet
Glam up your kitchen with everything from juicers to grills in glittery gold
Kristin Guy | Dine X Design
Freelance food & lifestyle writer: Curating a culinary lifestyle.
In my opinion, every kitchen needs a little shine. Then again, I'm like a magpie — a glutton for glitter. Here are my picks to easily give your cocina some extra bling. — Kristin Guy from The Cuisinerd
He loves me: 1 tablespoon! He loves me not: 1/2 tablespoon. Whether there's a rock already on your finger or you're still waiting for your prince, these blinged-out measuring spoons will at least betroth you to baking.
I have a strange fascination with egg cups, mostly because they make absolutely no sense to me, and yet there are just so many well-designed options out there. Therefore, I'm oddly obsessed. This mod variety is no exception and will have my hard-boiled egg sitting swanky, pod-chair style, by breakfast time.
I'm absolutely crushing on the perfect balance between hard and soft with these flawed, gold-plated bowls. The colors are super feminine while the uneven metallic rims give them an edge. I would definitely not hide these in the cupboard — officially 100 percent approved for counter display!
SILVERware step aside, please. GOLDware is taking over in a major, major way. This set is bold, modern and elegant all at the same time. I'm especially in love with the filigree detail that is prim and proper, yet seems to be hiding some sort of scandalous secret. I'm suddenly in the mood to plot a dinner party.
I am going bananas over this fruit bowl designed by Harry Allen. I love when a mundane household object can become the center of attention. It's kitschy yet functional, and the gold option isn't monkeying around and makes the chore of holding apples and pears a luxurious, flashy affair.
If you want to bring some gold accents into your lifestyle, I think you might as well just go all the way. And by all the way, I mean eat gold too. This edible gold food spray will turn any side dish into a main-stage attraction. I'm having a hard time trying to figure what I'm going to coat first — doughnuts are sounding about right.
I've been looking for gold shell chairs for years, and eureka! This would look stunning as a full set around your kitchen table or as two accent pieces at the ends. I love this sultry seat, big time.
This sparkly server is just about the most darling thing I've ever seen. I suddenly have an urge to learn how to bake just so I can show it off. Heck, who needs tarts or cakes? I'd even use this to plate barbecue.
These salt and pepper shakers are the Cadillacs of condiment holders. I'm a huge fan of the white and gold color combination that gives these simple vessels such luxurious appeal. They're definitely a statement piece for any dining table.
This simple and industrial lighting fixture with a high-end twist has really got me giddy for gold accents. I'm seeing three of these hanging over a kitchen island or breakfast bar — swoon!
I'm not much of a morning person. This mug snarls nothing but serious business for that trip to the kitchen (be it home or office) to grab that essential first cup of joe. I adore functional objects that can have a sense of humor while still looking stylish and, in this case, extremely gangster.
There are no words for this. I love grilling, and with the price of gold so high these days, I can't see this being a bad investment. It is all kinds of wonderment. I bet steaks even taste better by just touching this golden grill.
Talk about adding some bling to your brunch! This brazen dahlia design will frame any plate like a piece of art.
I agree, gold fixtures in a kitchen or bath can easily look dated and garish. However, this modern farm sink is quickly changing my mind. Then again, who wouldn't want to wash up in a huge gold brick? Or is it just me? Doing dishes just got fancy.
I'm in awe. How can such an unappealing and unattractive household item be so majestic? I'm making counter space immediately — and taking out a loan.
Mustaches are magical. These tumblers are quite possibly the best way to make a cocktail that much more hair-larious. One handlebar hot toddy, please.
This stunner of a shaker will look incredibly handsome on my vintage bar cart. I also think it will effortlessly make any cocktail taste better by association.
I was already a huge fan of Seletti's takeout line, but when I saw this container in limited-edition gold, I nearly lost it. Oh, the irony! Oh, the design! Oh, how did that end up in my shopping cart?