Think of the word “gold” and images of glamour, luxury and opulence spring to mind – usually in the form of personal accessories such as jewellery, or possibly the odd item hanging in your wardrobe. Most people aren’t afraid of wearing a little bit of this precious metal, but does this confidence translate to using the colour in their home? The simple answer is no, or at least not intentionally – there may be the odd gilt-framed mirror or trim on a lampshade, but using it deliberately and successfully requires confidence and decorating know-how.
Interior designer René Dekker believes there is never a wrong time to introduce gold to a scheme. And used correctly it can, and should be, a timeless classic.
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It has become evident in today’s globalised, highly competitive market that innovation is at the centre of business growth and development. Being open to innovation doesn’t solely imply making use of the new technologies available, but also entails re-defining the roles and responsibilities of the various parts involved in the process of interior design. According to Health and Safety Executive, an interior designer is defined as “an organisation or individual whose work involves preparing or modifying designs for construction projects, or arranging for, or instructing, others to do this.” In principle, anyone who specifies and alters designs as part of their work is classified as a “designer”.
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