Rustic with a touch of gold…

When styling my home with very rustic pieces and lots of grey and white it can sometimes feel a little cold and stark. I need a tiny bit of glamour…that’s where the gold comes in! I avoided gold in my interior for a long time as I was always scared it made a space feel too formal when I love a relaxed vibe, the only time gold was allowed to creep in was over the festive period. Now I’ve all but gilded my pad with little gold accents to create warmth and add a little glamour to an otherwise rustic, industrial space.

Here a particularly worn but loved vintage typewriter is styled with a little Amy Rodchester print I picked up a few months back at the Hepworth Print Fair (well worth a visit if your local) & a tea tin planter I couldn’t throw away.

A four poster bed is a tricky one to style without it feeling too formal, I have to admit I really struggled with it for years…then I stood an old truck up next to it, styled it as a bedside table and I’m happy. The brass frame looks effortless and inviting now, without looking like I’m trying to recreate a stately home. (The decanter lamp is available here)


Rob Fawcett is an interior designer & genius product designer who knows how to create a rustic look effortlessly (follow his Instagram for inspo). The mirror below would never jump out at me but add a little jar of flowers and some writing on the glass & I’m converted (I think the beautiful brick reflection helps too).


Gold letters and chippy paint spell out Rob’s sons name, how cute is that? Paired with an amish star it looks fun & playful with a luxe edge.


I’d love to see how you add gold to your rustic interiors whilst keeping it welcoming, email me at & thanks Rob for letting me share your images!

There’s more rustic interiors inspiration here

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Natalie Lockwood Interiors has been showcased at Grand Designs Live and Ideal Home Show as well as being featured in national newspapers and magazines.