On Monday, Apple announced a new MacBook Air – in gold, glorious gold, and the heavens opened, gilded angels came down from the sky, women across the United States suddenly became a lot more interested in buying new computers, and I went a little insane.
My thought process: Oh, I want that. I’ve been thinking about getting a new computer. My assistant needs to use my old laptop all the time anyway. And then my computer will match my new iPhone. And my office ceiling light. And the brass knobs on my office cabinets.
Maybe I should do gold plumbing fixtures in the new house. Or maybe in just the powder room. But gold looks so beautiful with the marble I love. Maybe I should have a marble desk in my office to show off my new computer.
I wonder how fast I can get the gold laptop? Oh, shipping begins April 10. It costs $1,299.
I cannot buy a new computer because I have to buy marble and plumbing fixtures.
But should they be gold? I love the gold faucets in my clients’ homes. They make my heart do flip-flops.
I’ve had regular chrome faucets plated in gold, for heaven’s sake, and it changes everything. You take a simple but tasteful room, add gold, and then Oh baby, baby. You’re . . . golden.
Gosh, that was a bad pun.
But gosh, this is a pretty bathroom. And look at those gold cabinet pulls.
Say, if I had gold fixtures, I could maybe set a sink in my powder room into this Bungalow 5 cabinet, which I’ve used for clients and always loved.
Ooh – and maybe with my favorite Philip Jeffries Rivets wallpaper – which is grass cloth that looks like it’s been studded with nailheads.
I used that paper in a client’s office — black with gold rivets, and it’s glorious. Especially with her lighting fixture. Ooooh gold lighting fixtures.
Maybe a pair of these:
Gosh, that’s a pretty bathroom.
But what I think I really want is polished nickel fixtures. And that new laptop – in gold.