Everything that designer Catherine Kwong touches turns to gold… and in the case of this week’s Trick to Try, we mean that quite literally. As she updated her San Francisco home, she opted for clean lines and layers upon layers of texture to complement the bright, open space. However, it wouldn’t be complete without uber-luxurious accents sprinkled throughout- the designer’s glamorous signature.

Starting with Blu Dot’s Branch Dining Table (one of the retailer’s best sellers!), Kwong custom-dipped the legs in a rich, metallic gold. The result? A one-of-a-kind table you can’t find anywhere else. We’ve spent many a moment swooning over the table and are yearning to try this trick ourselves. It’s as good as gold!!

TIP: If you’re apprehensive about trying this trick at home, check out this book for the ultimate guide.

Image originally appeared as part of our September 2013 issue here