Combat dark dreariness outside with a little gleam and glitter inside. Sprinkle a dusting of gold via fabric ... wallpaper ... a glittery pillow ... a mixed collection of new and vintage dishes. Or take a page from Louis XV and transform your bath into a glamorous hideaway.

And speaking of gold ... the GOLDEN GLOBES (aka Style Maniac's World Cup) air tonight at 8 p.m. on NBC. Have fun, girls.

CREDITS (from top): Robert Allen fabric; Bliss pillow; Annie Glass, Rosanna, Marc Blackwell New York and vintage dishes; Designers Guild wallpaper from Osborne & Little; Donghia wallpaper.  Most items available through The Redecorators LLC / 215-429-2000.  Bottom photo of Versailles bathroom from Compendium of Interior Styles.  All other photos by Doreen Creede.

"Use the good china for breakfast."