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Gold Brassware

It’s not just the GB Olympic and Paralympic teams that have been laden with gold this summer — so has every fashionista’s bathroom, as this most regal of metallics usurps chrome or brushed steel as the trendiest finish for taps. This Neoclassical design is a particularly opulent option.

Coral crosshead basin mixer in gold, £320, Rare range by Bristan
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