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It's official: Gabrielle Union marks gold accents this season's must-have desk accessory

Master the art of gold accenting the Gabrielle Union-approved way – here's how

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Gabrielle Union attends "America's Got Talent" Season 14 Live Show Red Carpet at Dolby Theatre on September 03, 2019 in Hollywood, California
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As we inch closer to almost an entire calendar year of working at home, we've started approaching our home decor with as much precision and thought as we previously did our wardrobes. And our home offices or work spaces are getting the most attention, naturally. 

Take Gabrielle Union, for example. The 48-year-old presented a compelling case for accenting a study with a gold lamp in a recent Instagram post. She's (un)officially deemed it this season's must-have desk accessory – and we're taking note. 

Similar to your favorite pair of gold hoops or necklace, this glam lighting fixture is pleasingly elegant, while effortlessly drawing attention.

In short: it's the ultimate decorative win-win. So, if you're looking to keep your clutter down but your style high, we've uncovered five Gabrielle Union-approved lamps to light up any room (and desk) to perfection.

1. Reach for this luxe leather-accented lamp

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Geneva Dome Table Lamp (opens in new tab) for $632.50, at Jonathan Adler

With a nod to Swiss minimalism and a dash of French equestrian chic, this petite and polished lamp (opens in new tab) has a marble base and slender stem. Warmed up by a luxe leather wrap – choose from brass with camel or nickel with navy for an architectural glow.


2. Gravitate towards a modern selection

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Modern Deco LED Wireless Charging & USB Task Lamp (opens in new tab) for $179, at west elm

This lamp (opens in new tab) is a more modest rendition but still perfect anywhere – bedside, desk, or family room. Designed with a wireless charging pad with Qi inductive charging technology, this feature makes charging easier than ever – and a built-in USB port allows for charging multiple devices at once

3. Opt for a two-toned rendition 

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Gold Hexagon Ceramic Montigo Table Lamp (opens in new tab) for $99.99, at World Market 

A distinguished luxe lighting source, this version (opens in new tab)is crafted of ceramic and finished in luminous gold. It features a sleek hexagonal base tastefully complemented by a white cotton shade for a precisely contemporary appearance.

4. Incorporate both form and function 

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Regina Andrew Otto Desk Lamp (opens in new tab)for $288, at Lulu and Georgia

Excellent for both contemporary and classical spaces, this lamp (opens in new tab) is the epitome of structure and use. With a swivel joint and delicate detailing, this option adds traces of architectural intensity that liven up your home.


5. Frost your space with luminous glow

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Delia Frosted Globe Table Lamp (opens in new tab) for $79, at Urban Outfitters

Take the road less traveled with this globe-inspired table lamp (opens in new tab). With a frosted glass shade that emits a luminous glow set on a brushed, cylindrical metal base, it's the accent that will accentuate any space. 


Brittany Romano wrote for Homes & Gardens as a U.S. Shopping Editor. A graduate of New England College, Brittany started her career as a freelance fashion market assistant at Marie Claire. She later joined AMI, where she designed a highly profitable commerce vertical. Noted for her award-winning content, she's covered everything from celebrity beauty hacks to the most lavish home decor.