I have never seen the gold Venetia in real life, only in pictures. I am considering purchasing one on eBay right now, but I'm a wee bit leary of the color...I'm just not sure how it will look in person. I LOVE the venetia style - I have it in Cherry Blossom and it's just great. I think I am afraid the gold might be a little too gawdy?? Can anyone who's seen it in person (or who owns one) weigh in on this for me?? Thanks!