~ The light filtering through this stained glass front door enlarges the narrow staircase while producing a spectacular visual effect. ~
Emanating from 12th century France, Gothic architecture is easily recognized today throughout Europe due to its unique characteristics: the pointed arch, the ribbed vault and the flying buttress. Gothic interior design, its offspring, is distinctive in its own way, owing to a dark color palette, wood or plaster walls, and floors covered with stone slabs, such as granite, marble, or slate. Natural light usually filters through polychrome stained glass windows and the rooms are typically illuminated with candles and gaudy chandeliers.
In order to abide by this week’s gloomy theme, I have gathered a few palatable and chic ways to add Gothic character to a home.
~ Surprisingly, rather than compressing the room further, the ebony walls and accents in this home office augment its coziness.~
~ Dark walls and furniture combined with a few gold accents come together flawlessly to create an exceptionally elegant dining experience. ~
~ Gothic interiors do not necessarily need to be black and this dark purple this living room is a perfect case in point. ~
~ This living room is a perfect example of the gothic style, from the eggplant paint on the walls, to the dragon head details of the chair, to the dark-stained floor and the overall ambiance. ~
~ The light coming through the French doors, the leather couch, the floor to ceiling bookcase make this family room the perfect place for reading. ~
Primary color: Benjamin Moore – Gunmetal
Until next time,