Gothic Style Living Room Decor. Gothic style is not always all black, but the interior designer Jamie Beckwith create innovations with gothic style with elegant colors. Gothic style living room is an example of design in the Estate in Nashville.
Believe it or not, this elegant building is actually quite waterproof and childproof. “Most fabrics in the poolhouse are Perennials fabric (indoor/outdoor), which was important so that guests can sit down on the furnishings with wet bathing suits. The floors are epoxy floors, impervious to staining and scratches.”
Continuing her celebration of textures, this fireplace wall is surfaced with travertine stone, reflecting the natural and organic elements that are key throughout the entire design. It is sleek and contemporary but warm at the same time.
For Jamie, the finishes of a home are most important — possibly more important than the items placed inside. “There are so many beautiful ways to use texture, through stone, tile, paneling, textured paint and wood. Drywall is so boring,” she says. “Why not use different surfaces to mix it up? I like mixing smooth with rough; the juxtaposition is very important to making it feel interesting. When you are dealing with a neutral palette you need a little more texture in the fabrics, walls and floor coverings. An easy way to add texture is through the walls. If your budget doesn’t allow for a full stone wall, there are amazing ways to dress the walls. Fabric on walls, wallpapers are amazing again, stucco textures and of course the wooden blocks from the Jamie Beckwith Collection are cool!”
Continuing with the Gothic style, this staircase features a solid wood railing that incorporates dramatic spires. Other details such as the circles under the hand rail and the custom acrylic light incorporate modern touches to this traditional style.
Moving upstairs, there is a more private guest lounge. The rug is called Otto Grape and it’s by Madeline Weinrib; the side tables that make up a coffee table were purchased from Wisteria.
Jamie turned to sunny yellow in the otherwise mostly neutral palette. “I thought the yellow looked fresh for a pool house and was a color that I had not explored,” she says. “If the project is for a client, I open my ears and listen … how they live, how many children do they have, do they entertain, what colors do they gravitate towards … the list is endless. I start a project by being open, listening and learning. For myself, I make myself crazy … challenging myself, always trying to do something that no one has done and trying to figure out the best way to do it. I never want to be stale. I always want to stretch and try things that have never been done, or at least interpreting them in a different way.”
The Portia Lounge Chair here is from Artefacto.
Learn more about Jamie Beckwith’s collection here.