A strong trend in fashion, the soft Gothic also arrives, devastating, in the decoration. If it is still difficult to understand the concept, there is no reason to worry: the 13 images below explain, in detail, how the look can work at home.
There are no rules and black is not always the maxim. The environments can be dramatic or minimalist, have exotic or more sober references and, of course, resort to a mix of dark and vintage elements . Grab your overcoat and get ready for surprises!
To learn more about the projects where these environments came from, click on the images or on the titles.
In this living room created by the Australian Bree Leech and Heather Nette King , it is not just the mix of green and teal that creates an obscure composition. The velvety armchair, the almost cinematic flower arrangement and the sober portrait on the wall make the Gothic not only soft, but also elegant. A perfect environment to enjoy the fireplace, open any book by Edgar Allan Poe and spend the night immersed in macabre stories.
If Marie Antoinette had a little darkness in her veins, she would probably choose this dining room for her meals. A paradisiacal landscape prints the wallpaper, of pure silk painted by hand and with embroidered details, developed by the Brazilian designer Daniel Kostiuc, from the Intarya office, in partnership with Fromental. No strong colors: desaturated tones reign in armchairs, curtains, and velvety rugs. The finish is on account of the crystal chandelier, which gains dozens of mini black domes.
Botanical and minimal gothic in the bathroom
This bathroom, part of vintage, and the obscure house go against the crowded environments and bets on the essentials. One bath is enough to adopt the Gothic lifestyle. The industrial touch of the metal shower and the burnt cement walls bring simplicity to the environment, while the black bathtub guarantees the decoration’s star role. The final touch is on account of the small arrangement of purple flowers, in perfect harmony with the botanical motifs of the painting and the wallpaper.
Gothic panned in living room
The Englishwoman Abigail Ahern became known for creating environments and objects that mix fun and glamor on a dark backdrop and that please even those who turn their nose to the darkest hues. Objects and lamps panned in flea markets are great for composing an environment full of personality, but maintaining the mood and brightness.
Gothic and kitsch in the office
Integrated into the living room, the office has, at the bottom, the large closet, whose doors were covered with fabric with a cashmere motif. If the idea is to create a decoration full of personality, do not hesitate to invest in bold and personal items and objects: vintage finds, obscure portraits and a touch of green with the plants.
Gothic, soft and invigorating sleep
In this room made by Disc Interiors studio, the chosen tone was an opaque black, which extends to the curtains creating a monochromatic play of textures. In order not to make it so gloomy, the cushion and bedspread are printed. The mustard armchair is a key piece and says: colorful furniture makes all the difference in the decoration.
An obvious bathroom
The charm of the past, with a hint of opulence and dark touch. This was the recipe used by Heritage Bathrooms when creating the space above. Next to the vintage contoured dishes and the walls with dark blue boiseries, a choice shines the replacement of tiles and other coatings more common in environments like this with the herringbone floor. Sconces on both sides of the mirror and the crystal pendant lamp complete the decor.
Another century in decoration
The duo who decorated this apartment, Robin Standefer and Stephen Alesch, from the Roman and Williams office, was initially specialized in film sets and became famous for their interiors with a dark mood. Dark tones, vintage furniture, and ruffles panned all over the world, and the climate of the early 20th century finally transformed the building into a home.