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Interior design in the Gothic style

Any external manifestation of a tradition sooner or later leads to a change in the inner content, not less often reverse the process. There is a third variation of the interaction is zero when the external and internal, occasionally intersecting, not lead each other to change. About such relationships from Gothic in the classic sense and of the Gothic style in modern interior design.

The primary Italian word “Gothic” had a pejorative meaning, Germanic tribes Goths were barbarians in the understanding of Rome. Initially, the Gothic was manifested only within the framework of religious architecture, designed to demonstrate the greatness of God’s Providence and bestowed over feudal power and the insignificance of mortal shells wretched spirit of ordinary people.

Gothic in architecture

The European Gothic period lasted from the middle of the XII to XV–XVI century, amazing the imagination of aspiring to the skies and unusually high due to new techniques of frame systems openwork spires, towers, pointed arches, ribbed vaults, stained glass multi-color, complicated carved ornament in stone, statues of allegorical system. Notre Dame de Paris, town hall in Brussels — one of the brightest illustrations of the described style. Relenting with prihodki Revival, Gothic will be back again in England in the mid XVIII century. The era of romanticism will pick up on the wave of interest in the gloomy beauty of medieval mysteries the neo-Gothic or pseudo-Gothic, but with significant reduction of the iconic component.

Gothic in culture

Its influence on the understanding of the incarnation of the Gothic in my life had processes in painting, fashion, arts and crafts, literature. Infernal motifs in the term “Gothic” gave literature — Gothic novels. From them originates the genre “horror” — horror “dark fantasy”; Dracula, Nosferatu and others like them continued the development of Gothic themes. Played his part in the modern Symphony called “Gothic” youth subculture are ready — with their love of black tones, dark philosophy, overwhelmingly disturbing music and other paraphernalia.

General tendencies of modern Gothic interior

The use of Gothic style in modern interior design are far from the goals of primary sources. If we reduce the meaning of the Gothic to the Association, for example, you have to portray the Cathedral and the cross. It is clear that contemporary Gothic is far from these motives, to her eclectic mixture of everything that makes her, in essence, a pseudo-Gothic style. For modern interior design Gothic special taken easily at large scales, airy, plenty of light and play of color. Not forgotten, staying occasionally in demand, and the gloom of the arches of the cellars of the Inquisition, the oppressive feeling of helplessness and dependence on Fate. Modern versions of the Gothic interiors custom is various, and design proposals depend on the mood of the customers.

General design techniques in the epitome of the Gothic style

To solve the problem of interior decoration from Gothic came the familiar techniques. It is a large stained glass window with a play of color and light, forging and casting in the design of spiral staircases, simulated wild stone framed fireplaces and plinths, columns dummy in the Gothic style, the walls are finished, depicting masonry, ceilings, simulating arches or beams. Gothic color scheme of purple, bright red, dark green, black and yellow (gold).

Furnished with Gothic interiors

Furniture, stylized Gothic, solid, heavy and massive. Because Gothic “innovations” brought home in the cupboards and clothes. Beds, chairs and the chairs have a high backrest, and made of oak, cedar, larch and other species of European trees. But the chest on this background it is useful — upholstered in leather, with wrought-iron hinges, it will add to the Gothic ambiance.

The Gothic detailing of the Windows and doors

One of the striking techniques of the “Gothic” interior is the design of the entrance to the house is the stained glass window that has become the hallmark of the style — the round “rose”. It can decorate the door leading from the hallway. Stained glass can be placed in window openings in the doors or on the walls, adding interior lighting. You can do without draping the window openings. But the “rose” and the obligatory stained-glass Windows in a Gothic interior. If the designer decides to use curtains in the design of Windows, then most likely it will stop in heavy velvet, mounted on wrought iron rods. Curtains of velvet to drape the doorways.

Walls, floors and fireplaces in the Gothic interior

Alternatively the wall design uses trellis — they decorated the interiors of the Gothic middle ages. Paintings with old stories, the types of buildings in the Gothic style in massive frames maintain the desired attitude. The floors are made in marble, large tile, wood imitating floor coverings of the middle ages, they fit long-pile carpets. Fireplace rough in style, framed wild marble or stone, with iron and tongs, either built in Gothic style with columns and arch will allow you to dive deeper into the topic.