This article will show you the amazing contemporary to gothic interior decoration from a house located in Tivoli, NY designed by Ghislaine Viñas.
One of the most recognized and powerful handcrafts of a designer is moderation. Is a fact that is not every time in every circumstance as this mansion proves being considered a gothic majestic mansion designed and remodeled recently by Ghislaine Viñas that makes us rethink and want to change everything and attend the most eclectic tastes in contemporary art and design.
Located in between hills and dramatic trees on the bucolic city of Tivoli, near the Hudson River, in NY, was built a house in 1850 of 6.500 square feet recently massively renovated by Trimble Architecture, a Pamela Burton landscaper project. The house was meticulously renovated and the structure was in really good conditions which allow the team to only change the truly needed.
In the end, Viñas and the clients decided to take it slowly and be careful. At the beginning of the process, they were thinking about changing it all and covering the walls in a pastel color palette./ Although, during the empiric experience on the field, made them realize the white would be a better complement to the green majestic garden outside and end up, painting the walls in white.
The owners also decided to keep a lot of the previous interior decoration elements of the house as the beds’ structure made of steel, sisal rugs, and hazel linen curtains.
Either way, was necessary to work in order to align this unique home with the carefree and informal style of its owner. For that, Viñas count with subtle tones of color, mainly green and light blue inspired by the landscape that surrounds the house. Besides that, the house is filled with bold and contemporary art pieces, modern furniture, creating a daring and attractive concept. For instance, the table imitating a pig fro, Moooi displayed in the lobby. This piece brings more ludic vibes to the environment making the people feel like this could be a place they would have fun on.
The bedroom in the attic is another opportunity to take a dip in the concept. Viñas is characterized for his fun type of decor, evolving the walls and the ceiling space in Gucci the wallpaper with a Leon head bringing up chic granny vibes almost corny. Viñas put a lot of effort into the rest of the design to match everything with the cat patterned Gucci chair with the Catskills poster framed on the wall created by the graphic designer Milton Glaser as a part of his work to NY City Tourism Board.
In fact, besides the pig table, the sconces with a boob image from Studio Job and neon orange stoles from Tom Dixon. The truth is that the soul of the house is the extense clients’ art collection consisting of a vast list of artists that work in the most varied areas: A huge eagle Jill Greenberg’s photography, bringing again the outdoors vibes inside, is placed on the living room, a Kehinde Wiley’s plate set, a traditional XIX century portrait (from the original house’s owner, Eugene Augustus Livingston) build on a bold look over the concept of the shift on the definition of nobility on the last 200 year. More than that can be spotted in multiple Henry Hargreaves’ photos of some participants of the annual contest of imitation of Ernest Hemingway adorn the stair space.
More contends that on the previous projects, they add a lot of interesting touches of color without erasing the natural home character. A lot of people have been leaving their marc on this property over the years and for the owners, this is important as they decide to keep it as historical and meaningful while making it contemporary protecting the past and present, keeping it to the future.