Inspired by American Gothic Decor

Christmas always inspires something a little Gothic in me as well as the usual festive decor. Maybe it’s the promise of atmospheric period dramas soon to be played out on TV, or ordinary homes transformed by old-fashioned charm and an otherworldly spirit, but on the run-up to Christmas it seems i’m inspired by American Gothic style…


Strand 3 Door Display cabinet £409.99, Argos, Maria Steampunk Light £232.80, Urban Cottage Industries, Pedro black spindle side table, £135, Habitat, HAY bathroom mirror £58, Heals, Knot Chair, £269, Folklore, Basic Mug, Anthracite, £14,  Folklore, Housekeepers Black Bucket, £28, Labour and Wait, Black Tea Tray, from £43.50, SCP, Hemnes chest of 6 drawers, £140 Ikea

This post was in Conjunction with Argos

Author: Rohini Wahi

Rohini is a London based freelance journalist and trend forecaster for the design industries. She has worked for Elle Decoration, Living Etc, Houzz and Design Sponge amongst others.

She loves a period drama and keeps a tidy home. Launched in 2007 The Beat That My Heart Skipped focuses on home inspirations, design trends, lifestyle and food – coupled with an insight into Rohini’s work and home life – from key picks at trade shows to styled weekend soirees. To contact Rohini for queries, work for hire or just to say hi drop her a line at

2 Comments on Inspired by American Gothic Decor

  1. Amanda Heard
    Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 05:09 at 5:09 am (5 years ago)

    Awesome stuff, but its kind of expensive. whats Strand 3 Door Display cabinet made of?

  2. Rohini Wahi
    Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 17:40 at 5:40 pm (5 years ago)

    Good point! I guess it’s priced that way because of it’s size and glass panels. It’s not for sale anymore so unfortunately cant make out the material : )

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