Homes that stand the test of time - what we can learn from Interior Designer Ashley Goforth


Interior designer Ashley Goforth creates liveable modern interiors that showcase precious pieces from past decades and centuries. She has been published in numerous magazines and is an award-winning designer. Her design techniques create harmony in every room and are inspiring and relevant to all homes great and small. 

1. Symmetry with sconces

Ashley Goforth Interior decorator luxury powder room louis philippe mirror

Here antique wall sconces are beautifully paired with a silver leaf antique Louis Philippe mirror

2. Bring classic garden pots inside

Ashley Goforth classic white kitchen with anduze urns

Petite Anduze urns were traditionally planted with citrus. Planting boxwood topiaries is a modern twist on this iconic design, particularly when used indoors.

3. Louis Philippe mirrors

Louis Philippe mirror and Louis XVI demilune table

As Louis Philippe mirrors are simple and not overly decorative, they work seamlessly in modern interiors. Gold, silver and rustic frames are a staple in our mirror collection

4. A spectacular antique in every room

Antique French buffet with white patina

A beautifully carved armoire, buffet or enfilade make a beautiful and practical focal piece whether it be in a living room, dining room or bedroom. 

5. Chandeliers all over 

Chandelier dining living room Louis XVI chairs

Antique cut-glass and crystal chandeliers add an ambiance of special occasion instantly to any space.

Chandelier luxury bathroom design ideas

A chandelier in the bathroom can be enjoyed from a different angle - from the comfort of the bath tub!

6. Antique candlesticks and gold accents

Antique gilded church candlestick living room

Antique altar candlesticks are beautiful objects that can be enjoyed on lower pieces of furniture such as coffee tables or even on the floor if they are large enough. Their beautiful carvings make them a sculptural statement piece. 

7. Sunburst mirrors

Vintage sunburst mirror luxury bathroom design

Sunburst mirrors work ell in crisp modern homes and are particularly stunning on a plain white wall.

8. Easy entertaining with bar carts

Vintage bar cart styling ideas

While also being a reminder of festive occasions - bar carts also function as a place to put everyday objects. 

9. Medici urns

Antique Medici urns dining room decorating ideas

Antique French Medici urns add formality to the space while bringing the outdoors in. 

For more inspiration visit Ashley Gorforth Design.

All images courtesy of Ashley Gorforth Design.

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  • Robyn Gibbons

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