Gothic Interiors Inspired by Interior Design Masters Winner: Monika Charchula

If you have been invested in BBC1’s home décor reality show, Interior Design Masters, then you will be well aware of the 2023 winner, Monika Charchula. With her unique dark Victorian-style and Gothic interiors giving incredible results in the show.

During the show Monika revealed an array of show stopping transformations and confidence in her choices. Having a brave sense of style and bold colours, combined to create a luxury Gothic interior. Monika brought to light a highly contrasting trend to the neutrals we tend to consistently see. Creating her own distinctive style.

Monika most certainly left us wanting more over here at Versital.

Monika Charchula inspired moodboard. Featuring; Busy Carrata Versital marble
Monika’s winning room 
(Image credit: BBC / Interior Design Masters)


Monika brought something different to interior design, focusing on rustic natural wood features, complimented with bold pops of colour.

Using a rustic wooden feature introduces natural tones into your venue. Creating a unique Victorian aesthetic. Bespoke carved wooden features such as on the bar panels, helps you stand out from the crowd and create a new offering for your customers.

If you love the rustic wooden touches from Monika’s style, why not consider adding a bespoke carved wooden bar, or add elements of natural wood with small touches such as wooden overhead features and furniture.

Plau Preston, added a rustic touch with the bespoke carved bar front. The award winning bar has a similar style to Monika, mirroring a Victorian Gothic aesthetic.

Monika’s business 84 Square, creates eclectic Gothic furniture which would help anyone add a touch of natural wood to their environment. If you are not wanting large wooden features you could always opt for natural wood antique furnishings.

Natural wood furnishings from 84 square.


Monika did not shy away from adding elements of luxury to her Gothic interiors.

Luxury within hospitality is in high demand, so why not add a touch of opulence to your natural wood finishes. By using a classic marble finish to your tops, continuing the Victorian Gothic design within the venue, whilst adding the essence of luxury. Versital has many classic marbles within the heritage collection which would go perfectly alongside Monika’s aesthetic.

Versital’s marble is non-porous and 100% waterproof, making the marble a hard wearing and long lasting piece. The marble can be made to suit any venue, with bespoke drop edge details you will be able to create a unique piece which mirrors your aesthetic perfectly.

Plau Preston opted for Arabesque on their bar top. A beautiful classic finish which perfectly complements the carved wooden bar front. Adding an essence of luxury and ease to their bar.


Partner your Rustic features with a touch of deep navy and black. Rich dark colours add further depth to the Gothic interior. Contrasting the dark tones with a pop of colour, we have seen orange and navy work together perfectly. Similarly to black and vibrant yellow.

Create fun features that stand out by playing with the use of colour. Similarly to Monika’s designs, colour will add more depth to your interior and create an interesting environment.

Maber bar top with edge detail

Rustic and Victorian elements are partnered with a rich navy wall and chairs to complement. Implementing a fun twist of a deep orange. Alongside rustic wooden features and Gothic-Victorian decor.

Black and yellow themed waiting area with gold leopard side table

Front lobby using an out of this world cosmic pattern with vibrant pops of yellow. Partnered with eclectic decorative features.


Botanical features are taking over. Greenery and natural features are being implemented into venues more often. Monika’s work shows this through both botanical artwork on the walls as well as the addition of real plants.

Add features of greenery or botanical elements to draw in a natural feature. Whether that is through using real plants throughout your venue or displaying unique printed wallpaper.

a dimly lit restaurant. has large trees surrounding and large arches in the ceiling. with pops of blue chairs.

When creating a venue, ensure you have your own strong identity to show whilst you take inspiration from others.


As well as manufacturing to design specification we are also on hand to offer advice to designers to help create the vision they have whilst being a practical real-world solution. We often have designers who approach us with a brief and initial design who may need advice making it work in practice.

Our aim is to take the stress away from the designer and end client and work alongside other trades to get a good end result.

As well as being a beautiful marble finish it offers the benefits of being extremely hygienic, easy to clean and non-porous so will not stain.

Gemma Stockberger, Director

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To realise your vision with an experienced, expert, British manufacturer, get in touch with Versital today, where we can introduce you to a design advisor and supply you an estimate directly. Speak to us today on 01204 380780 or send us a contact form.

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