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Electric Blue LED Wine Cellar with Gothic Flare by Beckwith Interiors

Posted By Andrew Goodwin On February 10, 2013 @ 2:00 pm In Architecture,gallery,green Interiors,Green Lighting,Green Lighting | No Comments

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Say you have a 7 bedroom, 6 and a half bathroom multi-million dollar estate – but you really want it to stand out. How about a LED-lit wine cellar [2] with individual wine bottle holders and a transparent ceiling? That’s exactly what interior designer and homeowner Jamie Beckwith [3] added to her 12,398 square foot, Gothic-style home in Franklin, Tennessee.

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Beckwith is the owner of Beckwith Interiors [5], which is a luxury residential, retail and corporate interior design firm. Her home was built in 2001, and the interior is full of traditional, high-end decor that reflects her practice’s work. However the pool house of her Tennessee home has a modern twist – a briliant LED [6]-lit wine cellar.

The wine cellar is located at the bottom level of the pool house, like the crypt of a Gothic estate. Classic Gothic arches split the wine cellar, but the material of the arches is what makes this addition so different. The acrylic walls contain hundreds of custom-made wine bottle sleeves. The sleeves are even organized on the back wall of the cellar to resemble the panes of a cathedral’s stained glass windows [7].

The kicker for this design is that the wine cellar is cleverly lit with LED lighting [8]. These lights can change colors and add life to all of Beckwith’s parties. Because of wine’s sensitivity to lighting and heat, the lights are not on all the time, and a retractable blackout screen can be drawn over the transparent ceiling. The glass ceiling creates a transparent connection to the traditional interior of the pool house, drawing attention to the lights down below.

+ Beckwith Interiors [5]


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[2] wine cellar: http://www.beckwithinteriors.com/portfolio-detail.php?pid=1&iid=39

[3] Jamie Beckwith: http://www.beckwithinteriors.com/aboutus.php

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[5] Beckwith Interiors: http://www.beckwithinteriors.com/

[6] LED: http://inhabitat.com/tag/led/

[7] cathedral’s stained glass windows: http://inhabitat.com/eric-standleys-mind-blowing-paper-sculptures-look-like-gothic-cathedral-windows/

[8] LED lighting: http://inhabitat.com/hamburgs-new-hafencity-subway-station-is-lit-with-shipping-container-size-led-light-boxes/

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