While I love minimal, white-walled interiors with occasional bursts of color just as much as the next person, every once in a while it's nice to spot something different — like this Little Venice apartment by Sera of London. It's a little bit Bohemian, a little bit Miss Havisham, a little bit crumbly European chic, wholly different, and wholly refreshing.
I don't know that I could live with so many plants and so much wicker and lace, but you've got to admire the person who could pull this off. To me one of the most fascinating things about interior design is the way decor choices can set a mood, and really change the whole atmosphere of a space. That's certainly on display here — something about the dark colors and antique pieces and layers upon layers of texture conjures an otherworldy, almost melancholy feel.
Dark hues reign in the apartment's eat-in kitchen, while the modern leather chairs add a pleasing bit of contrast. A fireplace covered in seashells contributes to the dusty antique feel.
Gorgeous vintage tiles, in a chevron pattern, make the bathroom: a mirrored dresser adds a bit of storage and a bit of glam.
The dark palette extends to the apartment's bedroom, where intricate textures and vintage pieces still rule the day, but the wall-mounted television provides a small concession to the comforts of modern life.
To see more photos of the apartment, head over to Gypsy Yaya.