Home Tour: Retro & Colorful One-Bed Apartment

colorful-retro-one-bedroom-apartment-1Today I’m crossing back across the pond and returning to my English roots to showcase this beautiful one-bedroom apartment in Central London. Based in Covent Garden and designed by the design practice, Kitesgrove, this restidential apartment is full of style mid-century design ideas for small space living. Click through after the jump to see the entire space!

This pied-à-terre was designed for a creative French couple who love mid-century design and furniture. Led by Creative Director, Sophie Elborne and Projects Director, Gregory Keane, the team sourced the art and antiques for the apartment with the couple allowing the space to nautrally evolve over time.colorful-retro-one-bedroom-apartment-3Both Sophie and Gregory share a passion for Fine Art and an Anglo-French upbringing that drives a European aesthetic evident across all of their projects – a vibe that is clearly eveident in the open plan kitchen, dining and living space of this Covent Garden apartment. The vintage 50s French ‘Scoubidou’ dining chairs took five months to find by scouring antique dealers’ collections and rummaging through Parisian markets.
colorful-retro-one-bedroom-apartment-4The aim for the apartment was to create a liveable space that reflective of their client’s lifestyle, all the while underpinned by refined craftsmanship. For the main living space antiques and bespoke furniture designs were combined with decorative objects sourced from around the world.
colorful-retro-one-bedroom-apartment-5The homeowner’s thespian lifestyle demands regular travel so the apartment needed to represent a restful and inspiring sanctuary in which she could feel ‘at home’ when she was working in London. She had a particular affinity and discerning eye for authentic mid-century design, which is evident in the finished result thanks to the shelving and tapered legs of the coffee table.
colorful-retro-one-bedroom-apartment-6To nail the exact green velvet the homeowner had in mind for the sofam, dozens of fabric samples were sent to New York where she was living at that time. I love the final result – the color really adds character and depth to the space.
colorful-retro-one-bedroom-apartment-7The mid-century vibe continues in the home office nook; the vibrant combination of orange and blue adds hue to the scheme.
colorful-retro-one-bedroom-apartment-8Can we please disucss this nightstand? LOVE! In fact, the bedroom space as a whole is one of my favorites from this apartment. That dreamy bathroom below is not far behind, though! Which rooms and elements are inspiring you from this retro apartment tour?
colorful-retro-one-bedroom-apartment-9 // Photography by Kitesgrove, used with permission.


  • Reply Suzanne May 24, 2016 at 10:03 pm

    That sofa is my dream. One day!

    • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar May 24, 2016 at 10:06 pm

      @Suzanne – I think IKEA used to sell their STOCKHOLM sofa in a fabric like this. Maybe check it out!

  • Reply Harriet May 24, 2016 at 10:05 pm

    Beautiful home tour….would take the kitchen, bathroom and bedroom. So the whole thing lol x

  • Reply Thomas Belmont May 25, 2016 at 3:30 am

    Love this apartment ! A happy & vibrant space.

  • Reply Carole Haralambous May 25, 2016 at 5:06 am

    Love the use of green, it’s so deep and lush and inviting. And that bathroom is just heavenly!

    • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar May 25, 2016 at 7:21 am

      @Carole – That’s a brilliant way to describe both the green and that incredible bathroom! 🙂

  • Reply Olivia May 25, 2016 at 6:05 am

    This apartment is the stuff of dreams! I love it all 🙂 x

  • Reply Juanita May 25, 2016 at 6:14 am

    Gorgeous home tour, thanks for sharing Will! Seriously cool coffee table and I raise you on the night stand and really need to discuss the lamp/table/plant stand combo. Seriously, why do they not make these anymore? Genius!
    I love your blog. It is so refreshing to see colour in interiors when so many mags are still having a monochromatic moment!

    • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar May 25, 2016 at 7:23 am

      @Juanita – Right?! So goooood! Obsessed with those details and so pleased you love seeing brighter hues in interiors, too. 🙂

  • Reply Grace May 25, 2016 at 9:39 pm

    Thank you for sharing! It looks amazing. Love the simplicity.

  • Reply mary beth May 26, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    I’m lovin’ emerald green now, Will. This was a pleasure!

    • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar May 26, 2016 at 3:16 pm

      @Marybeth – Me too. Thanks for stopping by, you always bring a smile to my face! 🙂

  • Reply Scotty May 27, 2016 at 10:34 pm

    That lighting looks amazing!

  • Reply Glyn @ Collett and Holder June 1, 2016 at 6:18 pm

    Love this apartment, the kitchen is amazing with all that marble and warm wood and metallic accessories, plus the retro lounge space is pretty darn cool 🙂

  • Reply Angelina veronica June 4, 2016 at 4:44 pm

    This apartment is looking like i have see something in my dream. Its so gorgeous and metallic accessories are looking so excellent.

  • Reply Tara | ModLifter June 15, 2016 at 5:41 am

    I recently got a Luminosa rustica lamp, very similar to the lamp fixture over the dining area and I’m in love with this style! Definitely a few other ideas that I’d take advantage of : )

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  • Reply Scott April 28, 2017 at 6:19 am

    This apartment is amazing! The lamp fixture over the dinning table and the cofee table in the living area are a dream comes true. Every item in this place is design, retro and perfect!

  • Reply KMP Furniture Blog November 4, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    The living room with the deep green sofa and the plant there is just stunning! The yellow chair is also very refreshing. I absolutely love all the combos.

  • Reply Home Improvements in Newham November 16, 2017 at 4:40 am

    What a wonderful and charming place.

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