small, dark and dreamy.

small, dark and dreamy / sfgirlbybay

this city apartment featured in issue #14 of EST magazine may be a little more masculine than our regularly scheduled programming, but it’s just too good not to share. its small, modern space with charcoal gray walls and a minimalist approach to decorating is sublime. it belongs to a creative couple in cape town, south africa, and even though they’ve brought together their shared collections the space doesn’t feel overly fussy or crowded with ‘things’ — it’s got just the right amount of reserved but charismatic character i love in a space — no easy feat for two people sharing a small space together. for the entire home tour, subscribe (for free) and check out this latest issue of australia’s EST magazine.

small, dark and dreamy / sfgirlbybay

small, dark and dreamy / sfgirlbybay

small, dark and dreamy / sfgirlbybay

small, dark and dreamy / sfgirlbybay

small, dark and dreamy / sfgirlbybay

small, dark and dreamy / sfgirlbybay

• photography by greg cox for EST magazine.

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6 Responses to “small, dark and dreamy.”
  1. Vincent Tang says:

    WOW. I love this dark, vintage, rustic feel punctuated by pops of color. The plants are really neat too. It’s really inspiring, so thanks for the post!

  2. Katie says:

    I love that the natural light seems to be what makes this space work. The pops of plant life against the charcoal is really beautiful. Makes me wish I had use for a bachelor(ette?) pad.

  3. Silkie says:

    Yummy wood against all that dark – very inviting!

  4. I’m starting to love a grey wall – sets a moody, modern tone that is still so fresh!

  5. Charlie says:

    I love this. I have almost identical black leather & teak armchairs. This post gives me so much inspiration!

  6. Erin says:

    I love these images! It cracks me up, though, as I have a dark bathroom that was published on Design*Sponge (http://www.designsponge.com/2012/03/before-after-bungalow-bathroom-makeover.html) a couple years ago and it was controversial because of how dark it is and now I see dark EVERYWHERE. It seems as though people are getting used to it.

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