"It's like being drunk or on a ship — I think it suits me," says Florence and the Machine's Florence Welch of her London home in a recent Vogue interview. A peek inside the fiery powerhouse's flat in the May issue reveals the space to be a direct extension of her persona: bohemian, ethereal, fierce.
I've always admired a fearless approach to decorating — even if I couldn't live with the look myself on a daily basis. Romantic, whimsical and daring, each room woos its visitors with a grand gesture.
Colourful, bold styling in the living room explores an avian theme, working with complementary colours and original artwork, including a Keith Haring family heirloom.
A gilt sleigh bed in the bedroom covered with a silk brocade coverlet and surrounded by rich tapestries and antiques is straight out of a Gypset dream.
The bathroom — her favourite room in the house — features a wood-panelled tub, glittering mosaic tile and baroque accents.
In honour of Ms. Welch, here are a few other beautiful bohemian spaces I think she'd feel right at home in:
I love the contrast of coral pillows against a sky-blue sofa.
A lively mix of patterns on the sofa and a gallery wall gives this room an ecelctic feel.
Go big or go home! Green damask wallpaper is paired with an array of floral pillows in this bold space.
Gorgeous wood doors with hand-carved filigree lend an exotic edge.
A turquoise bead chandelier and colourful suzani bring this bohemian space to life.
Are you a fan of bohemian style? See more of Florence Welch's home here.
1-4. Vogue May 2013 issue via Coup de Main magazine, photography by Angelo Pennetta
5. Interior Design Sense blog
6. Elle Decor via Dishfunctional Designs blog
7. This is Glamorous blog
8. From Bali With Love blog
9. House & Home Makeovers 2009 special issue, photography by George Whiteside