The Boho-Glam Apartment of Sera Hersham-Loftus

The Boho-Glam Apartment of Sera Hersham-Loftus - photographed by Jake Fitzjones (21)

I’ve featured the talented interior decorator Sera Hersham Loftus (aka Sera of London) on the blog before. Particularly her fabulous lampshade designs. So when I was offered images of her apartment to share with you all, I just jumped at the chance.

The Boho-Glam Apartment of Sera Hersham-Loftus - photographed by Jake Fitzjones (20)

 The words that immediately come to mind are bohemian, glamorous, decadent, exotic, feminine, eclectic, unique, inspiring and utterly beautiful. It’s a home of many layers. Exposed bricks in places and untreated wooden floors are the backdrop to intricate mouldings on other walls, French antiques, beautiful textiles, lush plants, inherited paintings, and of course her own stunning lamps.

The Boho-Glam Apartment of Sera Hersham-Loftus - photographed by Jake Fitzjones (30)

Interestingly Sera has painted all of her ceilings black. She says ‘a dark ceiling grounds the space – with white ceilings, everything gets lost’. And she rarely uses overhead lights, so there are wall lights and lamps everywhere which must make the space even more magical at night.

The Boho-Glam Apartment of Sera Hersham-Loftus - photographed by Jake Fitzjones (17)

Even the kitchen is unique. Sera copied the design of a forties console (left of the range) to make the units and tiled the walls in glossy black. But it’s not too over the top or glamorous for a kitchen because she has then added an antique table and leather and metal chairs for a more industrial touch.

The Boho-Glam Apartment of Sera Hersham-Loftus - photographed by Jake Fitzjones (16)

The bedroom is yet another room of contrasts. The brick fireplace and bare floor boards are softened by African textiles at the window, silk and lace on the bed and all manner of collected items. The result is a warm and romantic boudoir.

The Boho-Glam Apartment of Sera Hersham-Loftus - photographed by Jake Fitzjones (25)

Even the wallpaper behind the bed was sourced in Hong Kong.

The Boho-Glam Apartment of Sera Hersham-Loftus - photographed by Jake Fitzjones (32)

And as you would expect there’s a dressing room filled with antique dresses and accessories.

The Boho-Glam Apartment of Sera Hersham-Loftus - photographed by Jake Fitzjones (27)

And the odd touch of whimsy. Or two, or three…

The Boho-Glam Apartment of Sera Hersham-Loftus - photographed by Jake Fitzjones (31)

And a bathroom full of glitter and lace.

The Boho-Glam Apartment of Sera Hersham-Loftus - photographed by Jake Fitzjones (29)

You can find Sera’s collection of seductive lighting, cushions, furniture and accessories on Sera of London.

Photographs by Jake Fitzjones

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24 Comments

  1. Reply

    Kat

    January 23, 2017

    I don’t even know what to say…stunning…take your breath away Beaty…this woman must be wonderful!

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      deardesigner

      January 23, 2017

      Haha, I agree Kat. 🙂

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    Nell Card

    December 21, 2016

    Do you know where the lampshades in the kitchen and over the dining table are from . They are perfect!

    • Reply

      deardesigner

      December 22, 2016

      I’m afraid I can’t help you Nell. They look ‘designer’ and I’m sure they are very expensive 🙂

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    Lisa

    August 18, 2016

    I love all of it .so warm and gorgeous. I wish I could do ceiling that way.a little afraid ,my new HOUS is so tiny.

    • Reply

      deardesigner

      August 18, 2016

      Do what you love Lisa 🙂

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    ANOUSKA

    May 24, 2016

    That kitchen! <3
    So swoonsome.
    Thanks for the eye candy.

    • Reply

      deardesigner

      May 29, 2016

      You are welcome Anouska

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    geraldine

    May 9, 2016

    Those sage green chairs are divine x

    • Reply

      deardesigner

      May 9, 2016

      They are just your colour Geraldine 🙂

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    Arianna

    April 29, 2016

    wow eclectic to say the least! Love it! xxx

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      deardesigner

      April 29, 2016

      I love it too. xx

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    Jo

    April 28, 2016

    This might be one of the most beautiful apartments I have ever seen. I would move here in a second!

    • Reply

      deardesigner

      April 28, 2016

      Haha, it’s lovely isn’t it. 🙂

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    Rachel @ The Ordinary Lovely

    April 26, 2016

    Wow, wow and wow!! That is stunning. Admittedly, the amount of objets to dust makes me slightly nervous but the rooms look jaw-droppingly good.

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      deardesigner

      April 28, 2016

      A quick flick round with the feather duster now and again Rachel? 🙂

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    Caroline davis

    April 26, 2016

    LOVE that living room so much!!! If only i had ceilings tall enough to do the same!!! Xx

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      deardesigner

      April 28, 2016

      Me too hun. And those windows. And that floor. x

  10. Reply

    KarenAnita

    April 25, 2016

    My jaw actually hit the floor when I saw that first image! How can anyone’s home be THIS gorgeous? *looks around at the toy-littered lounge that I’m sat in and weeps*
    haha

    Karen x

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      deardesigner

      April 28, 2016

      Haha, glad you like it too Karen.

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    Old Fashioned Susie

    April 25, 2016

    Totally swooning over here- I love it. Although would have to employ someone to do all my dusting!

    • Reply

      deardesigner

      April 28, 2016

      I did think that too Susie. 🙂

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    Sarah

    April 25, 2016

    I love the tropical design of the living room. It brings a calm & relaxing atmosphere. Thank you for your inspiring post

    • Reply

      deardesigner

      April 25, 2016

      I love it too Sarah 🙂

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