Moody Colors and Antique Finds Make This Charming Home a Victorian Dream

Dacy Knight

When it comes to interior design, it can be easy to gravitate toward bright white spaces, but it's much more of a challenge to style a darker, more colorful space to make a striking impression. Bianca Sotelo, prop and interior stylist and the woman behind A Fabulous Challenge, pulled it off when transforming her gorgeous Bay Area rental. The 750-foot, one-bedroom, one-bath Victorian is a study in making the most with limited light, and it proves that a moody palette can bring stunning charm.

Sotelo describes her style as a mix of layered curiosities and moody colors. She has a knack for scoring vintage finds, and these treasures are right at home in the old Victorian. "I love high-contrast, black-and-white, and French interiors," she confesses. "While I love a million things, my dream would be to have a home that looks like those French estates that have been locked up for centuries." Her Bay Area home gets pretty close, but it has a few more modern sensibilities. From curated gallery walls to stacks of ancient books and an eclectic mix of different eras that brings a fresh direction to the home, this rental's charm is all about the details. Head below to tour Bianca Sotelo's gorgeous, antique-filled Bay Area Victorian.

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