Ok, deep breath in Medina.
And out… out!! Breathe out woman!
Today is the launch of my new Renters Home Tour series and I’m just so freaking excited (can you tell?)!! It’s been a long time coming, I’ll admit. The idea for this series has been brewing at the back of my mind for what seems like an eternity. And now finally, I get to watch on proudly, as it all comes to life!
WHAT IS THIS RENTED HOME TOUR SERIES ABOUT?
I have always been quite vocal about the fact that I rent. But its only recently, that I’ve begun to talk a little more openly about all the pressures I feel as as a result of that. The embarrassment and shame of not being able to afford my own home. The anxiety of never feeling settled – like at any moment the rug could be pulled out from under my feet. The challenges of decorating within the landlords restrictions and trying to figure out how much of my own investment , was too much?
Can you relate?
Here in the UK, we are just a tad bit obsessed with owning our own homes… ( on reflection, maybe thats where all that perceived pressure comes from). Getting on to the property ladder in this country is everything. Its seen as a sort of right of passage to a higher status in life. And a natural expectation, once you’ve found yourself a decent paying job.
But what do you do if you are struggling to save for an ever increasing deposit and have no choice other than to rent?
You make the most if it, that’s what.
And that’s really what this #howirent series is all about.
A celebration of all the amazing renters out there who have , in spite of all the usual renting constraints, managed to transform their homes into abodes of personality and style.
I really hope you enjoy! CLICK HERE FOR EPISODE 2
[Photography by Kasia Fiszer]
A COLORFUL RENTAL HOME TOUR – INTRODUCING THIS MONTHS GUEST!
Well, I’ve kept you guessing long enough, so without further ado, let me introduce you to this months guest.
Emma is an interiors blogger and freelance writer based in London. She loves all things colourful, ‘and anything with a good pattern’. Her stylish blog and Instagram account are the perfect visual examples of her passion for design, interiors and culture.
Our paths first crossed at the 2017 Amara Interior Blog Awards – which saw Emma pick up not one, but two awards! (Side note: surprisingly we only really met in real life late last year – until that point we had always managed to miss each other at blogging events. Bizarre I know, but that didn’t keep us from chatting away on good old Instagram).
I was so pleased when she agreed to come on board as a guest for this series because I really enjoy Emma’s eye for design. Her home is a gorgeous eclectic mix of bohemian and mid century style. I also love how she has effortlessly managed to inject so much character into it, by simply using colourful accessories and well placed furniture
But enough talking from me. Let me just show you.
Passing the mic now….
>>>>>>THIS POST HAS BEEN MOVED TO OUR NEW #HOWIRENT WEBSITE! CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE FULL HOME TOUR
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