#HOWIRENT: Video Home Tour of A Colourful Rental In South West London

Ok, deep breath in Medina.

And out… out!! Breathe out woman!

GAHH!!

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]

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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 Jane Palin!

 

Emma jane palin sitting on a dining bench with her dog george for this colourful rental home tour

Emma and her dog George

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).

Emma sittting at her dining room table and typing on her laptop for this colourful rental home tour

 

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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A colourful rental: Pinterest image

 

 

 

 

If you liked this colourful rental home tour, you might also like these other interior makeovers!

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Comments

  1. Rae

    I love all of the framed prints and the prints mixed in with Washi tape! This home has such personality! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Kimberly Williams

    Is there any way to find out where the fabric cactus can be bought. Love it!

  3. Anonymous

    Love this! Such a great idea. It would be good to get a sense of how much they pay for their rentals as well.

  4. This is absolutely fabulous! I love how fierce Emma’s style is and how much of her personality just shines through in her decor. I can’t wait to see what they do with their new place! And more of these please! Love this series! xx

  5. Irene Caird

    I rather enjoyed this, loved the different little details and the different art work. I’ll be borrowing a few ideas ?

  6. I love so many things in this home I don’t know where to start. The colour on the bedroom wall is actually my favourite combination at the moment pale pink and orange. So many interesting things to look at, love all the prints and nick nacks.