There is one thing that can really stifle the creativity of someone's inner interior decorator and that is RENTING. Whether its building restrictions like no painting or the imminent threat of losing your deposit for excessive holes in your walls, renters really seem to have live within the confines of their rented space. Or do they?
Lets think about the obvious, renting usually means this living situation is not permenant so the rationale is why invest in it fully. But the designer of this month was selected because with her personal style and love for antiques managed to create a living space she loves filled with tons of personality while still living within the confines of her lease agreement. Enjoy her unique furnishings as all of her guests do when visiting her home.
The front entrance really sets the tone for the house. A bench and coat rack with a shelf holding glass apothecary jars filled with silver glitter and a nice cabinet with an old stain glass window hanging above.
In the living area, Kristine has an old safe as her coffee table. One that she noted will be with her for life and weighs a ton.
An old iron press, that still works, acts as a TV stand.
She adorns her windows with old shutters to add warmth and draw your eye to the natural light.
Her bedroom has a four poster bed, a mantle she installed holding a collection of candle sticks, a nightside table with antique alarm clocks and a cozy reading corner.
Her kitchen, like for most renters, is the hardest to work around. You usually have to just settle for what you have. Kristine really worked with her kitchen and brought in some really fun eye catchers like a 1950's style table and fun knick knacks.
Other unique finds in Kristine's apartment....
An old ceiling tile
And finally the outdoor refuge- A screened in living area with comfy outdoor furniture with throw pillows and colorful hanging plants.