Mid-Century Melbourne Rental.
A big dilemma for those who live on rent is to decide if a space that is not entirely theirs deserves investments in decoration and renovation. Quick answer: it deserves. Even if your contract isn't that long, you can change a few things to really feel at home. After all, this is your place, even if temporarily.
Decorators Holly Thompson and Stephanie Lane have had the bad experience of having to quickly move out of a rented house, and yet they make sure the investment is worth it. Often, the place you are seeing as temporary is a jewel to be cut, and without spending much you can transform it into a real home.
As Holly has a 5 yo daughter, and Stephanie, a 6 yo girl too, they needed a four-bedroom home, but life has put this impeccably styled mid-century Melbourne rental in their way. Owners of "Good space unique furniture + objects," which sells predominantly mid-century furniture pieces, they understood the '60s property's significance, as well as its potential.
With a good division of space and appreciation of what was already there, they created a comfortable suburban house unlike any other. Blending the duo's neutral and colorful preferences, each room has its own personality, built on a small budget and with lots of thrifted furniture.
“Renting and budget restrictions don’t mean that you can’t make your space your own,” says Steph to The Design Files.
The living room shows the diversity they have achieved with reuse, a leather sofa that seems to have lived for a long time shares the space with modernist tables and a blue rug from their store. To the side, a Wassily chair stands beside the fireplace, on the carpet that was part of the house before the family arrived.
You may have to return the house someday, but with the right furniture you can always start over.
Furniture that brings the old and the new together.