Summer Home Tour

Today I’m taking you on a summer tour of my home. I live in a rented three-bed terrace in Mortlake, South West London. I design interiors in an eclectic mix of styles, but have focused on a combination of global, mid-century and industrial design features in this 90s-built house.

The Dining Area

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The dining area is at one end of a long living room, which is also my husband’s office. Because the room serves so many functions, I keep the styling simple. The most recent updates here are the addition of two replica wishbone chairs and an understated modern bench, after playing with seating options for some time.

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This space isn’t finished – it needs a mirror on that wall above. Moroccan lanterns hung above the table help define the eating area, and are filled with battery-operated fairy lights to give a bit of renter-friendly ambience at night.

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I don’t like storing extra seasonal decor where I don’t need to (ie. when it’s not Christmas). Instead, I opt for fresh flowers. Peonies are my favourites.

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The living area is a work in progress, but I’ll share a pic of that gorgeous Chesterfield roll arm any day of the week.

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The correct adjective for my newest lighting addition is Dope AF. The base is an antique copper fire hose nozzle.

Copper lampbase made from vintage fire hose

The Kitchen

Finally, here’s a little peek at the kitchen. If this wasn’t a rental, I’d replace the tile splashback. As that’s not an option, I distract from it by styling the counters with pretty serving accessories, and more fresh flowers.

Neutral Rental Kitchen - Summer 17 Eclectic Home Tour
Neutral Rental Kitchen - Summer 17 Eclectic Home Tour
Neutral Rental Kitchen - Summer 17 Eclectic Home Tour

The Kids’ Bedrooms

The kids’ bedrooms are both on the middle floor. I posted recently about both my son’s room and my daughter’s room, so I won’t include more photos here. If you do want to read more about them, click the images below.

Boys bedroom after with roman blinds in grey linen ticking stripe from Blinds 2Go
Global boho kids room makeover - desk + ottoman storage bed

The Master Bedroom

The summer home tour finishes at the top of the house, with the master bedroom. This space had a makeover back in November, when I added a workspace for myself. It transformed the room.

Neutral Midcentury Master Bedroom with Office Area

The desk chair – an ergonomic Hermann Miller bought on eBay – is a recent addition.

This gorgeous African lady was a recent charity shop find. She sits next to my inbox and my makeup tray. The rose is from the garden.

Desk styling with vanity tray and African wooden head
Vanity styling with make up on brass tray
Summer Eclectic Home Tour - midcentury bedside table

I went for minimal styling at the other end of the desk too. And added more flowers.

Cane Boho Chair: Summer 17 Eclectic Home Tour
Wicker chair in neutral bedroom: Summer 17 Eclectic Home Tour
Fresh flowers on dresser: Summer 17 Eclectic Home Tour
Dresser styling with abstract art - Summer 17 Eclectic Home Tour
Live edge desk & workspace: Summer 17 Eclectic Home Tour
Live edge desk with concrete lamp: Summer 17 Eclectic Home Tour
Neutral master bedroom: Summer 17 Eclectic Home Tour

See More Summer Home Tours

My home tour today was part of the 2017 Summer Eclectic Home Tour series, hosted by Jess at Domicile 37. Follow the links below to see tours of all the gorgeous interiors in the series.

Summer 2017 Eclectic Home Tour | Eclectic Interiors | Eclectic Homes | Boho decor | Vintage Eclectic decor | Bold Geometric decor | Maximalist style| Vibrant decor

Domicile 37 | Whimsical Blue Living
The Striped House | Bright Green Door
Cassie Bustamante | Jest Cafe
The Rath Project | Emmerson & Fifteenth
Natasha Outside and In | Up To Date Interiors
Designing Vibes | PMQ for Two
Jessica Brigham | This is Our Bliss
CAD Interiors | French & French Interiors
Maker of Home



  1. June 6, 2017 / 1:21 pm

    lizzie, i have really enjoyed watching your home take shape the last year or so- your style blows me away! and that lamp IS dope. seriously fab.

    • June 9, 2017 / 10:53 am

      Thank you so much Cassie! Your home is so gorgeous – it really means a lot.

  2. June 6, 2017 / 2:34 pm

    There are so many things that I am captivated by in your home: the brush stroke lampshade, your blue couch, the lush green views from the windows, your perfectly styled bedroom! Wow! Everything so beautiful and I’m happy that the home tour has lead me to your blog-I’m looking forward to checking in often for inspiration.

    • June 9, 2017 / 10:54 am

      I’m so happy it led me to you too! Thanks so much Diane πŸ™‚

  3. June 6, 2017 / 3:19 pm

    Your home is beautifully decorated!

    • June 9, 2017 / 10:55 am

      Thank you Jamala!

  4. June 6, 2017 / 4:24 pm

    Your home and photos are perfect in every way. This is really a cute place! love your style!

    • June 9, 2017 / 10:55 am

      Thanks lovely lady – you know I love yours too!

  5. June 6, 2017 / 6:10 pm

    O.M.FREAK! I love it all. Your are like the best hidden secret…where have you been? I love your clean approach to styling, it is truly inspiring!!!! I love all the little touches…I see some boho, moroccan, practical eclectic, MCM, vintage…I see it all and it is SOOOOO good!

    • June 9, 2017 / 10:56 am

      Haha thanks Jessica! Yes, I basically like ALL the things. πŸ˜‰

  6. June 6, 2017 / 9:46 pm

    Wow! You’ve got mad decorating and photography skills! Every photo, arrangement and interior composition is gorgeous! Your home is bright and cheery, love it!

    • June 9, 2017 / 10:57 am

      That means so much coming from someone with such a gorgeous home! Thanks Karrie!

  7. June 6, 2017 / 10:52 pm

    Your home and style appeal to me on so many different levels….your use of art, your color palette, texture- basically i am obsessed. So glad I found your blog!

    Much Love,

    • June 9, 2017 / 11:04 am

      Thanks Erica, right back at you! So glad to “meet” you and discover your amazing style and blog too πŸ™‚

    • June 9, 2017 / 11:07 am

      Also, I’ve tried a couple of times to comment on your gorgeous home tour but I kept getting error messages saying I had an invalid security token, whatever that means (tech is not my strong point). Anyway, your home is thoroughly gorgeous – I love all the layers of texture and the indigo on repeat – it’s dreamy. And yeah, totally jealous of your back yard!!

  8. June 6, 2017 / 11:58 pm

    I love those lights above your table! Gorgeous! And the rolled arm of your couch is the best! Your home is so nice and bright, I loved your tour!

    • June 9, 2017 / 4:05 pm

      Thanks so much Sandy, I loved yours too!

  9. June 7, 2017 / 1:56 am

    One word: OBSESSED. I’m truly inspired by your vibrant, lively and serene home. Totally smitten with every vignette, minimal or more. I adore all of your bedrooms and I’m just dyyyin’ to see this living room refresh – that blue velvet couch gives me the all the feels. ???

    • June 9, 2017 / 4:07 pm

      Thank you so much lovely – I freaking adore your home too!

  10. June 7, 2017 / 3:47 am

    Okay, girl! Where is that DOPE AF lamp from! Seriously, I’m dying to know!!! AND… I can’t believe you rent. This is by far the best interpreted rental I have ever seen! so, so fab, girl! Wow!

    • June 9, 2017 / 4:09 pm

      Thank you SO much – that really means a lot! Found the lamp base in an antiques store – crazy place, literally packed with stuff – I had to climb over stuff and got covered in cobwebs trying to fish it out! The lampshade was from a local store that has closed down now – boo.

  11. June 7, 2017 / 2:51 pm

    Beautiful tour! The styling is great and the bedrooms are fantastic.

    • June 9, 2017 / 4:10 pm

      Thanks so much Carol – I loved yours too!

  12. June 7, 2017 / 3:57 pm

    Beautiful home. The rooms I saw on instagram bellied the house they belong too! Love every bit of it.

    • June 9, 2017 / 4:10 pm

      Thanks so much lovely lady!

  13. Emily
    June 8, 2017 / 1:02 am

    My friend your home is perfect. I seriously love all the details. PERFECTION! I am dying over your firehose lamp….WHAT?! and the vignettes throughout your home are drool worthy. #nailedit

    • June 9, 2017 / 4:11 pm

      Thanks so much friend! It means a lot xo

  14. natasha
    June 8, 2017 / 2:50 am

    Loved your tour! What beautiful, light and bright space!!

    • June 9, 2017 / 4:12 pm

      Thanks Natasha, I really appreciate it! πŸ™‚

  15. June 10, 2017 / 12:46 am

    Your bedroom is just the best. I love it so much and always enjoy seeing the little tweaks.

  16. June 11, 2017 / 9:17 pm

    I totally use summer tours as an excuse to put flowers everywhere too haha! Your home is so stunning — it’s fresh and cool with all sorts of good styling!! Your photography is beautiful and I adore that African lady wall piece. And that LAMP ahhh! so good. Love it all, Lizzie!

    • June 12, 2017 / 7:26 am

      I was so chuffed about finding that African lady πŸ™‚ Thanks so much Rachael!

  17. June 12, 2017 / 10:40 pm

    Wow! If you haven’t said, I would have never guessed that it’s a rented house. It’s filled with style and personality! And I love how honest you were with the flowers. I carry stuff around just for photos but always hope people just won’t notice πŸ™‚

    • June 13, 2017 / 12:04 pm

      Haha I’m glad the honesty was appreciated! Thanks lovely lady x

  18. June 14, 2017 / 7:42 am

    So bright and beautiful. I love the fresh blooms and minimal eclectic decor. It’s really gorgeous and your photography is on point!

    • June 14, 2017 / 12:07 pm

      Thank you so much Kathy! I loved your home tour!

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