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
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.
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.
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.
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.
The correct adjective for my newest lighting addition is Dope AF. The base is an antique copper fire hose nozzle.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I went for minimal styling at the other end of the desk too. And added more flowers.
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.
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.
Thank you so much Cassie! Your home is so gorgeous – it really means a lot.
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.
I’m so happy it led me to you too! Thanks so much Diane 🙂
Your home is beautifully decorated!
Thank you Jamala!
Your home and photos are perfect in every way. This is really a cute place! love your style!
Thanks lovely lady – you know I love yours too!
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!
Haha thanks Jessica! Yes, I basically like ALL the things. 😉
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!
That means so much coming from someone with such a gorgeous home! Thanks Karrie!
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!
Thanks Erica, right back at you! So glad to “meet” you and discover your amazing style and blog too 🙂
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!!
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!
Thanks so much Sandy, I loved yours too!
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. ???
Thank you so much lovely – I freaking adore your home too!
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!
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.
Beautiful tour! The styling is great and the bedrooms are fantastic.
Thanks so much Carol – I loved yours too!
Beautiful home. The rooms I saw on instagram bellied the house they belong too! Love every bit of it.
Thanks so much lovely lady!
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
Thanks so much friend! It means a lot xo
Loved your tour! What beautiful, light and bright space!!
Thanks Natasha, I really appreciate it! 🙂
Your bedroom is just the best. I love it so much and always enjoy seeing the little tweaks.
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!
I was so chuffed about finding that African lady 🙂 Thanks so much Rachael!
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 🙂
Haha I’m glad the honesty was appreciated! Thanks lovely lady x
So bright and beautiful. I love the fresh blooms and minimal eclectic decor. It’s really gorgeous and your photography is on point!
Thank you so much Kathy! I loved your home tour!