I've been living in a rented apartment for seven years now and that includes all restraints of a rented space - double-checking before painting the walls, reconsidering every nail hammered into the wall, no major changes regarding layout or buying customized furniture. Because it's a home for now. Not forever. And that's exactly where interior stylist and writer Joanna Thornhill has stepped in with her new book - 'Home for Now' published by Cico Books.
With this book, Joanna is filling a gap in the exuberant interiors books market with many interchangeable titles. Her book offers a blend of inspiration and practical advice for renters as well as first-time buyers with limited funds for decoration or renovation. The book guides the reader through five consecutive chapters covering all major rooms of a home-for-now: living spaces, kitchens and dining, bedrooms and bathrooms, creative workspaces and plants and outdoor living. Of course I was totally smitten that houseplants got their own chapter (with outdoor spaces)!
The book offers a plethora of real-life interiors and practical step-by-step projects for anyone - even the DIY-phobic dwellers like myself. What I really liked while going through the book is its great variety in styles and ideas - it showcases that even a home-for-now has the full potential to be a beautiful home. No matter whether you have poor floors or walls, limited daylight influx or a disadvantageous layout - a few tweaks and you'll create a home to be happy and comfy in it. And the book 'Home for Now' is an excellent guide and inspiration source to help you along the way of decorating or renovating your home.
As a home-for-now dweller I love having this book in my shelf - and I am pretty sure I will reread it over again when I feel the need to change my temporary home.
You can buy the book HERE.
Photography by Igor Josifovic