Sarah, Mike and Eve have been renting in this theatrical home for the past year and a half, after Sarah stumbled across the property online. Despite the bad quality photos on the real estate agent’s website, she had a hunch it would be a winner, and describes how she ‘turned up to peek through the windows, and immediately fell in love.’ When it comes to real estate, it pays to follow your instinct!
The home is described by its residents as ‘ridiculous’ – filled with columns and archways, and a theatrical grandeur. Sarah and Eve have lived together for the past six years in a variety of unusual homes, but this one offers a new level of idiosyncratic charm. Sarah explains the feeling that ‘we had the decorating approach to match its quirkiness.’
The interiors are a delightful and unexpectedly successful mash-up of the trio’s diverse aesthetics: Eve’s 60s tiki vibes, Sarah’s Viennese Wunderkammer inspo, and Mike’s aspirations for a Danish cabin in the woods. On paper this REALLY shouldn’t work, but somehow there’s a sense of harmony here!
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Sarah explains ‘because we’ve all worked on the film and theatre sets, we have a good knack for collaborating to make a space feel pulled together, and we’re all always on the lookout for a bargain.’ This pick-and-mix approach to furnishing and decorating means the house is filled with unusual treasures. Sarah draws attention to pieces that were ‘used for a film set in 1700s Versailles’ including an antique letter writing cabinet and powder-blue binoculars!
Sarah describes how the home’s quirky grandeur allows the share-house residents to ‘furnish it with really unusual pieces, and the relationship between the space and furnishings is a two-way exchange.’ This cheerful and eclectic home has personality in spades – and provides a perfect setting for these creative professionals to feel truly at home.