When we first moved, we rented a beautiful house with a unique situation. We were staging/house sitting a house we could never usually afford - while it was on the market. We ended up being there for about a year and a half. So even though it felt fairly temporary, it turned out to be a wonderful length of time to rent!
It is absolutely beautiful on the exterior - smack dab in the middle of the wheat fields, under a beautiful grove of cottonwood trees. The interior is spacious too. The bonus is that any improvements I did (like painting) could have been reimbursed by the owners. And although we rented, I couldn't stop my DIY-self from thinking up design/staging ideas for them!
The Entry way is large and - like the rest of the living areas - has cathedral ceilings. This is the wall that greats you, with the living room to the left and the kitchen/great room to the front/right.
Both the Living and Dining Rooms - I would like to re-paint to something more neutral than the current pink. And I have an affordable idea to update the window treatments too - possibly (drop cloths!).
|Our ever-changing bookshelves.|
Love the open flow of the kitchen and the big island. I'd love to give the kitchen a real tile back splash and some new window treatments. I'm dreaming of them right now...
picture wall worked nicely.
I worked with the blue built-in desktops and light blue walls with a country/cowgirl theme. It works well with our rural location. I used blue ticking, a toile pattern (my favorite!), gingham and a little burlap. I loved making the rodeo-type pennant banner with the curtains, and sewing the burlap monogrammed pillows on their beds. See more pictures here.