It’s taken a while but I finally realised this week exactly why I spend a little more time, effort and pennies that your average landlord on my rentals – I’m living vicariously through them as my own house is such a wreck! Each time I pick a delicious wallcovering or crystal chandelier I suspend my reality of plaster falling off walls and bare bulbs, kidding myself I’m the one who’s going to live with all these delights, they’re for me Me ME 🙂
It’s not the same with many other landlords, my tenants tell me. Tales of damp bathrooms left to rot, furniture falling apart and decorating disasters like this one a friend emailed over the other week. It’s an image of their apartment when they first rented it (and subsequently re-painted). Look carefully near the bed and you’ll see where the skirting had been painted red then white, but the landlord didn’t bother to move the bed out, simply painted round it!! Absolute classic.
So…..which type of landlord or landlady are you?!
With that red skirting in mind, I’ll carry on lusting over the wallpaper book which landed on my doormat this week and ticked all my style boxes: textured, organic, glamorous, sexy, tactile, natural, I died and went to decorating heaven for a few moments. It’ll be a lucky tenant who gets one of these beauties on their living room wall!
Brian Yates Omexco Orion range www.brian-yates.co.uk