'Our rented two-bed now feels like a home'

Posted: 1st Dec 2017

With her creative flair and eye for detail, Jade Maria has used quirky accessories, vibrant colours and paint effects to personalise her space

A bit about me

I’m Jade Maria, 26, and I live here with my partner Steph, 27, and our Persian cat Freda.

Where I live

I rent a two-bedroom semi-detached house which was once part of a hospital in Hitchin, Hertfordshire. It was built in 1856 and I started renting it in November 2016.

What I wanted to change

As an interior designer, I was keen to put my own stamp on the space even though it’s a rental. I wanted to introduce colour as the existing décor was very neutral.

How I made it my own

I have filled the house with interesting pieces that I’ve collected over the years. Colour has been used in each room.

My favourite part

I love spending time in the living area as it’s full of my eclectic collection of art and furnishings and the colours give it a strong sense of identity within the house.

You can find out more about how Jade personalised her space by purchasing our October 2017 issue, available as a digital download for only £0.99 here.

Feature by Cassie Pryce / photos by Simon Whitmore