'When we arrived to view it, I was horrified!'

Posted: 19th Jun 2017

Unable to redecorate her rented property, Anna Lysik was very limited when it came to personalising the place – but that didn’t deter her

A bit about me

I’m Anna Lysik, and I live with my boyfriend, Andras, and two cats Maru and Mia.

Where I live

My home is a two-bed apartment on the edge of the beautiful Castlefield area in Manchester. I moved in three years ago.

What I wanted to change

We rent the property from an agency which means we aren’t able to make any changes whatsoever – not even a lick of paint or a nail in the wall, so I just wanted to make the place as homely as possible with some quick, temporary fixes.

How I made it my own

I’ve accessorised with items I’ve made myself to give the place a little personality.

My favourite part

It has to be the office area in my bedroom, as I made the desk from scratch!

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Feature by Abbi Henderson / photos by Katie Lee