Creative Living: The Year's Most Inspiring Rental Homes

Creative Living: The Year's Most Inspiring Rental Homes

Eleanor Büsing
Dec 29, 2015
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Jenn & Hunter's Historic Landmark Apartment

It's often thought that it's easier to create a stylish home when you own—you can knock down walls, paint, and swap lighting to your heart's (if not your bank account's) content. But it's 100% possible to create a dream home at any stage in life or whatever your priorities. Check out 10 of 2015's inspiring House Tours from renters, from starter studios to long-term family homes.

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Jenn & Hunter's Historic Landmark Apartment (above)

How's this for a glamorous kick-off? Jenn and Hunter rent a home in the historical landmark building Casa Laguna in Los Feliz, Los Angeles. The cohesive Hollywood glam interior, with Spanish, Moroccan, and Parisian influences, is even more impressive considering the couple only moved in six months prior to this House Tour.

(Image credit: Sophie Timothy)

Jess' Colorful Urban Townhouse

Over in Melbourne, Australia, interior stylist Jess and her partner rent a two-bedroom home chock full of beautiful vignettes and eclectic style.

(Image credit: Nasozi Kakembo)

Natasha's Well-Traveled Brooklyn Studio Apartment

Despite its small footprint, the Brooklyn home of professor and human rights lawyer Natasha ably accommodates a fascinating mix of global influences, colors, and styles.

(Image credit: Esteban Cortez)

Annie's Harmonious Oakland Studio

Annie's bright home—another studio, this time in Oakland—hits the vintage-modern sweet spot.

(Image credit: David Dines)

Alex & Zack's Inspired Cole Valley Edwardian

Alex and Zack have been in their bright San Francisco one-bedroom home for 4 1/2 years, and during that time they have filled it with curated corners and collected memories.

(Image credit: Anita Jeerage)

Amanda's California-Inspired New York Apartment

The Greenwich Village home Amanda shares with her pup, Auggie, is filled with bright, beachy elements from her beloved California.

(Image credit: Samara Vise)

Caitlin's Carefully Curated Home in Cambridge

Graphic designer Caitlin's first "adult home" was found though word-of-mouth and is filled with treasures she's collected since college.

(Image credit: Esteban Cortez)

Olivia's Elegant Oakland Apartment

This glam and minimal space has been home to photographer Olivia for three years, and it serves as a visual rest from her aesthetically hectic job.

Laura Blythman's Neon Dream Home

Life would be pretty fantastic in this fun space, don't you think? Artist Laura lives with her son in the Melbourne suburbs in a bright, colorful, kid-friendly paradise.

Rachelle's 1729 Yorkshire Farmhouse

This rental has been home to Rochelle, her husband, their three kids, and their four pets for 14 years. A warm, eclectic home filled with history, it proves that rentals don't need to feel, or look, temporary.

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