This Memphis Rental’s Got Bold Black and White Patterns and an Outstanding Outdoor Area

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living room with 4 large built in bookcases and blue sofa

Name: Frances Berry Moreno and husband
Location: Midtown Memphis, Tennessee
Type of home: Apartment
Size: 985 square feet
Years lived in: 2 years 3 months, renting

Tell us a little (or a lot) about your home and the people who live there: I am an artist and my husband is a commercial diver. We have a 4-year-old pup named Homer and we foster puppies year-round.

The patio and kitchen were designed by Carmeon Hamilton for her show "Reno My Rental."

Our primary color palette is with bold black and white… style influenced by my grandmother’s mod taste. Most of the art on the walls is mine. Scattered throughout the house is a number of collections including dozens of ceramic hands and rocks and other “treasures” my husband brings back from the bottom of whatever body of water he dives in.

Describe your home’s style in 5 words or less: Bright, eclectic, unpretentious, unexpected, playful

What is your favorite room and why? Living room… it has all of my books

The patio and kitchen were designed by Carmeon Hamilton for her show "Reno My Rental."

What’s the last thing you bought (or found!) for your home? Blue velvet tufted sofa

Any advice for creating a home you love? Don’t worry about what other people do or have… your home is for you, not other people

This submission’s responses and photos were edited for length/size and clarity.

Correction: An earlier version of this post accidentally left out several photo captions that mentioned a very important credit to Carmeon Hamilton, who designed the patio and kitchen for her show “Reno My Rental.”