Living in a housing association apartment has the benefit of security of tenure and allowance for decoration. Being secured tenants has allowed us to be far more expressive with our decoration and furnishings, while imposing obvious limits on scope and budget. From initial sketches from when we first moved in, each room has been through a number of design iterations upon moving in and continues to evolve in response to our changing lives.
We reject plain IKEA! Each room features a range of carefully made furniture and interventions made from found, second-hand or low-cost but robust materials that have each been used to give greater than the sum of the parts.