In a 1-bedroom flat in London, we caught up with Steph from @ohsorented for the latest in our ‘Time Spent With’ series.
Please can you tell us a bit about yourself and your Instagram account.
My name is Steph and I rent a 1-bedroom flat in London. I started sharing photos of my flat after I moved in about a year ago as I felt there weren't many home IG accounts that focused on "renter-friendly" decor.
How would you describe your interiors style?
I am always drawn to pink and green as key colours to decorate a space with, followed by an array of pastels to complement and add vibrancy without being too overbearing. I aim for my aesthetic to be cosy but still refreshing, using soft furnishings in light colours, and adding plants and greenery where possible.
Where do you find inspiration for your home interiors?
I love Wes Anderson films and the dream-like style captured. I try to replicate this kind of mood in my interiors. I don't want the safe and mundane look, I want my home to be memorable and fun, with every detail playing a part in the overall character - like my sage green kitchen appliances and pastel pink vegetable peeler.
What interior trends are you loving right now?
I am obsessed with those tiled side tables. I believe you can buy them online, but I would love to try to create one myself using pastel pink or sage green tiles - I can imagine myself using it as a cute coffee making station.
Which is your favourite Newgate World product?
I love the Covent Garden Pink Alarm Clock! It's such a pretty colour and looks so cute on my bedside table. The silent ticking is also super handy for light-sleepers like me...
What would you consider as your biggest interior mistake?
I often buy real plants because I think they'll look pretty with my interior style. However, I am really not that great at looking after plants and they tend to not last long. Better to stick to the faux kind!
What is your proudest achievement to date?
I am really proud of the radiator cover I customised. I think it brings me so much joy because it transformed the space so much by hiding the ugly radiator. Secondly, it gives me a platform to display so many pretty accessories. And thirdly, I customised it myself with the cane webbing – so it makes me happy that it's unique and nobody else has the same one.
Are there any other Instagram accounts or bloggers that you’re inspired by?
These are my go-to accounts when I need a little interior inspiration:
What is the ONE piece of interiors advice you would give to others?
I think it's important to focus on where you're living in the present and not too much about 'waiting until you're a homeowner'. The home is for expressing yourself and creating a space that makes you feel at ease. Plus, there is something so satisfying about bringing your Pinterest board to life.
For more inspiration on how to make a stylish rented space, follow Steph on Instagram, @ohsorented .