Joanna Thornhill

Photograph provided by Joanna Thornhill

Photograph provided by Joanna Thornhill

Our guest today, Joanna Thornhill, has spent many years in the interiors industry, multitasking like crazy.  She stages photo shoots, sources props for styling and does project management and social media planning for all kinds of brands who need her particular eye for design.  And she also fits in private clients looking for help decorating their homes.  Her book, "Home For Now: Making Your Rented Space or First Home Beautiful," caught our attention because we haven't talked that much on this podcast specifically about finding your style when you're renting or when you're cash strapped after buying your first home.  There is a lot of information out there on how to save money, but what Joanna does is connect the dots between how to decorate on a budget and why going to the trouble of doing so is worth it in a temporary space.  This interview will inspire all of us to stop worrying about making great big decisions that are supposed to last for decades, and allow ourselves to decorate with less constraint. We start by talking about renting in the US vs. the UK.

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Home for Now excerpts: 

Image taken from Home for Now by Joanna Thornhill (CICO Books) - Clipper Tea Hallway - Home of Ninette Bahne

Image taken from Home for Now by Joanna Thornhill (CICO Books) - Clipper Tea Hallway - Home of Ninette Bahne

Image taken from Home for Now by Joanna Thornhill (CICO Books) - Living Room - Home of Anna Alicia

Image taken from Home for Now by Joanna Thornhill (CICO Books) - Living Room - Home of Anna Alicia

Image taken from Home for Now by Joanna Thornhill (CICO Books) - Living Room - Home of Hannah Ricci

Image taken from Home for Now by Joanna Thornhill (CICO Books) - Living Room - Home of Hannah Ricci

Image taken from Home for Now by Joanna Thornhill (CICO Books) - Living Room - Home of Karin Lindroos

Image taken from Home for Now by Joanna Thornhill (CICO Books) - Living Room - Home of Karin Lindroos

Image taken from Home for Now by Joanna Thornhill (CICO Books) - Living Room - Home of Saija Starr

Image taken from Home for Now by Joanna Thornhill (CICO Books) - Living Room - Home of Saija Starr

Image taken from Home for Now by Joanna Thornhill (CICO Books) - Postcard Wall

Image taken from Home for Now by Joanna Thornhill (CICO Books) - Postcard Wall

Styling Campaigns:

HomeSense campaign styled by Joanna Thornhill

HomeSense campaign styled by Joanna Thornhill

HomeSense campaign styled by Joanna Thornhill

HomeSense campaign styled by Joanna Thornhill

HomeSense campaign styled by Joanna Thornhill

HomeSense campaign styled by Joanna Thornhill

Country Homes & Interiors Magazine campaign style by Joanna Thornhill

Country Homes & Interiors Magazine campaign style by Joanna Thornhill

Artwork by artist Sarah Hamilton, styling by Joanna Thornhill, Photography by Yeshen Venema  

Artwork by artist Sarah Hamilton, styling by Joanna Thornhill, Photography by Yeshen Venema  

Reason Season Time campaign styled by Joanna Thornhill

Reason Season Time campaign styled by Joanna Thornhill

House Beautiful Magazine campaign styled by Joanna Thornhill

House Beautiful Magazine campaign styled by Joanna Thornhill

Tour Joanna's Home:

Photography provided by Joanna Thornhill - Bedroom showing ombre feature wall and vintage customised bedside cabinets

Photography provided by Joanna Thornhill - Bedroom showing ombre feature wall and vintage customised bedside cabinets

Photography provided by Joanna Thornhill 

Photography provided by Joanna Thornhill 

Photography provided by Joanna Thornhill - Dining room with my 1960’s eBay table and chairs, IKEA rug and 3D artwork above the fireplace found on the street.

Photography provided by Joanna Thornhill - Dining room with my 1960’s eBay table and chairs, IKEA rug and 3D artwork above the fireplace found on the street.

Photography provided by Joanna Thornhill - Entrance to my home showing the copper tape in place of a traditional dado rail (my house is an 1890’s Victorian terrace in Walthamstow, north-east London). The high shelf is an old scaffold board where I’ve showcased loads of old Victorian bottles and jars that the builders found under the floorboards! 

Photography provided by Joanna Thornhill - Entrance to my home showing the copper tape in place of a traditional dado rail (my house is an 1890’s Victorian terrace in Walthamstow, north-east London). The high shelf is an old scaffold board where I’ve showcased loads of old Victorian bottles and jars that the builders found under the floorboards! 

Photography provided by Joanna Thornhill - Framed newspaper scraps also found under the floorboards during renovations.

Photography provided by Joanna Thornhill - Framed newspaper scraps also found under the floorboards during renovations.

Photography provided by Joanna Thornhill

Photography provided by Joanna Thornhill

Photography provided by Joanna Thornhill - New kitchen extension integrates into the period style of the house by bringing in warmth with old scaffold boards as shelving, a copper hanging rail and vintage styling as well as leaving some of the old brick and beams exposed

Photography provided by Joanna Thornhill - New kitchen extension integrates into the period style of the house by bringing in warmth with old scaffold boards as shelving, a copper hanging rail and vintage styling as well as leaving some of the old brick and beams exposed

Photography provided by Joanna Thornhill 

Photography provided by Joanna Thornhill 

Photography provided by Joanna Thornhill - Landing showing a selection of artwork plus the original Victorian wallpaper our builders uncovered and we preserved, using our wall paint to fill in the plaster gaps and keeping it on just one wall as a feature. 

Photography provided by Joanna Thornhill - Landing showing a selection of artwork plus the original Victorian wallpaper our builders uncovered and we preserved, using our wall paint to fill in the plaster gaps and keeping it on just one wall as a feature. 

Photography provided by Joanna Thornhill

Photography provided by Joanna Thornhill

Photography provided by Joanna Thornhill - Obligatory shot of naughty rescue dog Stan Lee, who you can hear barking in the background during recording  :)

Photography provided by Joanna Thornhill - Obligatory shot of naughty rescue dog Stan Lee, who you can hear barking in the background during recording  :)

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