Perhaps because I live in a rather small rental, I was particularly intrigued by this West London drawing room, whose designer is unknown. The space is compact yet the scale of the pieces is anything but. A large portrait, substantial Asian porcelain pieces, and massive gilt candle sconces, all vie for attention. However, the result somehow feels balanced and proportioned. The blues throughout the room make the space feel thoughtful and designed rather than haphazard. For all of those who struggle with how to make a rental great, this space inspires: notice the plain wall color and simple window treatments, the former often off-limits to renters and the latter hard to invest in for a temporary stay. Great pieces and a sense of balance complete this room without the need for additional elements.
Image from Interiors by Min Hogg.