Joanna Thornhill

I guarantee that Joanna will be the face of Generation Rent when everyone reads her book
— Barbara Chandler, London Evening Standard

My first book, Home for Now: Making your Rented Space or First Home Beautiful, was published in April 2014 by Cico Books. Offering both inspirational and practical solutions to the ever-growing number of people struggling to get on, or move up, the property ladder, it shows that not being in your “forever” home needn’t be a barrier to transforming your house into a home: all that’s needed is a little creative thinking, outside of the box.

Featuring 15 stunning homes, most of which are rented or first-time-owned themselves, the book is broken down by area: Living Spaces, Kitchens, Dining, Bedrooms, Bathrooms, Creative Workspaces and Plants, Outdoor Living, and is packed with styling, craft and DIY tips to inspire both renters and renovators to try out the ideas themselves. Full step-by-step projects feature at the end of each chapter, specifically chosen with inexperienced DIY’ers in mind, whilst renters’ needs are more than taken into account, with landlord-friendly adaptations of many of its DIY and styling ideas.

Home for Now is being sold worldwide, initially in its English-language edition, with foreign-language editions to follow throughout the year. To purchase online from Amazon or other equivalent booksellers, please click on your relevant country using the links below (live links where available - more coming soon):

Europe: United Kingdom, DenmarkFinlandFrance, GermanyItaly, Ireland, Norway, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, The Netherlands

North America: USA, Canada

Asia: IsraelJapan, South Korea, ThailandUnited Arab Emirates

Australasia: Australia, New Zealand

Buy a signed copy: I am now able to offer signed copies of Home for Now directly, at no additional cost - for UK customers, please visit my shop page to make a purchase online. If you are outside the UK and would like to purchase a signed copy, please email me for a shipping quote.

PRESS AND REVIEWS

A selection of coverage on Home for Now – if you have been kind enough to feature Home for Now in your publication, or on your website or blog, please do email to let me know and I will add you to the gallery below. If you are a member of the press or a blogger looking for further information, please email publicity@cicobooks.co.uk 

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Homes & Gardens June 2014

Homes & Gardens June 2014

Good Homes magazine, May 2014

Good Homes magazine, May 2014

Your Home magazine, May 2014

Your Home magazine, May 2014

Elle Decoration UK, May 2014

Elle Decoration UK, May 2014

MoveTo London, 30th April 2014

MoveTo London, 30th April 2014

VIP magazine, April 2014

VIP magazine, April 2014

Heart Home, April 2014

Heart Home, April 2014

The Wharf magazine, April 24th 2014

The Wharf magazine, April 24th 2014

Your Home magazine, April 2014

Your Home magazine, April 2014

Living North magazine, April 2014

Living North magazine, April 2014

Grazia magazine, 24th March 2014

Grazia magazine, 24th March 2014

Image Interiors & Living magazine, March 2014

Image Interiors & Living magazine, March 2014

Homes & Property/London Evening Standard, 5th March 2014

Homes & Property/London Evening Standard, 5th March 2014

Sainsbury's Magazine, March 2014

Sainsbury's Magazine, March 2014

Plus a few other great mentions on the Web (most recent first):

INTERVIEWS

Your Home is Lovely : UGalleryAO at HomeE17 Art Trail : Secret Sales blog, The Secret : Daily Decorum : Amara : Homestyle PR : Brabantia : Nothin' But the Rent

RELATED ARTICLES

Red Online (how to decorate a rented home) : Houzz UK (see my ideabooks for an (ever-growing) range of articles on decorating a rented home, inspired by Home for Now) : Etsy UK blog (my five ideas for decorating a rental using Etsy products) : My Friend's House (reader bedroom redesign) : Rise Art (advice on how to use art within a home) : Rentonomy (my top ten tips for decorating a London rental) : 

REVIEWS

Yasmin Chopin Interior Design (blog) : Rona Wheeldon, FloweronaQuill London : Igor Josevic, Happy Interior Blog : Saija Starr, Cosy Home blog : Katy Lemon, Love Lemon : Anna Alicia : Carole King, Dear Designer : Maria, Diagnoosi Sisustusmania : Salvo News : Rockett St George : Monika, Secret Garden Home : Kate Baxter, Fabric of my Life : Kimberley Hughes, Swoon Worthy (and book contributor) - here and here : Emily, Makelight : Mary-Ellen Paul, HOP Interiors: Caroline Rowland, Patchwork Harmony : Stacey Sheppard, The Design Sheppard : Harriet de Winton, Fix Up Look Chic : Ninette Bahne, Teatime at Aunt Ninette's : Rachel Christie, Chalky Paint : Kate Watson-Smythe, Mad About the House : Anni, Nothin' But the Rent