TV designer gives letting agency’s student houses a funky new look

Sugarhouse Properties, which lets houses to students in Leeds, has joined forces with Amy Wilson to give the homes a makeover.

Student letting agecy Sugarhouse Properties has teamed up with an Interior Design Masters TV contestant to revamp rental homes in Leeds.

Sugarhouse has commissioned Amy Wilson (pictured), a former Leeds University student, to create a number of ‘mood boards’ as templates for redesign of shared houses.

The boards have been given names and themes such as ‘The Power of Plants’, ‘Wanderlust’ and ‘The Future of Disco’. Landlords are able to pick the scheme that they like prior to work starting.

Contractors and materials are organised by Sugarhouse, as well as sourcing furniture, artwork and furnishings to complete the look.

Richard Napier (pictured), director of Sugarhouse Properties, says: “Students now, quite rightly, want well thought-out properties and eye-catching design, something which the purpose-built accommodation market caters for. But they also want the experience of living in a shared property with their friends.

“Through working with Amy we have been able to create design templates and mood boards that mean we can match (and hopefully beat) the standards set by the luxury high rise blocks, but in shared houses.

“They’re bright and fun and we think our tenants will love them.”

Great fun

Work has already begun on a number of houses which Sugarhouse hope to be ready for the start of the new academic year.

Whilst working on the project Amy updated her Instagram followers: “It’s been great fun working with Sugarhouse, and seeing someone really think about the design elements of student accommodation.

It certainly wasn’t like this when I was a student!”

“It certainly wasn’t like this when I was a student! I’ve tried to create design schemes that will help inspire landlords into action, and help provide students with an ‘Instagrammable’ home to be proud of.”

More of Amy’s work can be seen here

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