After decades of bland minimalism, people are decorating their dwellings to the max. Is it a response to our disturbed durations or individual expressionism?
Outside, Tania James’s home seems fairly average, a flat in a Victorian conversion on a north London street rowed with trees and rapidity protrusions. Inside, it’s a rioting of colour.
Neon pink, yellowish and orange zap across the walls, while dozens of 60 s and 70 s tea trays line the stairs, each a different motif. In the front room are green and pink sofas with leopard-print cushions. A pink plastic light-up pigeon and a plaything plastic pony sit on a shelf alongside a big yellow-bellied plastic chick she found in a benevolence shop.” I was like, oh my God, PS4- that’ll go with the monkey !” she says. On another shelf sits her brightly emblazoned glass-bottle collect, which she has been adding to for the past 20 times-” it’s a one-in, one-out programme now “. There is a fireplace covered highlighter yellow-bellied, pink and purple, with a baby-sized blue-blooded plastic allow standing to attention in the grate. In the bay window, a jungle of mansion bushes spreads its fronds.” I don’t want to say I’m attached to material ,” says James.” I’m not materialistic- but it’s important to me to have how I feel inside, out .”
She is felt that the home she shares with their own families is “Marmite”- person formerly informed her:” It’s like 10 beakers of coffee with a migraine .” But she cherishes it.” I drive from residence and I literally need it ,” she says. And while it may sound tumultuous, on a sunny Monday morning it feels astonishingly serene.
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