After decades of bland minimalism, people are embellishing their homes to the max. Is it a have responded to our troubled ages or individual expressionism?
Outside, Tania James’s home examines moderately average, a flat in a Victorian conversion on a north London street lined with trees and accelerate humps. Inside, it’s a rampage of colour.
Neon pink, yellow and orange zap from all the regions of the walls, while dozens of 60 s and 70 s tea trays front the stairs, each a different blueprint. In the living room are dark-green and pink sofas with leopard-print cushions. A pink plastic light-up pigeon and a plaything plastic horse sit on a shelf alongside a big yellow plastic bird she found in a charity shop.” I was like, oh my God, PS4- that’ll go with the bird !” she says. On another shelf sits her brightly emblazoned glass-bottle collecting, which she has been adding to for the past 20 times-” it’s a one-in, one-out plan now “. There is a fireplace painted highlighter yellowish, pink and violet, with a baby-sized off-color plastic suffer standing to notice in the grate. In the bay window, a jungle of house weeds 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 understands that the home she shares with their own families is “Marmite”- person formerly informed her:” It’s like 10 bowls of coffee with a migraine .” But she adores it.” I wreak from dwelling and I literally need it ,” she says. And while it may sound chaotic, on a sunny Monday morning it feels amazingly serene.
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