After decades of bland minimalism, people are embellishing their dwellings to the max. Is it a have responded to our disturbed eras or individual expressionism?
Outside, Tania James’s home examines reasonably average, a flat in a Victorian conversion on a north London street lined with trees and hasten lumps. Inside, it’s a riot of colour.
Neon pink, yellowed and orange zap from all the regions of the walls, while dozens of 60 s and 70 s tea trays thread the stairs, each a different motif. In the living room are green and pink sofas with leopard-print cushions. A pink plastic light-up bird and a doll plastic horse sit on a shelf alongside a big yellowish plastic fowl she found in a charity 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 years-” it’s a one-in, one-out policy now “. There is a fireplace decorated highlighter yellowish, pink and violet, with a baby-sized off-color plastic endure standing to attention in the grate. In the bay window, a jungle of room floras spreads its fronds.” I don’t want to say I’m attached to stuff ,” says James.” I’m not materialistic- but it’s important to me to have how I feel inside, out .”
She is felt that the residence she shares with her family is “Marmite”- person formerly told her:” It’s like 10 goblets of coffee with a migraine .” But she cherishes it.” I make from dwelling and I literally need it ,” she says. And while it may sound tumultuous, on a sunny Monday morning it feels surprisingly serene.
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