After decades of bland minimalism, people are embellishing their dwellings to the max. Is it a have responded to our agitated occasions or individual expressionism?
Outside, Tania James’s home seems reasonably median, a flat in a Victorian changeover on a north London street rowed with trees and accelerate lumps. Inside, it’s a rioting of colour.
Neon pink, amber and orange zap from all the regions of the walls, while dozens of 60 s and 70 s tea trays wrinkle the stairs, each a different blueprint. In the front room are dark-green and pink sofas with leopard-print cushions. A pink plastic light-up bird and a plaything plastic horse sit on a shelf alongside a big yellow-bellied plastic bird she found in a kindnes patronize.” I was like, oh my God, PS4- that’ll go with the bird !” 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 plan now “. There is a fireplace coated highlighter yellow, pink and purple, with a baby-sized blue plastic permit standing to notice in the grate. In the bay window, a jungle of home flowers spreads its fronds.” I don’t want to say I’m is connected to substance ,” 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 their own families is “Marmite”- someone once told her:” It’s like 10 goblets of coffee with a migraine .” But she adoration it.” I drive from home and I literally need it ,” she says. And while it may sound chaotic, on a sunny Monday morning it feels astonishingly serene.
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