Reminiscing on how my decor obsession began …..
I was quite the rebel when I was younger and left home before I did my GCSE’s at 16 and when I was 17, I rented my own council flat. I have mentioned before my love for the programme ‘Changing Rooms’ so I couldn’t wait to transform my new flat with my twenty pence budget.
I was studying A-Level Art at the time. I loved art and really loved learning about all the quirky characters that artist stereotypically are. I was inspired to make my home the best ‘Changing Room’ flat ever.
This is when I decided that I would replicate ‘Composition C, 1935 by Piet Mondrian’ on the entire length of my hallway wall, let’s say approximately 4 meters in width. I painted the walls white, the woodwork black then bought bright red cheap commercial cord carpet. Then 12 rolls of masking tape later I completed my masterpiece. I wish I had printed the pictures from my disposable camera to prove it. Two weeks later I moved to London and I can only say sorry to whoever inherited my little council flat.