The hairdresser’s apartment is frozen in time after transforming it into a 70s haven
The incredible property was a labor of love for the mother-of-one, who was determined to transform her home into a mid-century inspired masterpiece filled with color
Take a look at this time capsule apartment that takes you back to the 70s and admire its colorful interior.
The one-bedroom apartment in Manchester was designed by hairstylist Becky Morris, 29, who wanted to turn her pillow into a groovy home.
Her love of eclectic color and patterns is clear, as she tried to show off the psychedelic ’70s interior without going overboard.
Becky Morris transformed her tiny one-bed apartment into a mid-century-inspired masterpiece – and shares her inner journey on Instagram at @myretrodecor.
She said: “I am obsessed with color because I love the way it can set the tone and mood of a room. Bright and warm colors make me feel good, that’s why I fill them with it. my house, especially in winter.
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“I’m completely drawn to oranges and yellows, teak woods and bold contrasting patterns and the ’70s were a great time for that, I think that’s why my passion was first born.
“The 1970s were a great time not only for interiors but also for music, fashion, furniture and architecture. I love reading books on these topics and watching documentaries to get to know them better, and that was my starting point.
“I started to collect my ideas on what I wanted and also what I could do with the space I have here at home.
“I’m always looking for inspiration. A recent documentary I watched was ‘Eames: The Architect and the Painter’ which I highly recommend to anyone interested in mid-century design. already sparked some new ideas for the future! “
And she advises checking out chain furniture stores alongside vintage and charity stores – with some of her household items purchased from IKEA.
“Plus, I like to mix the new with the old. Many modern retailers like to go back to classic designs or give things a modern twist.
“IKEA is great for creating mid-century replicas. So if you’re looking for a specific look don’t overlook modern stores; you’d be surprised at what they have to offer,” added Becky.
Speaking of how to recreate her groovy getaway, the mom of one says people shouldn’t be afraid of conflicting patterns.
She said: “When it comes to recreating interiors from the 60s and 70s, I think wallpaper is the first thing to do. I have changed the wallpaper in my apartment more times than I remember. ‘remember – I’m a bit of a wallpaper addict.
“I have never hesitated to go for bold colors and patterns, and contrasting and contrasting colors are always good for a ’70s vibe.”
“Becky’s sense of style is out of this world. The level of detail is truly exceptional, ”says Alex Whitecroft, Head of Design at I want wallpaper.
“From his bold use of coordinating colors and bold patterns to his eye for mid-century furniture, his house showcases all of the key elements that made 1970s interior design such a force and still inspires today. hui.
“It’s a great example of the power of interior design. It can evoke feelings of wonder and nostalgia and, as Becky has shown us, even make us feel like we have traveled through time. “