this old house









I went around to see a house a freind had bought which had pretty much been ripped out. I took these snaps just to capture some fragments of the era when the previous owners had decorated it.  They had a right old array of colour schemes going on, and some lovely hand painted & printed woodblock wallpaper. Some little things here reminded me of my own childhood, the Tredaire underlay, floral carpet and that strange material curtains used to be made of, also love the diy tiling. A pick n mix of decades. I think if it was my house I might have done some collages on the walls, preserved some areas, maybe just one room, Merzbau style.. It’s all gone now anyway, out with the old, in with the new.



  1. Antony Antoniou commented on 24 April 2012 at 3:10 pm

    Love this kind of mash-up of styles and eras. Old houses are the best – hope you’re mate isn’t chucking out that lampshade – it’s kinda cool.


  2. martin commented on 8 May 2012 at 9:42 am

    Hi Anthony, thanks. Alas, I think it’s all gone now. They have little boys and they didn’t want to ‘sleep in a dead Granny’s room’! : ^ O

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