The incredible property has been a labour of love for the mum of one, who was determined to turn her home into a mid-century inspired masterpiece, filled with colour
Take a look around this time capsule flat that takes you back to the Sevenies and gawp at the colourful interior.
The one-bedroom flat in Manchester was designed by hairdresser Becky Morris, 29, who was keen to turn her pad into a groovy home.
Her love of colour and eclectic patterns is clear -as she tried to show off the psychedelic interior of the 70s without going overboard.
Becky Morris transformed her small one bed flat into a mid-century inspired masterpiece – and shares her interior journey on Instagram at @myretrodecor.
She said: “I’m obsessed with colour as I love how it can set the tone and mood of a room. Warm bright colours make me feel good, that’s why I fill my house with them, especially in the winter.
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“I’m completely drawn to oranges and yellows, teak woods and bold clashing patterns and the ’70s was a great era for that, I think that’s why my passion first arose.
“The ’70s were a great era not just for interiors but also for music, fashion, furniture and architecture. I love reading books on these subjects and watching documentaries to better my knowledge of them, and that was my starting point.
“I started to put together my ideas on what I wanted and also what I could do with the space I have here at home.
“I’m always on the lookout for inspiration. A recent documentary I watched was ‘Eames: The Architect and The Painter’ which I’d highly recommend for anyone interested in midcentury design. It’s already sparked a few new ideas for the future!”
And she advises checking out chain furniture shops alongside vintage and charity shops – with some of her homeware purchased from IKEA.
“Also, I like to mix new with old. Quite a lot of modern retailers love to throwback to classic designs or put their modern spin on things.
“IKEA is great at creating mid-century replicas. So if you’re looking for a specific look, don’t discount modern shops; you’d be surprised at what they have to offer,” added Becky.
Talking about how to recreate her groovy getaway, the mum of one says people shouldn’t be afraid of clashing patterns.
She said: “When it comes to recreating 60s and 70s interiors, I think wallpaper is the first thing to go for. I’ve changed the wallpaper in my apartment more times than I can remember- I’m a bit of a wallpaper addict.
“I’ve never been shy of going for bold colours and patterns, and clashing, contrasting colours are always good when going for a 70’s vibe.”
“Becky’s sense of style is out of this world. The level of detail is truly outstanding” says Alex Whitecroft, Head of Design at I Want Wallpaper.
“From her bold use of coordinated colours and bold patterns to her eye for mid-century furniture, her home showcases all of the key elements that made 1970s interior design such a force and one that inspires even today.
“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’ve travelled through time.”
George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.