1. What’s the room and who uses it?
This is the living, eating, making, painting and
hanging out space. Also known as the living room,
suppose that makes sense.
Jo my partner and I use this space.
2. What do you do for a crust?
I work in local government in community development and social policy during the day and paint and draw in the evenings (although that does not pay bills, it is essential!).
3. What goes on in the room?
Well, at the moment it is my home office by day and
provides a very comfortable space. It is also the space that many chats occur, carving, drawing and eating whilst watching Netflix.
4. Favourite piece in the room and why?
Actually, it is a photograph of me c1970s at my blue,
wooden desk. I would draw there, and it captures an image of being in my home growing up in Sri Lanka. I feel like I am back there again, working at my
desk at home. So quite a bit of nostalgia there and a
reminder of what I love doing.
5. Anything on your wish list that you would love to add to the space?
I would love a drinks trolley but I have no idea where it
would fit amongst the indoor plants!
6. What do other people say when they see your room
for the first time?
People love the view of the city and the garden and then
the indoor plants. It also quite spacious and that is quite a surprise as you enter the room.
7. Why do you love this room?
I love this room because it mirrors Jo and me. It was the
first living space we put together. It gives you a glimpse of travel, family, a place to play when our nephews visit and it’s eclectic like us.
8. What’s one lovely memory you have whilst being in the room?
It was the second Christmas after we had moved in.
We had both our families for Christmas. That was 26 of us all seated together for Christmas lunch in this room. It was the first time we had both our families together for Christmas and that was very special.