When it comes to interior design, more is more—and not only did one Englishwoman take the look of her home to a whole new level, she also turned it into a financial one.
But it has also been a therapeutic process. Lois Connors, a 39-year-old content creator living near Manchester, was diagnosed with ADHD late at age 37. Upon learning the news, she sets out to redecorate her home in order to accept living with the situation, as it influences all his decisionsAccording to Mirror.
The result, thanks to her ADHD, is her gravitation to busy patterns and textures: a chic spread filled with leopard-print wallpaper and furnishings. It’s a tastefully worn crib that’s helped her live with the situation—and, to an extent, embrace it—but the work also helped her add $109,000 to the home’s value.
She bought the three-bedroom terrace house in 2021 – and exactly one year later, it’s worth about $483,000. Not bad considering she spent $15,000 on the decor—thanks to sourcing second-hand and hand-me-down items.
Images of the home show leopard-print wallpaper next to exposed brick, a statement leopard-print sofa standing on a wide wood floor and next to an antique mirror — as well as throw pillows and lampshades in the same pattern. She also has a large ceramic figure of a leopard, which she named Priscilla, as well as leopard-patterned bedding and a bedside rug to match.
“It definitely influences my design choices because my brain craves dopamine,” Connors told the outlet of her love for leopard, which she says “goes with everything.” “So many busy wallpapers, quirky home decor items, textured accessories, and colors really appeal to me.”
It’s a great look, but it’s not that gorgeous As for the late Ivana Trump’s New York City home, which listed in November for $26.5 million — and comes with a leopard print-covered library.
In addition to all the leopard print and antiques, the Connors also mix in loud designs with period fireplace mantels, black and pink posters, gold frames, and lots of plants.
“My style has always leaned toward vintage and maximalism,” she said, adding later, “I’m a ‘more is more’ decor lover and have never been afraid of color and pattern.”
She also admits that her personable nature isn’t for everyone — and over the years has received comments from others calling her “tackling,” “aggressive,” “color blind” and “too feminine.” He said that none of these ever bothered him.