Richard O’Gorman has spent the past year transforming his drab home into a colorful, cheery space.
He started posting his designs to Instagram as “House Homo” last spring and now has 34,000 followers.
O’Gorman told Insider that, after a DIY fail, he has one rule for painting: no mixing.
Richard O’Gorman has spent the majority of the past year transforming his home in Birmingham, England, from one that was “crying out for color” to one that is bursting with it.
From the hallway to the bathroom and kitchen, O’Gorman has breathed life into every nook and cranny of the house through bold and vibrant wall murals. Posting his designs and room transformations to Instagram, he has amassed more than 34,000 followers to date.
This past December, O’Gorman learned the hard way his now-golden rule of painting: don’t mix paints.
O’Gorman learned a valuable interior design lesson when his kitchen needed repainting
Over the summer, O’Gorman painted his kitchen using two custom shades: a green lightened with white and a pink made dusty with a “dash of lilac.”
While the kitchen looked great, the pink paint started to need touch-ups as time went on, he told Insider.
“Spaghetti happened,” he said. “I’m a very creative cook.”
That’s when O’Gorman realized he couldn’t replicate the kitchen’s…