My Favourite Room: Inside the vibrant home of the Instagrammer and textile artist whose loo has a ‘fifth wall’

In her 20s, Joanne Mooney set out to become an artist/art teacher, but she abandoned her plan. Through her journey since then, she has become both, and has also created an exuberant, colourful, artistic home

Joanne in her front room with its yellow sofas from DFS. She had a carpenter create the illusion of a stove and alcoves by installing the electric fire and false chimney breast and even asked the carpenter to add the piece of piping to create the effect of the flue. He made the shelves and units; she made the rattan front of the units. Photo: Tony Gavin

Mary O'Sullivan

When it comes to interiors, the inveterate house doer-uppers keep discovering new ways to keep their homes interesting.