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Man covers every inch of his £1.35m home in doodles

Jess Hardiman

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Man covers every inch of his £1.35m home in doodles

A man has managed to cover every inch of his home in doodles, having spent the past two years bring his unique monochrome vision to life. 

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Artist Sam Cox, who goes by the name of ‘Mr Doodle’, bought his Kent home back in December 2019, and got started on the makeover just two months later – beginning by creating a completely white canvas. 

But while many homeowners would stop there for a minimalist, modern look, Cox, 26, had big plans for his neutral walls, and set about doodling all over them in September 2020. 

Cox started doodling in 2020. Credit: Instagram/@mrdoodle
Cox started doodling in 2020. Credit: Instagram/@mrdoodle

And he didn’t stop until every single part was covered with his fun black-and-white designs, with almost everything in the house now hand-drawn – including his computer mouse, keyboard, teapot, toaster and plug sockets. 

Even the bathroom has had the black-and-white treatment. Credit: Instagram/@mrdoodle
Even the bathroom has had the black-and-white treatment. Credit: Instagram/@mrdoodle

Cox said: "There are only a few things which we had to get printed like the bedsheets, because we had to make sure they were washable, also the shower curtains and the towels. 

"Ninety-nine per cent of the stuff is hand-doodled which is really important to me." 

Every inch of the house is covered. Credit: Instagram/@mrdoodle
Every inch of the house is covered. Credit: Instagram/@mrdoodle

The artist, who has more than 2.7 million followers on Instagram, added: "My wife, Alena, does all the colouring-in for my doodles, but I wanted the house to be black and white. 

"I feel like it has more of an impact and it's more of my signature style." 

Credit: SWNS
Credit: SWNS

According to The Telegraph, Cox's home is worth £1.35 million - a price tag that clearly didn't put him off the extensive art project.

Each room has a different theme depending on its purpose, with Cox’s kitchen covered in doodles of food - including lots of burgers - and the home’s ‘thinking room’ adorned with clouds. 

The 'thinking room' midway through the makeover. Credit: Instagram/@mrdoodle
The 'thinking room' midway through the makeover. Credit: Instagram/@mrdoodle

Cox continued: "In the hallway, there are two of every animal and Pacman characters. 

"All of them are chasing coins so I came up with the name Noah's Arcade. 

"It wasn't too difficult to think of themes for each room as I'd been thinking about it since I was a teenager. 

"I'd had years of looking at houses and thinking what I could do in each room. 

"When this house went on the market I was instantly drawn to it and I thought about how I could separate each space and create a theme for each room. 

"It was a fun process." 

Credit: Instagram/@mrdoodle
Credit: Instagram/@mrdoodle

Cox said a lot of people tell him the rooms would give them a ‘headache’, or that it would be ‘too much’ for them, but he finds it really ‘relaxing’ and ‘satisfying’ looking at a home full of doodles. 

The kitchen. Credit: Instagram/@mrdoodle
The kitchen. Credit: Instagram/@mrdoodle

The dedicated doodler, who lives in Tenterden in Ashford – where he grew up – admitted he was worried about how his artwork would go down with neighbours, but said the response has been ‘positive’ and that locals are all ‘really excited’ to see the finished product. 

Credit: Instagram/@mrdoodle
Credit: Instagram/@mrdoodle

"It's a lovely place to live and a real pleasure to be able to create an art installation in the town I am most happy in,” he said. 

"It's great, and I hope that people enjoy seeing it and maybe one day we can welcome people to look around it, but let's watch this space." 

Cox, who got his ‘Mr Doodle’ nickname after turning up to university in a fully doodled outfit, is hoping to move into the house within the next few weeks, saying it will be interesting to see what it’s like to actually live in. 

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/@mrdoodle

Topics: UK News

Jess Hardiman
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