Despite living these past few months in relative chaos, what with our loft extension and subsequent room juggling, a really good thing to come of it is the fact that it’s given me a kick up the bum and some extra ‘oomph’ to sort previously neglected areas of our home.
Step, forward, the hallway!
I guess this is one part of the house that hasn’t had much love and attention, bar having the grim old wallpaper stripped and repainted white. I’m not sure why, as I’m always one for making a good ‘first impression’, and whenever I’ve come home, it’s been a rather bland welcome, despite many other areas of our house looking lovely.
When you walked in the front door, to the right we have all of our coats, shoes, bags etc, all hung/stored away on nice hooks/a shoe bench. To the left, well there was nothing much at all. Our white radiator with a useful white shelf running along it, with white walls. Aside from that, nadda. Diddly squat.
It has 100% been crying out for some love and attention, and it was time to give it what it clearly wanted and needed.
I recently received an email from an online print company, appropriately named ‘Place in Print’, asking if I wanted to review a few of their prints for our home. I nearly bit their hand off! I’m fortunate now that I get sent quite a few emails asking if I’d like to review products/homeware, and I’m lucky that I can be quite selective, but I couldn’t WAIT to say a massive ‘YES’ to these guys! For their prints are rather fabulous, and I thought especially suited for a family like ours living, working and playing in London, (the company specialises in celebrating neighbourhood through locally-themed art and design).
I got particularly exciting about their ‘Neighbourhood Puns’ by Pate collection, and decided that these were just the thing to cheer up our dreary hallway. There are so many options to choose from, but I eventually went for ‘Crystal Palace’, ‘Canary Wharf’ and ‘Brick Lane’, as all have particular meaning to Adam and I in one way or another.
I could have chosen loads though!
I also added a few succulents for a pop more colour on the white shelf, purchased from my trip to Ikea last Monday. In fact, I’m going to go back and get some more for other areas of the house, as I’m pleased with the effect they’ve had and I like having plants and living things about
even if I’m prone to killing them. It’ll be a JUNGLE in here.
I’ve been so pleased with these prints, and had so many positive comments about them, both from real-life visitors to our gaff, and from followers on Instagram, that I plan to buy some more, slightly different prints for other walls in our home.
I’m currently eyeing up this Horniman Museum print, as it’s somewhere we visit regularly….
…this print of the looming Crystal Palace Transmitter that we can see from our house…
…and this map print of Crystal Palace.
I also think they’d make ace Christmas/birthday presents for my London-dwelling friends.
What do you think? Do any of these catch your eye?
I love ’em!
Thanks so much to Place in Print for sending us these gorgeous prints in return for this review, we are IN LOVE!