17 April 2018

Decor Dreams: Planning our first home

There are a lot of things I'm not looking forward to doing as the end of my time at university approaches. I'm not looking forward to saying goodbye to our little student flat and all of its cheap, semi-broken furnishings. I'm not looking forward to the fact that I'll finally have to be a real adult with a proper job and will no longer be going to classes 3 times a week. I'm not looking forward to waving farewell to life in London and not being somewhere with buses that come every 3 to 7 minutes. It really is the end of an era.

However, if there's one thing that I am looking forward to, it's being able to decorate a new space with my boyfriend who I will be living with after 3 years of being long distance. Trust me, I've been pinning about this moment for as long as I can remember. We're beyond excited to finally move into our own apartment, to create a little sanctuary and to fill it to the brim with beautiful plants. Okay, so maybe the plants thing is just me...

That's why I was so quick to respond with a big fat "YES PLEASE" when Old English Company offered to send me some of their homeware. Seriously, how could I resist hand lettered goodies made here in the UK that look like they were lifted directly from my "Decor Dreams" board on Pinterest? It was like the universe dropped the ideal collaboration directly in my lap. And, as my Dad said when all of the goodies landed at my door, "wow, it looks like Curly and Wordy shat in a box". So, yeah, it's a pretty perfect match.




As far as I'm concerned, the bed is the most important part of the house. So, when we move into our new apartment I'm going to focus most of my energy on making it the snuggliest most glorious bed you ever did see. I'm thinking fluffy pillows, huge blankets and crisp white sheets. These "big spoon, little spoon" pillow cases will be the perfect finishing touch. Plus, they're incredibly high quality.




Blogger girls will know how important it is to have a beautiful work space, partly so that we can stay motivated to get stuff done and partly so there's always something to photograph for the 'gram. Recently I've been dreaming of bare brick walls and a mustard velvet desk chair. This desk calender is also ideal for keeping myself organised and my desk looking Instagramable. And at less than £2 in the sale, I don't know how anyone could resist! I also picked up this "It's Ok" coaster because I can't get anything done without a cuppa by my side.



Finally, I'm hoping to create a bit of a print wall in our new place. Think Lisa Dawson's living room. This gorgeous "everything you can imagine is real" quote page is where I'm starting. It's minimalist, beautiful and speaks to my inner lover of all things law of attraction. I can't wait to frame and hang up this bad boy!

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