Happy New Year!!!

It’s been far too long since my last post but on top of all of the usual Christmas and New Year celebrations the last month has also included both my boyfriend’s and my birthdays, and (watching my boyfriend) building an eight person dining table from scratch.

So I just thought I’d do a quick post to show you some lovely presents I received and also to share some very exciting news…!

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I love these vintage Chinese scissors and plan to hang them as part of that ‘gallery wall’ we still haven’t gotten round to creating…

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My boyfriend responded very well to my constant unsubtle hints and got me this beautiful glass cloche!

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And also this lovely Brass and Glass picture frame. I still haven’t found the perfect thing to put inside but just popped an old table reservation in for the time being – didn’t he do well?!

Now that all the festivities are over January is normally my least favourite time of the year – I’m really not a fan of the cold and without all the pretty lighting that Christmas provides it’s just so daarrrk. This year, however, I’ve actually been willing the time to go faster as tomorrow….

I start a 4 week work experience placement at Elle Decoration!!!!!!

I genuinely can’t explain how excited (and nervous) I am to have been offered this as it’s just such a good opportunity.

Wish me luck and I’m sure it’ll give me lots of good blog material for the future!

Thanks for reading and I hope you’re having a great start to 2015!

Tali x

 

 

Gallery Wall Wishes

My next project is to create a bit of a gallery wall in our ‘office’ (i.e. the corner of the kitchen next to the fridge where the computer lives) as I think it will give the space a bit more definition. Since moving in to our flat we’ve been a bit too nervous to put any new holes in the walls so the only things currently hung are placed on nails that were already there when we arrived. This has somehow led to the presence of Ben’s ‘Homer Simpson’ light up clock hung in the centre of my planned gallery wall, quite frankly I’m not even sure how he managed to sneak it into the flat…

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So here are a few of my favourite inspiration images…

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1.  I love the use of Washi tape instead of frames in this image taken from Apartment Therapy. The ‘frames’ can be easily changed and it’s a super thrifty idea!

2. Sadly, as we’re renting, we can’t paint the wall behind the computer like in this image from live creating yourself blog but how great does it look? This picture actually inspired my own chevron print rug from Urban Outfitters which still makes me really happy every time I see it!

3. I love the mix of colours and objects in this image from Desert Domicile. I might mix in some porcelain mounted cow heads I bought from Tiger a couple of years ago!

 

So all I need to do now is get some great prints to fill the wall and find a way of removing Homer without Ben noticing….

 

Thanks for reading,

Tali x