House Update: One Year On

Can you believe it’s been nearly a year since I moved into my new place? The time has flowwwwn by and if you were a reader of my blog last year you may have seen my blog post showing you around my new house and my lovely Desenio artwork to start the decorating off.

A year later, our house is finally like home. It took us a while to get the place looking how we (I) wanted it to look, and after Christmas we managed to finish buying those few bits of furniture (side tables/table & chairs) that we needed for the living room. For anyone that doesn’t know, I actually live in a coach house which is perfect for myself and my boyfriend! We have one big room with a living room, dining room and kitchen area which is so easy for us.

After plenty of moving around, wall art decision making and colour matching, here’s how our living room and dining area have finally panned out (check my previous post for the bedroom!).

We have one wall which is pretty much a huge blank space, which of course is ideal for posters and frames. These two wall prints are from Desenio (left Sweet Home and right Palm Trees) and they go perfectly with the whole neutral and monochrome theme throughout our living room area. We have a dark grey sofa and black furniture and I love how the leaf/tree style prints keep to the contrast vibes.

Underneath the two prints I’ve got my new Argos side table which is where my trusty Crosley sits. This little corner is my favourite part of the entire house and considering the table was only just over £30 then you cannot go wrong. The lamp was a £10 bargain from Dunelm Mill and of course I’ve added a vase of fake flowers beside the table for ‘show’ – my orchid didn’t last long so these will do!

Above is a little area in my second room which I like to call my wardrobe, and Jimmy likes to call his game room… I also like to call it the pretty side vs the ugly side, because we split the room in half pretty much and share it, and let’s face it, clothes are prettier than computers. In here I keep my (many) clothes rails and my shoe racks, with the cutest Desenio Sunlight poster in the middle of them. Occasionally it turns into an overflow washing room, but hey, I bet I’m not the only one with that no garden issue!

All I need in here is a giant mirror for the ultimate selfies!

If you saw my last homeware post you will have seen my bedroom is light blue with mountain posters in it, and the little Forest Mountain one above is a new addition to the collection which I keep on our window-sill (our other one is called Cloud Mountains FYI!).

I’m such a lover of pretty window-sills, it’s so lame, but I love keeping them looking cute with flowers, diffusers and frames. Who else?!

And finally… my new dining room area! We only bought this table and chairs set a few months ago in IKEA, and other than being an effort to put up, we’re so happy with it! The chairs and table go so well with my wooden clock, and it all matches to my wooden kitchen cupboards. We got table-mats and things like that from Wilko (best place ever when you need kitchenware) and the basket is handmade, by me! Anyone else have a basket/tray of crap they leave on their table? We call it our ‘come back to it later’ pile.

& yes, those are cat salt and pepper shakers.

What do we think of what I’ve done with the place? I think people who rent places to live (like we do!) often feel unsure about doing things with their interior because they don’t want to damage the walls etc, but all I can say is utilise what screws you’ve got in the walls already (I’ve screwed NO nails!) and don’t be afraid to pop prints/posters on the floor – still looks fab!

Discount code time! The code “phasesofrobyn” gives 25% off posters* between July 10th and 12th. That’s today until Thursday!

*Except for frames and handpicked/collaboration posters

Let me know if you’ll be using the code and snapping up some new prints!

R x


* This post is in collaboration with Desenio. All views are my own *


  1. 10th July 2018 / 10:16 am

    Your home is so lovely! It’s mad how fast that time has gone – I can remember reading about you moving in! xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

    • 22nd July 2018 / 4:52 pm

      Aw thank you! It’s so quick isn’t it I can’t believe it!

      R xoxo

    • 22nd July 2018 / 4:53 pm

      Thanks lovely! It’s great to be able to do whatever you like to your place and make it your own – you’ll love it!

      R xoxo

  2. 11th July 2018 / 4:03 pm

    I love Desenio, I have a few of prints from there and love them xx

    • 22nd July 2018 / 4:53 pm

      I have so many now, and even though I’ve worked with them a few times I’ve bought a few of my own too!

      R xoxo

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