Lifestyle Review: My Living Room

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So, I've been in two minds about sharing this but many of you have been asking for me to do a tour of my flat. It's safe to say, not everything is quite how I'd like it just yet but I caved and thought I'd share how my new living room looks so far...

It's certainly not worth pinning on Pinterest but it's home. I can't believe Jack and I moved in two months ago already. As I say, there's certainly some areas we'd like to improve (a new TV and getting rid of some clutter for one!) but the living room is definitely my favourite room in the flat. We opted for a monochrome colour scheme with pink and some copper accenting and since then, shopping for home goods has taken over a big part of my life. Like, the home section of supermarkets is now way way more exciting to me then the confectionary aisles. I'm not even sorry. IKEA is pretty much my Mecca. 

There is, of course, a lot of movie and TV referencing going on in our house and, one of my favourite things, is the art on the walls. Naturally, all of them (bar the kitchen) are movie themed but, without getting deep and meaningful,  all of them are significant. The food related ones in the kitchen (pictured above) were purchased in Germany, at a diner outlet we visited together in Kreuzberg (see here). They had such an amazing food and a store with beautiful work by Mcbess - it was definitely a highlight of the trip. The Warriors print, in particular, goes back to when we first started dating. Not long after we got together, Jack took me to a Warriors themed design exhibition by New Rule Collective, in Shoreditch where they had this print for sale. It really stood out to me and so I had to treat myself to it when we moved in. It's screen-printed by hand (as are all of our movie prints), with just a few made but mostly, it reminds me of the early days and of course - an awesome movie. 

The other prints are also films we've enjoyed together as well as being really beautiful screen prints. Oh, and by the way, in case you were wondering, the giant plant in the corner is named Greg. We have a lot of plants and we like to name them.

So there you have it - a brief glimpse inside my happy place. I did warn you it wouldn't be too exciting! Where do you get your home design inspiration from? Have you got a favourite interior trend? As always, I love reading your comments so please do leave them below. 

Hope everyone's having a fantastic Easter bank holiday weekend and eating all the chocolate! Until next time, 




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  1. Oh my. So so so beautiful! I love the pop of pink in the cushions. :)

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    1. Aw thank you! From the queen of decor - that means a lot! Love your blog hun x

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  2. Your home looks beautiful. So light and airy too. I love the movie references and even more so as they mean something to you xxx

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    1. Aw thanks hun! I was kinda worried about posting it incase people hated it haha I know that's a lot of clashing going on. Thanks hun, had to keep it nerdy :) x

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  3. I think it a pin-worthy living room. I love the zebra zig zag rug.

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    1. Aww thank you! Was worried of people judging but they seem to like it :) Thanks, was a bargain x

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  5. Wow your living room is gorgeous!!!

    Lauren x | www.laurenapowers.blogspot.com

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  6. It looks so good and I hope my home looks even remotely as nice as this. I think monochrome with Plenty of Ikea and a nice dose of individuality is the way to decorate. =^-^=

    Sam | Momentarily Dreaming

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    1. Haha I'm sure it'll look amazing hun! Glad I could offer up some inspiration for your own place. Totally - pretty much everything in our flat is IKEA and I'm not even a little bit sorry. They're amazing for everything! x

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    1. Aw thanks, thats definitely what I was aiming for :) x

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  8. Your living room looks amazing! I love the colour scheme and storage. It's exactly what I want mine to look like!

    Rachael at broomfie.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much! I'm glad people seem to like it. Yes - storage was a total must, especially when I have SO many dvd's and blurays :) x

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  9. what a beautiful interior! I love this monochromatic kind of interiors :)

    xx Jamie| With Love, Jamie

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    1. Thanks hun :) me too - monochrome everything! x

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  10. Ah! I love it! (and what clutter this looks cleaner than my whole house! haha) I love how all the prints have meaning behind them so cute! My fave things are the mini cactus' and the butterfly print because I love butterflies haha the monochrome theme works so well with the copper and pink mixed in! :D

    Can't wait till I can afford to move out and decorate my own place. Yours is totally pinterest worthy!

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    1. haha I think I have a lot of stuff on the shelves and stuff at the moment that maybe need to be moved around. That's why i stored all my many dvds away in storage boxes. Aw those are actual real taxidermy butterflies and totally, I love cactus plants - I have sooo many haha thank you hun, i'm so glad you like it :) Aw I know what you mean - i couldn't wait to move out. I just got things slowly so if i saw something I liked i just sort of gathered bits and pieces as I went so when I finally did move, I didn't get it all at once :) xx

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  11. Everything looks wonderful! I love how clean and fresh everything is while still feeling very you, gorgeous! Xx
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    1. Aw thanks so much - I'm a bit of a neat freak tbh haha but I wanted it to look lived in and not too clinical. Thanks hun, so glad you like it :)

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  12. It looks so nice, definitely pinterest worthy! Loving the art prints and the little succulents :)

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    1. Haha thank you! I honestly don't think it's fit for Pinterest but glad people seem to like it. I can't stop buying plants!! x

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  13. Oh hun this is so lovely! I honestly think this is perfect and so you! I adore all the little touches with the photos and the little head on the wall, I need that in my life!! I'm stealing ideas right now ehe! I love it!!

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    1. Oh my gosh - I totally got so much inspiration from yours! Yours is gorgeous! Thanks so much hun, please do haha xx

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  14. Stunning! I love the copper and the colours you have used :) Such a fab space xx

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    1. Oh my gosh, thank you so much! I really am starting to love the place - I never want to leave it haha x

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    1. Ahh SHEINSIDE - I'm surprised your site resorts to blog spam to get traffic as I would have thought you were well known enough not too. Especially as it means your bounce rate will be so high when they realise you're just spam. Really bad SEO tactics

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  16. Omg so beautiful - like something out of a home décor magazine! Haha. It's so lovely and fresh looking xx

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    1. Haha thanks so much! I was aiming for IKEA catalogue so that's a big achievement :) x

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  17. Your living room looks so pretty and cosy! In my opinion totally Pinterst worthy :) x

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    1. Aww thank you! It's getting there slowly - it's nowhere near as impressive as some of the pins I've seen! Major interior design goals on there x

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  18. Looks amazing.. I love how everything is fresh & vibrant in the room..

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    1. Aw thanks so much - Thought it was good to have the odd splash of accent colours x

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  19. It looks so pleasant, Sophie! I agree with the above that it's nice enough to go on Pinterest and even a home magazine :) I'm really curious about how Jack got into The Warriors. I remember watching the movie because I used to watch Dexter that had James Remar playing Dexter's adoptive father.

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    1. Ha thank you Gil, not sure it's worth being in a magazine though haha. He got in the The Warriors because I made him watch it. He'd heard of it as his dad is a fan but I've made him watch quite a few films - just one the joys of dating a film nerd :)

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  20. Ohhh wow! Such a beautiful living space... how on earth did you master to make it so fresh, light yet cosy all at the same time?!

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    1. Ha I don't really know tbh? I definitely wanted everything monochrome and luckily, everything in the flat is black and white anyway. Just filled it with my junk and hoped for the best :) So glad you liked it though xx

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  21. Gah gurrrrrrl your house looks so adorable - I love it! You've inspired me to have a clear out after being at ours for almost a year now and go for a more 'minimal yet quirky' look.

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    1. Haha thank you babe! Your flat is SO SO stunning though, don't change a thing! xx

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  22. Gah gurrrrrrl your house looks so adorable - I love it! You've inspired me to have a clear out after being at ours for almost a year now and go for a more 'minimal yet quirky' look.

    Chloe Mary Davis | www.lovefromlucky.com

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  23. Your living space is SO gorgeous. Swoon! xx

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    1. Aw thank you so much! I'm so glad people like it so much haha x

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  24. Ahh Soph I absolutely LOVE your flat! It's gorgeous! <3

    Can't wait till James and I get our own place soon so we can make it our own! xx

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    1. Aw you'll have one soon enough! My favourite part was shopping for it haha I loved buying kitchen bits and frames and things for the living room xx

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  25. I absolutely love this!

    My partner and I are moving into our own place soon and this is similar to how I want our living room to look. It's the little things that really make it your own though.

    Jenna
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    1. Ohh how exciting! Where abouts will you be living? Hope it all goes smoothly for you hun xx

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