Where does time go? We’ve been In our first home for 9 months now and I still feel like I have so much left to do with the place. We are getting there and in all fairness as it was a new build it was more for us about making personal touches to what could be quite a plain space.
We’ve done a lot but since we moved in I knew there were two things I wanted in this place. Prints that could frame a room and a bar cart and I now have both! Because our place is quite limited on space and we have a open plan kitchen/living/dining room I had to find a way to make everything flow but keep them as their own space and I really wanted to write a post about how to tie prints and posters in your decorating and then show you my new love and just a little insight into how I have styled my new baby.
In the living room I have popped some shelves with a few copper accents to tie in the kitchen appliances and elements you will see on my bar cart so it all flows. All our prints and art are black and white and to really make the bar area a feature for the house I have put up this gorgeous poster from Posterlounge.
I love clean and simple but prints with wording are my favourite and if I can add a little humour or meaning I will always try and seek those out. The print I picked was this “Non, je ne regrette rien” a French text print which translates to “No, I regret nothing” pretty apt for above a cart packed full of alcohol really. For instance also this print for reference as a posters starts at just £10.90 so they are very very affordable.
If you haven’t heard of Posterlounge they are a German company that started in 2003 and since then have been able to sell and promote the art of over 20k + artists in the form of posters, canvas and even acrylic glass to name a few. You can pick your size and even get special poster hangers like I have which top and tail the poster or frames if you’re looking for a canvas etc.
They ship to of course Germany, and the UK and they will be expanding into Spain, Italy and France in a couple of months too. Delivery is free and is quick sent by DHL, my post came in less than a week so considering it’s from abroad it took about the same time as any UK post which is a bonus. Everything is really high quality and there is something for all tastes, be that celebrity prints, wording and quotes or beautiful photographic landscapes there is over 300k to choose from!
When I pitched the idea of a bar cart to Jonny it wasn’t as well received as I had hoped however I went on eBay and begun my search anyway because I knew once it was in he would love it. Turns out I was right! We won a small 1970’s retro bar cart with rose gold hard wear and wooden trays (which I may up-cycle to make them marble) the bar cart itself cost £60 and then we spent probably another £60-80 on all the bits. Some were gathered over time and some I had been buying for a while.
On the top shelf I have two copper cocktail pineapples from Tesco I purchased a matching wine cooler and mini Moscow mule shot cups to match the larger versions I got from the US when I was last there. The wine carafe and matching glasses with gold foil dots are from TK Maxx along with the copper mug that holds the straws. These were a bargain too from B&M nd just add a touch of fun and the shattered glass effect cocktail shaker.
I had a £50 voucher for Next that I got for my birthday which allowed me to buy the hexagon mirrored tray which I just adore. The whisky decanter is a charity shop purchase and as Jonny loves whiskey I though he should have a little bit of the cart too and because we both love gin my mum got me a gin making cocktail book which is perfect as really this is our tipple of choice.
The bottom tray is for the majority if the alcohol. We have some whisky glasses along with the rest of the spirits and champagne. The marble board was from Homesense and has a gold foil line on it, it’s blooming dreamy if you ask me. Then the finishing touch was the ampersand I love them in fact I am thinking it may be my next tattoo. For us it was all about keeping it simple and putting our favourite bits on the cart we still have an actual alcohol cupboard in our hall as the cart is small but its a real talking piece of our home and I love how its pretty and useful.
So no matter if your styling up a bar cart area, giving rooms a bit of life or just after some quirky prints I have the chance for you to win a little something to help you make your house a home thanks to Posterlounge to enter just make sure you read all the terms and conditions below and enter via the Rafflecopter.