I mean it when I say that I know how truly lucky I am to have an entire space of our home dedicated to being just mine. This is a space that I don’t have to compromise on decor or furniture, a place I can house my trinkets, worldly goods and excessive coat collection. Most importantly, my new room is a tranquil space for me to work.
For a bit of back story, during the last 5 years of my time living in the North West, I rented my own flat. Man, I loved that place. And then, I met my boyfriend, Adam – he lived with his brother at the time, we knew we wanted to live together on our own, but our flat leases didn’t match up, therefore, it made sense for me to move in with them until the time came to go our separate ways. This was last summer and I talked about it here.
When Adam and I were looking at properties to move into, we had 2 deal breakers:
1. It had to have space for Adam to have an office to run his business
2. It had to have space for my family to come and visit/stay over
I never dreamed that we’d find the perfect place which accommodates both requirements and gives us two separate spaces to be ourselves, no interruptions. For me, I can explode as much colour as I like, for him he can have an all black erry’thing man cave that smells of boys.
In the shared rooms of our home, it’s a total merge of both our styles and I’ll be honest, I’ve been a little more ‘grown-up’ with my interior decoration aesthetic. In my new room, I’ve regressed back to the real Hollie. Most of the chaos you see in my new office is a mix of things that once lived in my bedroom at my parent’s house and my old flat. Colour! Eastern-inspired bits and bobs and a total miss match vibe.
The room is quite oddly shaped with lots of sloping ceilings and indents so I had to be quite creative with the space. As this room is ultimately, also a guest bedroom, it needed the space to fit a bed when required. As with all these situations, this room is a work in progress. For now, it is a comfortable multi-use space.
And the story of this print? Well, many years ago, there was a boy I fancied. Like, really fancied. His name was Joe and he was a few years above me at school. When I was in year 8, he was in year 11, he was my maths tutor (anyone who knows me will know how horrendous I am at maths) He told me one night on MSN, that his favourite piece of art was ‘The Kiss‘ by Gustav Klimt. After a quick Google search, I told him how strange that was because it was my favourite piece of art too. Eek. Truth be told I did really like the piece and have loved it ever since. It’s become really commercialised now, you can find a recreation of it almost anywhere, but I want to make it clear, I liked it before the hype. Haha.
Anyway, I knew that this particular piece of art needed a place in my new office. So when the team at photowall kindly got in touch to see if I’d like to try our their service, I immediately KNEW that The Kiss would be the print I chose.
So who are photowall? Well, photowall are a company passionate about design – they create wall murals, photo wallpapers and canvas prints. If you want to create a focal point in your home the photowall site has thousands of images to choose from and you can even upload your own image.
The whole process from idea to canvas is so easy to follow and my canvas arrived within 3 days of ordering! The Kiss print and the build materials came in a large rectangle box with everything I needed to assemble my print! The assembly process was so, so easy. You simply attach 4 pre-adhesive wooden plinths to your canvas print and tighten up some corner brackets to make your canvas taught. SO EASY. I am pretty rubbish at home DIY but even I could master this. If you’re looking for a new piece of art for your home, use my code below for 20% off your first photowall order!
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