I’ve written a forthcoming guest post for the brilliant Love Chic Living interiors blog, and thought I’d follow that up on here with a round-up of the prints in our home – in case anyone’s looking for some wall inspo, as the kids say.
Personal taste is a funny old thing, isn’t it?
What is it about a print with ‘THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME’ written on it ten times in caps, for example, that made me think it might look quite nice in our hallway in a gold frame? (See below.)
Why might someone else see the same print and gold frame and think it is bloody hideous?
I don’t have the answers, by the way. It’s a mere observation on the mysteries of taste and why some things are ‘us’ and others are most definitely not.
Anyway. Before my existential ruminating threatens to spiral out of control, let’s get onto the pictures and the details.
We’ve got a few gallery walls in our house. It’s possible, of course, that they’ll be woefully unfashionable very soon, but I still like them.
I bought our prints from a range of places: Desenio, Junique, Etsy and Rockett St George are all well-known, but we also got one from the London Transport Museum shop, which I love; the LTM shop has tons fabulous posters for not much money. Ours, at the top of the gallery wall in the pictures above, is a bus (or tram?) poster from 1926 designed by a lady called Irene Fawkes.
I also really like this LTM one.
The Yes/No/Maybe print and the one next to it was from a shop called A Splash of Colour which is sadly no more. And the black and white Small Faces print was from Allposters.co.uk.
Other tips for buying prints? Society6 is great but you have to pay extra for shipping from the US. I like the idea of buying prints and posters as mementos of trips; we’ve got a big vintage Woodstock poster on our landing after visiting a 1960s exhibition at the V&A a while ago.
Our hallway gallery wall (above) was less considered; it’s a recent addition of cheap and cheerful prints to brighten up a hall that was looking a bit shabby.
I was chuffed to find a print on Desenio of the pool I used to swim in at Bronte beach in Sydney. So there’s a reason behind that one at least. Phew.
(The others in our hallway are from Desenio too, apart from ‘There’s No Place Like Home’ which is from Junique.)
Any tips for finding prints for your home? Do you choose pieces that have meaning, or ‘just because’? Would love to know your thoughts.
Bye for now x
PHOTOGRAPHY: most images (the best ones!) in this post are by the brilliant Anete Sooda