You may have seen my post last week talking about some prints I have from Desenio to decorate my new apartment with. But if you’re a die-hard reader of my blog (and tbh I’m not too sure if any of you even exist) then you may recognise Posterlounge as I’ve worked with them before!
Moving to London, whether that was years ago when I first started University, or next month when I move into my first apartment always means leaving behind one of (if not the) greatest love of my life. That’s Manchester. I knew I needed a few slices of Manchester to add to my London pad. Not only do relics of Manchester remind me of one of my favourite places they also bring back amazing memories. I picked out this Manchester map print because I love the city and want to be reminded of it.
I love the pale blue green and white combination of the map and think it’ll look fab in the apartment. City map prints always look fab when used for decoration. Moreover when you visit someone’s place and they have a print of their home town I find it so cute. Plus, it always get them talking about their home and makes me want to pay it a visit.
I was pretty shocked when the print arrived and I found out that I had trouble lifting it. It’s so heavy! The print is made on acrylic glass and it’s a whopping 70 x 100cm so the print is absolutely massive. However, I’m glad the print is so sturdy because I end up tossing away posters that are flimsy. The finish of the print is super shiny and smooth so it looks really inviting to look at (and even to touch!).
Because my move in date isn’t until January I’ve popped the Posterlounge print on a chest of drawers right next to a painting my mum has of The Printworks in Manchester. The artwork is by mum’s friend Tom Quigley who is a really talented artist who does a lot of work on Manchester. We have a few of his works around our house and everyone absolutely loves them! Give his Facebook page a little peek if you’re interested. Those of you who are from Manchester may recognise the red and white Printworks and Odeon signs in the art.
I’m so excited to find a place for the print in January on my move in date! I think I’m going to be popping it somewhere in the living room. What do you guys think? Let me know your thoughts on decorating your new place with bits of your hometown!
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