September Favourites + Desenio Review

posted on: Wednesday, September 13, 2017

My first (& probably last) monthly favourites posts & a Desenio review.

Minimalist desk inspiration. Motivational quotes inspiration prints. Desenio review.

Minimalist desk ideas.

As a self-prounouced photographer, buying photos I didn’t take, to hang on my walls seemed kind of.. well, nonsensical. Sure I appreciate the photography of others, but why would I want to hang up other people’s photographs on my walls when I have about 20,000 (this is true) of my own sitting on my computer waiting to be appreciated on print? & even if they’re over people’s photos of far-flung places that look amazing, well, it just gives me more of a reason to go travel some more & capture that place through my own lens. A nice excuse for another holiday.


Something I did want though, was inspirational quotes (& I mean really inspirational, not “you’re a unicorn, honey”, but ones that motivate) in nice typography & some mid-century style art.


Found both of these things at Desenio, & don’t worry, there’s a lot of photographs on there too for those who like that kind of stuff – & was pretty chuffed at the price to quality ratio. Their posters are definitely worth it. They’re printed on thick paper & the printing itself is pretty freakin’ great. Not to mention, they add a nice touch to our home & you know it’s real when my partner comments that they make our room feel ‘finished’.


Scroll down to see what I picked out & for my other September favourites.

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A daily kick in the ass to remind me to do things instead of wishing for them & Gone With The Wind warning to unwary guests

Prints Charming

Mid-century modern art ideas from Desenio.

This post is in collaboration with Desenio – however, as always, all opinions are honest & my own.

We Are Feel Good Inc sunscreen review.

Love Local Finds – loving We Are Feel Good Inc coconut sunscreen. It smells amazing, & it’s SPF 50+ which is pretty much everything I need from a sunscreen. It’s also paraben, paba, oxybenxone & preservative free too! Save your skin & the oceans.

Desenio review - mid-century modern art print.

If you could see my home, you’d probably describe me as a crazy plant lady. It doesn’t matter what type of greenery it is, if it has leaves, I’ll have it.


So it’s only natural that this theme continues on to my walls.


Probably my favourite print ever, is this mid-century Bachmanii Birds poster which fits in perfectly above my dresser. It’s quite large already but I set it in a mounted frame to make it look even bigger.

Ettica make dream cube. Makeup organiser.

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Ettica Dream Cube makeup organiser 

GoCustomized iPhone cover review.
Tropical print poster - palm leaves on pink background.

Told you I love anything with leaves

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GoCustomized iPhone Ultra-light hard case

Rosegal bikini review. Tropical bikini cheap.

Obsessed with this white strappy bikini with tropical print bottoms – surprisingly flattering & super comfortable. The size of the top though is a bit too big for me though, so I’ll probably take it in or just wear the bottoms with a different top.

Karl Lagerfeld quote print - I am very much down to earth, just not on this earth. Desenio review.

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Karl Lagerfeld quote poster

Katy Perry Indi perfume review.

Not usually into celebrity fragrances but have been really surprised by Katy Perry’s Indi fragrance which celebrates individuality – a complex scent with sharp, citrusy top notes, a floral heart & sweet musky base. I just wish it had more staying power because I really like this one. Not to mention, the bottle itself is gorgeous.

Desenio review - tropical pattern poster print.

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Tropical pattern poster in 50cmx70cm



Use code “SHANNON” for 25% off at Desenio (excludes handpicked & frames) valid until 14th September