Shared House

During my third year at university I shared a house with three of my best friends. This page shares my rented room, and a few photos of the empty house too.

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Our shared house had a lovely little garden. It was the home of many barbecues, lazy summer days and DIY projects. We were to lucky to have such a great outside space, and we miss it with our current concrete yard.Screen Shot 2014-01-06 at 17.42.2019


The living room, like our current living room, was very well lived in, so here’s an empty photo – the only time I managed to snap it with my camera clutter free! It was a warm space and saw dinners, parties and movie nights.Screen Shot 2014-01-06 at 17.42.06Screen-Shot-2013-07-10-at-16.27.31.png

In this house we had a galley kitchen. Honestly, the empty and lived in photos don’t look much different from each other! It was a bit of a rubbish kitchen, with a dodgy oven and not a lot of space for four people to cook at anywhere near the same time. It was also decorated in a lot of not-so-stylish laminate and lino.Screen Shot 2014-01-06 at 17.41.45Screen Shot 2013-07-10 at 16.27.06.pngThese photos are the empties from our bathroom in the shared house. It was a ground floor bathroom so it was really, really cold in winter! I always had a bit of a soft spot for the wood panelling, although less of a soft spot for the peeling lino.

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My bedroom in my shared house was lovely. It had high ceilings, which was unusual for a student property in this area, and a crazy little storage cupboard I packed full of junk and coats. There was loads of natural light from a big window looking over the garden. Most importantly, it was toasty during winter and held heat well.homeThe chest of drawers on the left was the subject of several vignettes over my time living there. Meanwhile, my desk area was a lot less styled! It was always cluttered with work and all my books from my English course. The inspiration board  behind my desk was actually a great bonus on the back of the cover for Decorate Workshop by Holly Becker, of Decor8. I thought it was so pretty and really inspirational. Spot the little card from Papermash, which I received with my pretty purchases from them.

r4My bedding available here, and I loved how much it brightened up the room. My pillow and wall art are from Thailand, while the two posters were from my university poster fairs. The ‘drink vodka and get drunk’ one isn’t really my style anymore, but it reminded me of my room when I was a Fresher and all the fun memories I have of that year. It’s safe to say it’s not in my current room!

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