THE FINISHING FLOURISH // stylish scandi prints

Desenio Lil Sis on couch

We’re about to start a big building project at home and I’m already looking right past the messy building part, and focusing on the fun stuff – making it look pretty! 

We moved in here when the Big Sis was two, and Lil Sis was about eight weeks old. We’d carried out a super-quick renovation before we moved in, but we were essentially homeless (having sold our London flat) so had to move in to a shell with no carpets, furniture or kitchen.

We all crammed into one room – Lil Sis in her bassinet, Big Sis in a travel cot, and OH and me on a mattress on the bare floorboards. We had a microwave in the next room, and stored our food in the snow outside our front door, and that’s how we existed for the first month.

We furnished cheaply and basically – we had two young children, and it wasn’t worth pouring money into furnishings we knew would just get ruined.

So we waited (not so) patiently. Sure enough, the girls did pretty much destroy everything we owned (how can such small humans wreak such havoc?). But now they’re coming up to seven and nine, and it’s time for to bring to life some of those Pinterest boards I’ve been wistfully collating for years.

One of the things I couldn’t resist getting early is some artwork from DESENIO, after their PR team got in touch to see if I wanted to order a few prints from their range of stylish wall art. Excited wasn’t the word. 

Desenio specialises in affordable Scandi-style art for people who are passionate about interiors. New designs are constantly being added to keep up with latest trends, and there is something to suit every room and style. They even have a selection of frames in a range of sizes, colours and styles.

I literally spent hours scouring their website, drooling over the hundreds and hundreds of different prints. Finally, I managed to narrow down my selection, choosing this gorgeous WORLD MAP INK PRINT as the main image for a triptych I had planned for the lounge room (PS: doesn’t the artwork suit our new DFS sofa perfectly?):

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I had the map finished in a black wooden frame, then matched it with this adorable DRAGONFLY print in a rose-gold metal frame:

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The third and final component was this MOON PHASE print, which I chose to frame in white wood and use horizontally (it’s shown vertically on the website).

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For the bedroom I continued the lunar theme, with this MOON artwork, and this typography print of LONDON (my favourite city in the world) both finished in a black wooden frame.

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They’re actually attached to the wall, but I’ve deliberately made it look like they’re just leaning back on the headboard ‘relaxed-New-York-loft’ style. What do you think? 

Desenio Big Sis on bed

• thanks to Desenio for the gorgeous art prints


  1. This is lovely art and it looks great in your room. I love the map one.

  2. I love the moon prints! They’re very stylish and I love black and white. Love the ones above your sofa 🙂
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