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i have this thing for ochre roseandgrey velvet couch
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I Have This Thing for Ochre

We’re in the stage of our home renovation project that’s technically the fun bit, but possibly the most confusing bit too!…the decorating and furnishing! I’ve always been into interior design and as I’m in the blogging world, have lots of interiors insta-blogger friends…this is part of the problem. They’re all so blimmin’ cool, with such amazing houses and style. I have influences from all sorts of interior design – from scandi, to art deco, dark and opulent, to bright and clean…but one thing I keep coming back to is the fact I have this thing for ochre…

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House by John Lewis – Modern Living Solutions

I’m back onto The House Project, our home renovation with a renewed sense of vigour, inspiration and enthusiasm. We did quite a lot of decorating when we moved in over the summer, but we were busy, tired and skint (!), so had to put a lot of the finishing touches on hold. We prioritised the kitchen, living space and bathrooms and made steps to start the bedrooms, but there is a lot that’s incomplete and not quite there in terms of our interior design ideas. I’d also become a bit overwhelmed with how each space should look and function, so a bit of headspace and a re-think was much needed!…So after a few month’s break, I’m back to clearing boxes, sorting furniture and finding new interior design inspo! And where better to start than with good ol’ trustworthy John Lewis…

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How to Tell if You Have an Underground Drainage Leak

During The House Project, as with the majority of renovations, I’m sure, things arise that you don’t plan for! I think most home-owners have to deal with sudden leaks, power-cuts and the such like. Well do you think about outside your house and underground? We didn’t! If an underground pipe develops a leak, it can be hard to detect because it’s below the ground. These leaks very often don’t manifest above ground as the water will tend to sink downwards, unless it’s very severe. However, there are still ways to determine if your underground pipes are failing and it’s important to be vigilant because leaks of this sort can lead to problems with the foundations of your building. Knowing that you have an underground leak and addressing it early can save you thousands of pounds.

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