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Renovation blog of an interiors-obsessed graphic designer living on south coast UK ⭐️ Always looking for inspiration πŸ’‘πŸ“·

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We’ve just had the best weekend glamping at @portlympnepark in Kent. Too much to mention but there were gorillas, tigers, lions, giraffes, rhinos, fossas, a safari trip, a dinosaur forest, roasting marshmellows over the fire, having dinner at the lovely Pinewood cafe & stayed in a snug Pinewood pod. And extra thanks to Becky who works in the small cats area, she took us on the small cats evening feed and was brilliant πŸ˜ŠπŸˆπŸ¦πŸΊπŸ«πŸ¦’πŸ†πŸ¦“πŸ¦πŸ¦• P.s caveat - please note this is not a zoo, it is a wildlife reserve, working to protect endangered species, so enclosures are large and you may need to be patient to see these animals. .
#portlympne #portlympnereserve #aspinallfoundation #wildlifereserve #kent #animals #safari #gorillas #lions #tigers #dinosaurforest #review #pinewoodpods #pinewoodpod #pinewood #ashford #weekendvibes #weekend #glamping #glampinglife #smallcatseptember #smallcats


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TESTER POTS... for the utility, am thinking either (1) having walls in F&B Calamine OR (2) having most walls white with a feature wall in F&B Cinder Rose.... which do you think will look best?
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I chose the latter to try as saw a lovely wall in this colour by @suziewilliams - also seen a couple of gorgeous pink sofas in the homes of @that.1920s.house and @_charlottesweeting_ which have started this love affair with pink! (For the record I am not a girly girl at all, I haven’t been a pink fan before! But this is different...). If anyone else has seen any nice inspiring pink walls on IG, please let me know 😬
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BEFORE & AFTER... Looking back at the progress of the garden the last few weeks - we still have plenty to do (need to turf next to patio and generally style the space more!) but having the old garage replaced by a new patio has made such a difference 😍
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Design on a budget... Here is the new downstairs shower... we have squeezed a lot into this very small downstairs toilet shower room, and I was very wary of how it would turn out but luckily the space is totally fine. Small - but perfectly formed! .
We decided to go for the Laura Ashley Mr Jones tiles on the floor from @britishceramictile (Who had great customer service by the way, a definite πŸ‘ for them!) and balance it out by going for a much cheaper option on the shower walls... these are B&Q Cimenti grey matt ceramic wall tiles at only Β£12 a metre, but go well with the Mr Jones pattern - it’s the same tone grey.
Right, now to move the plumbers tools I’ve just noticed, and we must paint that doorframe....!
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BEFORE & AFTER.... Our house will never be that pretty from the outside (it’s a sixties semi!) but we inherited a horrible dark brown β€œfake wood effect” seventies front door from the previous owners (swipe πŸ‘‰ to see it!).
But as of today - it is no more!
We now have a white frame to match our white windows, and an Anthracite Grey door to match our new garage door.
It’s a small thing, but it’s made such a difference! .
By the way we actually couldn’t afford to get a new front door, but found a company to come and spray it, who also swopped the gold handles for chrome, and that was a hell of a lot cheaper. And the paintwork has a 10 year guarantee.
P.S Please excuse the bad reflections in the glass! I’ve just been on a 3 hour bike ride & am too shattered 😴
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New shower room is finally coming together... πŸ™Œ
the plumber has been back today and changed the pipework so it goes straight down (3 posts back shows his first attempt - thanks for all your comments everyone!). They are going to box it in at the bottom or add thick skirting to disguise it. And I am hoping to get some sort of chrome cover for the pipes going up. (Excuse plumbers tools in shot - he isn’t tidy! πŸ™„)
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And the toilet & sink are in... though the cupboard door has a crack (and this is the third lot delivered!) so I’ll be contacting them yet again. But all that doesn’t matter as I am so so pleased with the tiles! 😍 .
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This is our super comfy new patio set - it looks very similar to the set I originally wanted from made.com, but for a fraction of the price and from B&Q (top tip, grab your granny and get a further 10 per cent off on weds with the over 60’s discount!). We just couldn’t justify spending loads. And we are really happy with these. *Please pretend not to notice the massive trampoline, shed that needs repainting and path that hasn’t been filled in yet. We’ll get there one day. Just not today, when it’s 30 degrees and I am sat on these seats with a Pimms! πŸ˜‚
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I love the sun β˜€οΈ and will never complain about this gorgeous weather, but must admit what a godsend our massive overhanging parasol has been in our south-facing garden these past few weeks. This is the new patio where there used to be an old asbestos-ridden garage until a couple of months ago. Then add on a new patio, new parasol and new set of garden furniture and we are getting there! πŸ™Œ

I’m working loads on freelance graphic design work every day at the moment so haven’t had much time for Insta, but hoping to post some more progress pics very soon. Also loving a quick catchup on all my favourite IG accounts!
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Hope everyone is enjoying this fantastic British summer weather! πŸ™ŒπŸ‘πŸ˜Ž
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Afternoon! πŸ‘‹
This is the new downstairs shower room... but STILL full of boxes... the first two sinks and toilets that were delivered have both been broken/cracked 😩, so we are waiting a third delivery - and keeping our fingers crossed, third time lucky!
Meanwhile the towel rail did arrive in one piece and was fitted yesterday, but I’m not very pleased with the look of the pipework. It looks odd. Is it just me being fussy or is this a bit odd? Swipe for a picture of what I was expecting/thought was standard, and then swipe again for what our towel rail pipework looks like. Anyone happen to be a plumber and can give me their opinion? And what’s the best way to hide the random pipes? I don’t mind the copper but not sure why they don’t come up parallel - looks like they were put in wrong place before floor was laid? .
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A big apology to everybody on the south coast... it was lovely and sunny and warm right up until we bought a new set of garden furniture yesterday and a HUGE overhanging parasol... and ever since it’s been dull and grey here!! πŸ€”πŸ™ˆπŸ˜†πŸ˜‚ Must be our fault!

But we have lots of new roses out in the garden so here’s a pic of that for now! .
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Current problem - Just bought a lovely bright garden chair in the 20% Homebase sale today (only Β£30!)... but now I like it too much to put it out in the cold/grey/miserable weather in the garden!! Looks like it will stay in the dining room and perhaps move it out on a sunny day... πŸ˜‚πŸ˜Žβ˜€οΈπŸ˜
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