London to Glasgow and home…

I am not normally tearing about like this I assure you. The reason I do this job is because I am actually very domesticated and a real home lover. Of course when I heard about the Living Etc House Tours in London, I was eager to go and requested my press ticket and  when they […]

Skimming Stones

Very excited to discover a new addition to Scottish textiles. Designer, Laura Tulloch lives in Banchory, in Royal Deeside and has launched a range of fresh printed fabrics, with a distictive summery palette called Skimming Stones. Interested to find out more about her and what inspired the collection, I asked her for an interview. Laura, tell […]

Office Furniture – Home and Work

When I was approached by fab Glagow based company Furniture At Work to write about my office chair, I could not resist – home and work are two of my greatest passions. I literally jump out of bed in the morning to get to my desk… race through breakfast and my incredibly brief exercise routine to […]

Welcome to Torridon

Also in the recent June issue of Ideal Home was this stunning contemporary home, called The Net Store Located on the far north west coast of Scotland. Some of the road trips we have undertaken in the creation of the Great Scottish Indoors have been truly remarkable. My love of this scenery is what inspired me to […]

A Perfect Finish

Sometimes we come across a house and it just stays with us. We are left in awe by the sheer work and imagination of the owners. This house is on the coast of Fife – yes Fife! The owner spotted a run down 1970s chalet in poor repair, overlooking the sea and bought it. The […]

The Garnhams

Delighted to introduce you to a young couple who, in their spare time, have immersed themselves into a creative vector that is at once, delightfully mesmerising and incredibly refreshing. Rachelle, by day, is marketing manager of the fast growing fashion and shopping app Mallzee. Ben is a maths teacher, who uses the school holidays to fulfil […]

Regional variations

Don’t go thinking that the only things affected by these mysterious forces are the weather and sometimes, heartbreakingly, the TV schedule. No, Wayfair, a favourite furniture supplier has amazingly discovered that every region in the UK prefers a different interiors style. Who would have thought?? Apparently Scotland leans towards scandi-cool style as Scottish customers ordered 44% […]

Tony Singh

Had a fab time styling on a shoot recently for Scottish kitchen company Kitchens International. The owner of the kitchen was the illustrious celebrity chef Tony Singh. We were very intrigued because he holds regular supper clubs and cookery demos in his Edinburgh home, so knew that his kitchen would be something really special. We […]

My lighting wish list

I believe that lighting makes a house a home. I suffered from migraines in the past and harsh lighting makes it impossible for me to relax in the evening, however grand or opulent someone’s home might be, delicious the food or plentiful the drink, if the lighting is not right, you just feel as if […]

My Garden Dream

I literally woke up to find our garden in Ideal Home magazine – and it wasn’t a dream!We bought our unique brutalist 1970s house about 15 years ago, convinced that we could make it work as a family home and errr, well, slowly we got there.When we first bought our house, this was the back […]

Building the dream

How often have you quietly wished that you could just pull down your lovely, but slightly crumbling home and just start all over again? You could build something that suits you exactly: utility room – check, zero heating bills – check; lots of floor to ceiling windows – check. I certainly have, many times…A downstairs […]

A Classical New Town Apartment

The classical tenements of Glasgow and Edinburgh remind me so much of the purpose built apartments of European cities. They are fantastic – beautifully built and appointed and make wonderful homes for every stage of life. We photographed this top floor and attic flat for Period Living magazine, it is in the latest, April 2018 […]

Leigh Bagley

I never take it for granted living on this beautiful stretch of coastline. Whenever visitors arrive they are in awe of the peace, the beauty, Gullane beach is our back yard, the incredible friendliness of this area and all on the doorstep of Edinburgh, a half hour train ride away, with Glasgow only another hour […]