Short of space?

Before we moved to Gullane and bought our forever home, we lived in a lovely but pretty tiny house in Edinburgh. We were able to do it up very nicely because it was so small our materials costs were almost zero – charcoal sisal in the hall? No problem, we only needed one square metre! […]

Wendy Morrison

When you work in interiors it is good to have an inspirational interiors goddess living nearby. Rug designer, Wendy Morrison has made a home for her and her family in Dunbar, East Lothian. Wendy graduated in fashion from The Scottish College of Textiles at Galashiels and immediately gained recognition as a talented designer, producing top […]

Emergency Services

Looking for a holiday home in Tignabruaich, the idyllic yachting village on the West Coast of Scotland, designer Mark Brunjes, came across a disused 1960’s fire station. He snapped it up, aware of it’s unique potential and decided to project manage the conversion himself.The result is a stunning, contemporary, seaside home, with Ibiza overtones. He added a […]

Etsy boom

So much to say about this growing trend… I think in the past, Etsy was dismissed as ‘somewhere you could buy macrame’. Except suddenly macrame has become really, really fashionable! The images above were all taken in the home of well known crafter Rachel Henderson. Whether you are looking for Macrame or bunting… decals… cushions […]

The Blue House

I have to say there is something very, very nice in this weather about living in a seaside village in Scotland. Plan for the day: quick morning at my desk, before an EGG working lunch in Edinburgh, home for an afternoon swim in the sea, then a shower, change and off out for dinner! Yes, […]

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 […]