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 […]

Castaway knitting

Sara and her husband John moved to North Berwick determined to make the most of the wonderful outdoor lifestyle on offer for their two sons in the beautiful seaside town. Believing you should knit fast and die warm, Sara set up her now, very successful mail order knitting business, Castaway Knitting Sara freely admits she is […]

Let’s talk about sleep…

The brilliant writer and self help wonder woman, Gretchen Rubin, describes herself as a ‘sleep zealot’ and I am right with her. Gretchen is the author of the best selling book The Happiness Project a thoroughly researched guide to happiness and good habits. I have just listened to her being interviewed and she spoke so […]

A Blank Canvas

Trends come and go, #wallpaper,#paintitdark, #taupe – you might not remember that one – it has definitely come and gone. At one point, taupe was so in, interiors were awash with the stuff, it was literally everywhere. Whole books were published on the subject! But one trend steadfastly remains and you cannot really get tired […]

Valentines day – giveaway alert!

Nearly there and whether you are young free and single, in a ridiculously messy relationship, wildly happy or despairing of any of the above, you will definitely need one thing for sure this Wednesday and that is a bit of self love and care. And what better way to show yourself a bit of TLC […]

2more Heads

We love keeping in touch with people we photograph and hearing their news when they set up a business or move house. Just as wedding photographers often happily follow up with baby photographs, sibling’s weddings and friends, we do too. So we were delighted when we met  Catherine and Cameron McCallum, the owners of this […]

A clear winner

Every so often I come across a house I would dearly like to live in. You would think this would happen all too often in my job, but actually I am a contented soul and very happy to come home, but I did think twice leaving this place. I honestly think it was the louvred […]

Garden Entertaining

No, it is NOT that time of year, certainly not in Scotland, but it is the time of year for planning summer entertaining and if you have a big celebration coming up and you want to hold it at home, it might be worth your while ordering a gazebo. Perfect for wedding anniversaries, birthdays, there […]

Wallpaper Wisdom

I keep reading about wallpaper at the moment – it is just so ‘in’ and the wilder and wackier the better it would seem. It is a great way to add individuality to your home. I have also been reading about trend predictions for 2018, errr yeah, I think it’s that time of year, both […]