Dear Santa,

I have been very, very good this year and I would really like a doll’s house. I write about Interiors and when I was a child my dolls house was my absolute favourite toy…Hmmm…I wonder if there is a connection?? My daughter has a dolls house and I have loved watching her build it up […]

Christmas Panic

If anyone else out there has not given a second thought to Christmas shopping either (oops!) they could do a lot worse than go to Context Interiors. An Edinburgh based home and giftware company, suddenly taking Hong Kong by storm. Doug photographed their beautiful apartment in Greenhill a couple of years ago. They had a […]

Goodbye Garage

Bye bye….rather horrible old garage in the middle of our back garden that we have been wondering what to do with for 8 years – yes, 8 years – we are very indecisive. We have, in the meantime, built another garage at the front of our house and our dilemma has been – Do we […]

ESPC feature

Facebook followers will know that I am featured in the magazine this week, EPSC the Edinburgh Solicitors Property Centre. They very kindly describe me as an ‘Interiors Expert’ which was a wonderful boost I have to say. They ask why I blog and I explained that ‘it serves as a useful portfolio for Douglas, that […]

Seaside home

A unique design, involving tremendous attention to detail Acknowledging and incorporating the Scottish, east coast setting perfectly The hall has the feel of an upmarket cruise liner You would never have to go away if you lived here! A state of the art kitchen A cosy spot to watch TV when you are not mesmerised […]

Liebster continued

Next, you have to answer the 11 questions the folk who nominated you asked: Here are the answers to Jasmin Ma’s questions from The Cosy White Cottage What is your favorite novel? Horrific,I know, but I think it might be ‘We need to Talk About Kevin’…it just stayed with me… Summer or winter? Which time […]

Liebster Blog Award

Thrilled to have been nominated by three fellow bloggers for the Liebster Blog award! Jasmin from The Cosy White Cottage, Heather from My Ocean Bliss and Trinske from Nordic Rose all nominated me, thank you! As a nominee, you are asked to post 11 random facts about yourself, so, here goes: 11 things you might […]

Wendy Inkster

Christmas is NOT coming – it is only November, but of course we are having to start thinking about our plans. I sincerely hope things fall into place for everyone, but there might be someone far away who you are thinking of, very fondly, who you cannot be together with? Do they have any connection […]

Northern Light

Douglas and Carol Forrest run Acanthus Architects a successful practice in the far north of Scotland near Aberdeen. Successful, due their adventurous, yet also, extremely rigorous approach to their work, Douglas has photographed a few of their projects for various magazines. Here are some images of their very sensitive conversion of a derelict farmbuilding into […]

Fiona Denholm

Aware that I have done a few posts recently about my travels, village life and everyday life in general, I feel it is definitely time to return to what is really the essence of this blog, interiors, and for this post I would like to show everyone the house that I, honestly, enjoyed shooting with […]

Black is Black

My earlier post about the still life drawing at Tantallon Studios reminded me of this apartment in Edinburgh…every corner is a still life… A conversion of an old primary school, the owners, Mr & Mrs Black, have added a garden level extension with stone ‘vertebrae’ steps leading down: Their home is now beautifully connected to […]

Eleanor Carlingford

Check out the latest issue of Grand Designs magazine, September issue, check front cover…beautiful feature shot by Doug and styled by the brilliant Mairi Watson… The house was originally a tiny cottage on the edge of a sea loch at Kilcreggan. Overhauled and extended by Glasgow based, award winning architects Cameron Webster it is now […]

Seasons Greetings

‘It’s Christmas!’ I mean ‘it’s July’, but it is now that editors start panicking about their all important December issues….which means that we are on first name terms with our local Christmas tree farmer – Willie Robertson at Beanston. There is nowhere better in East Lothian to buy your tree and every year we buy […]