Happy New Year – Happy New You

Well, we have just about recovered from Christmas. We look very chipper here as an extended family and you could be fooled into thinking that we are all ‘on orange juice.’ Errrr, no!! Definitely not. We hosted Christmas and love our family but we also did a number of fun, but exhausting Christmas shoots for various […]

Scaramanga Xmas

I realise I am always going on about these people, but some companies just really fire up my imagination. This is the kitchen in the owners home – There is so much to love about this room – the colourful cupboards, the original Coolio pendant lights. I honestly think a trip to their destination business, […]

Bracing your home for winter

Yep, it is definitely on the way Last year I wrote a post about how Cosying Up For Winter can be achieved with lavish interior design themes.. From inviting brass beds, to rich indigo walls, and lush accessories, these all evoke a sense of cosiness. But aside from these decorative elements, you will also want you to […]

Bathroom Trends

I had lots of lovely feedback and chat about my bathroom goals post – I was sharing my thoughts on my dream bathroom, where money was no object. I was talking about my ‘next house’ where magically the seller had installed a top of the range Philippe Starck bathroom. In this post I would like to […]

Autumn Styling

Summer is officially over, our children are settled at university, the nightly Love Island fest in Douglas’s office (nothing to do with him I assure you) is firmly in the past and his office is an absolute mess. The dual purpose ‘Party Central/Beating Heart of our Business’ combination that our beautiful garden building has to […]

Bathroom goals

I am delighted to enjoy a long time association with UK Bathrooms, they have placed an icon in my ad column for many years and they are my go-to resource when writing about bathrooms for magazines, which is very much my bread and butter work.They recently asked me to comment on the AXOR brand of bathroom […]

Skyeskyns

We might be back to school here in Scotland  but my children are not going back to school, they are both off to uni. Terrifying thoughts are interwoven with tremendous pride and excitement about their future. Our son is in his final year in Aberdeen and on the 14th September we drop off our daughter […]

Painting Workshop

If anyone is free over the weekend of 12th-13th October I can think of nothing I could recommend more than joining a mixed media workshop, including painting and collage, at my beautiful friend, artist, Kirstie Cohen’s, family studio, just outside North Berwick. Kirstie lives in Glen Affric, in the Highlands and her paintings reflect the […]

Dragons Den

Well, I have had a few requests to tell my story in detail. I am sure you know that I have recently launched a unique, completely new product called  the Interior Design Toolkit. It is the world’s first interior design card game and it helps people discover their personal interior style and thereby enable them […]

Life’s a Beach

Summer is here and there is a pull to the sea, isn’t there? Having lived beside a beach for the last 15 years, I do worry that I can’t live anywhere else. We have so many adventures – on a hot day, who doesn’t want a paddle? In a storm, there is nowhere more dramatic. […]

CALA at the Crescent

A magical evening was had by all. A group of journalists and bloggers were welcomed on arrival with a glass of champagne and delicious nibbles and invited to meet a mix of the architects, residents, the CALA Homes marketing team and the amazing Ruby Boghal, Great British Bake Off finalist, in their beautiful development: The […]

Mother’s Day

With Mother’s Day just last weekend, I have been having a very thought provoking time. To be honest, it really threw me. I am, on the one hand, conducting quite a big campaign trying to flog the Interior Design Toolkit, the product that Doug and I have launched – realising that it makes the perfect […]