On Our Doorstep

Not a day goes by without my thinking what a beautiful place we live in and how lucky I have been to bring up my children here. Forgive me if I sound smug or braggy – I assure you I have experienced plenty of misfortune, but bringing up my family in East Lothian, on Scotland’s […]

Rachel Henderson Interiors

At last we have reached the final of Scotlands Home of the Year. An occasionally painful journey – I know I am not the only person to have been arguing with the tele during the last few weeks. There was a worthy winner: I have already covered Lesley’s home, the White House in an earlier post.  It […]

The White House

Thought I would show you a closer look of another beautiful contender from the enjoyable BBC TV series, Scotlands Home of the Year, that Douglas was also extremely privileged to photograph. This is a view of the house that the TV programme did not have time to dwell on. The judges were too busy admiring the […]

Clarabella Christie

A bit of ‘behind the scenes’. You arrive on shoots sometimes and you have to wildly tidy. I do not find this awkward, I have children, I know what it is like to have their gorgeous artworks on the fridge and lego and socks and trainers everywhere. Sometimes you have to slightly mess the place […]

LBA Studios

Every now and then we come across a design studio so inspirational it can completely alter your perspective on what is possible with a domestic building. This was why I was so keen to meet the director of Edinburgh architectural practice Studio LBA because I had been admiring some projects they had undertaken, for a while. […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]