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 […]
Continuing with my theme of travel, but back in Scotland now, I thought I would cover a summer destination in the gorgeous seaside village of Elie on the East Neuk of Fife. A truly stunning property and very much a ‘home from home’, suitable for an extended family or a large group of friends. It […]
I would like to follow on from my post about Ballintaggart Farm, a Perthshire cookery school, with a story about an equally brilliant, destination cook school, this time in the French Alps: Chalet Savoie Faire. It appeared in the January issue of Period Living magazine and to be honest, visiting it was one of the […]
For my first post for this new rebranded blog I would like to show off a feature that we shot last winter for the current edition of Country Homes & Interiors magazine. We got to know Chris and Rachel Rowley when we photographed and wrote about their Edinburgh kitchen from which they operated the popular […]
It really is getting chilly and it is suddenly December – so no surprise! Gorgeous bedding is an obvious must-have at this time of year. When we shot this glorious bedroom and dressing room suite, in a country house in Fife I fell in love, it seemed so perfect…
Every year at this time, we put feelers out, looking for homes to shoot at Christmas to publish next December. If you have a home in Scotland that you feel really comes to life at Christmas, please, please drop us a line. That is what my friend Jo did. Here is her Edinburgh home. We […]
As you know, I have been given a monthly column on Decor8 – only the most beautiful interiors blog ever – I chose to share the story of Arlene and David Munro-Wise who live in this 200 year old Georgian farmhouse, located in the magical area of Lunan bay, just north of Dundee. Please do […]
To celebrate my new monthly column on the beautiful blog Decor8 where I have been asked to showcase contemporary Scottish Interiors, I thought I would post a particularly spectacular Highland home belonging to fashion designer, Jeanetta Rowan Hamilton. Tucked away, north of Helmsdale, far off the beaten track, this jewel like fishing lodge is the perfect […]
Controversial question, I know. Most of my gardening friends are seemingly gentle souls and claim to be quite at odds with the whole consumerist/treadmill thing: avoiding fashion shops at all costs; expensive holidays? “No thanks I would rather garden” they say. Find them at the front of the queue at any local jumble sale. ‘The […]
I just cannot get enough of this Fife based, vintage and interiors salvage company Scaramanga. They import beautifully distressed antiques, mainly from India. I was fascinated to hear that they have been the go-to supplier for props buyers around the world for ten years now and was delighted to hear of their latest starring role […]
Summer is coming it’s time for a road trip or a vintage tea or a wedding! And you will not find a better vehicle than Kitty for any of these ventures.
A sprinkling of summery weather has got me out in the garden recently and I know someone else who is doing a major garden overhaul, not very far from me. The amazing Anna Baltzer of Popcreate. We are both very fortunate to live on a stretch of stunning coastline just outside Edinburgh, we live in […]
Famous as the creator of the Custard Cream cushion and more recently, cover star of the current Homestyle magazine, designer, Nikki McWilliams home is the epitome of youthful Scottish style: fun, bright and welcoming. Full of striking vignettes, Nikki’s witty, kitsch collections are a joy.