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 […]

Mid Rock House

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 […]

Andorra

Anyone following my Instagram stories will realise that I have been treated to truly wonderful press trip to Soldeu, part of the Grandvalira ski resort in Andorra. Andorra has in the past been perceived as a younger sibling in the ski world, somewhere families went to learn to snowplough, but inevitably, a bit like all […]

Chalet Savoie Faire

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 […]

Ballintaggart Farm

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 […]

Cosying up for winter

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…

The search is on for the perfect Scottish Christmas…

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 […]

An Art Day

If I am honest – one of my favourite days. We really packed it in – we were on a mission – catching the 9.30am train at Drem we met up with a small selection of the North Berwick Art Collective – apart from me, an alarmingly talented, amazing bunch. We started off at the […]

Living room progress

Doing up our own home includes a number of challenges. Firstly our house is quite odd. It is just not ‘off the peg’ in any way. Neither a classic modernist design, nor a period beauty, it is a unique 1970’s house that we love, but feel was never given quite enough thought. The living room […]

Bloom & Wild

Flowers are one of the most vital tools of my trade, as crucial on a photoshoot as lunch and biscuits, so I was delighted to be invited by Bloom & Wild to the recent Edinburgh Gossip Girls (EGG) event, a flower arranging masterclass by the amazing Nikki Tibbles. Nikki was one of those responsible for […]

French Country Style in Scotland

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 […]