An Interior Design Retreat

Having always wanted to be an interior designer since I was a small child I was absolutely delighted to be asked to attend a week long interior design course at Juliettes Interiors on London’s Kings Road. For a country girl like me, this is an absolute dream. A week in London? Yes please! A week […]

The Mysterious Art of Interior Design

Watching the latest episode of The Apprentice, which entailed designing a hotel room interior. I was a mix of bewildered, despairing and ultimately, lost in admiration, for the real life interior designers I work with, who are artists really. I regularly talk up the work of Jessica Buckley, whose eye for colour and verve with […]

Pop Create

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 […]

Christmas on Deeside

I am going to leave you with a fabulous Xmas story from Royal Deeside, just published in the current issue of Country Homes & Interiors. The owner, Gillian Alexander, has undertaken a beautiful renovation of her home.

Style Tips

Very flatteringly, I am often asked for advice – Maybe I am more qualified than I realise after all these years. So here goes… My No1 tip and I truly believe this, is to decide on a style and stick to it. Deborah Gordon, owner of the above living room is a master of this […]

Tell me why I don’t like Mondays…?

Excellent meeting recently with interior designer, Sally Homan, www.robertson-lindsay.com Doug and I were both really impressed by Sally’s passion for design and her knowledge of trends. Here are the images from the shoot, from one of her projects, that was ultimately commissioned, I am not sure what day it was on in the end….. So […]

A Castle Cottage Christmas

In Scotland on Sunday today! Stuart and Carla Henderson’s lovely home in North Berwick! Stuart and Carla own and run Castle Cottage, an Interior Design business that specialises in high quality upholstery www.castlecottage.net Definitely worth a visit for anyone looking for beautiful Xmas gifts, bang on trend fabrics and wallpapers, Farrow & Ball and superb […]