Little Big Bell X Barnardos

So excited about this fantastic initiative – a joint project between the children’s charity, Barnardos and Dr Geraldine Tan, NHS Consultant by day and super successful Interiors Blogger, Little Big Bell, by night (or sometimes the other way round!!) Lockdown has prompted a marked increase in interest in our homes: over the last 6 months […]

Robyn Park Interiors Wardrobes

This lady caught my eye on Instagram Robyn Park Interiors I have a ‘thing’ about panelling and we all need wardrobes – why not panel them!! I caught up with Robyn by email and asked her about this beautiful project and a little about her practice. She moved into her home in Aberdeen only a […]

Mindset and change

Does anyone else every now and then need a re-set? I am a very contented person on the whole, resistant to change, in fact, I fear change. When our children were little, we lived in a little house in Fairmilehead, I could not have been happier, we were surrounded by friends and the house was […]

A shower room in Budapest

Well, the renovation is well under way. We have knocked a wall down between what was the kitchenette and the cramped shower room, to create a much more luxurious bathing space entered from the hall. We are creating a walk-in shower, the space is quite tight, but by choosing a long, narrow shower tray and […]

Budapest studio

You may or may not know that I am half Hungarian and that Doug and I own a small studio apartment in Budapest. We bought it partly as an investment and partly to have a home there, which we really enjoy. We have owned it for 10 years now and it is a little run […]

One Alchemy House

How lucky am I that because I write this blog I can just connect with professionals and people passionate about interiors, anywhere in the world and write about them, and I do regularly. However, when am writing to people who live a couple of hours away, like this lady in Perthshire, Jennifer Devaney, the creative […]

Hickory Food

A delicious meal delivered to your door? Yes please! I was delighted to receive a fragrant meal on Sunday from Hickory Foods, a company that would normally be busy event catering. During Lockdown Hickory have pivoted to providing home cooked meals to a high standard, delivered to your door, at weekends in the Lothian region. […]

Tobias Oliver Interiors

Tobias Oliver Interiors

Delighted to include this beautiful interior design studio and showroom in the South East section of the Interior Design Toolkit Design Directory. Definitely ‘Luxe’ in style, I interviewed the owner, Tobias Trigg, about his work and his very special set up. AG: Please tell me a little about the USP of Tobias Oliver Interiors what […]

Dorota's kitchen

Dorota Beckett kitchen

I came across this kitchen and shared it on my Facebook group Home Style Hub because it ticked so many boxes for me and solved so many problems. it is a long narrow room and my home has a couple of long narrow rooms. There is no ‘must have’ island unit, instead the owner has […]

Facing a panel

Panelling was developed historically as an effort to insulate and decorate old stone buildings. It can be extremely ornate, incorporating carved, gothic patterns or very simple and minimal. Panelling can complement any style of building. I love seeing it in contemporary homes. Preserving existing panelling in a period property is an obvious decision to me, […]

Sarah Jane Hemsley

I cannot help wondering whether being born or brought up on Bute gives you an innate talent for textile design? Situated in the Firth of Clyde, the island is steeped in history. There is such an array of landscapes: deep green hills, covered in heathery pinks, lilacs and creams, leafy forests, sandy beaches and rocky […]

Mary Jane Baxter

I have a real scoop here! My colleague, fellow journalist, crafter and maker, Mary Jane Baxter has a book coming out in Spring 2021 Sew On The Go and I have been lucky enough to secure an interview and share her amazing story with all of you – my lovely readers. No – you are […]