Timorous Beasties

Thrilled to interview co founder of this global textile brand Paul Simmons on an Instagram Live recently. We were in the same year at Glasgow School of Art, 1984-1988, with Alistair McAuley, the other founder of Timorous Beasties and share a lot memories We natter on for an hour, not realising that Instagram cuts off […]

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 […]

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 […]

Saving Graces Interiors

I want to introduce a guest today on Great Scottish Indoors: Antonia Burnett. Her interior design studio, Saving Graces is based in Dundee. Antonia and I became friends through my Interior Design Toolkit. This lovely lady totally ‘got’ the concept and very kindly recommended it to a number of her clients. She recently wrote this beautiful […]

Bo Concept Storage

I know my aim during lockdown is to make my home as serene and elegant as possible so that, should we be allowed to travel again, I can easily rent my home out for the regular golf events that take place in our village or maybe do another house swap again, an amazing experience… Once your […]

Mel Chambers

I recently dropped by the extremely welcoming and calming home of Mel Chambers, a friend in North Berwick who has set up a business called ‘Calm Your Clutter‘.Mel is a mother of five children, some have left home to study by now, but even so her home has always had to house seven people and […]

Luxury Bedroom Trends 2020

I am delighted to have been asked to work with Juliette’s Interiors again. A company based on the Kings Road in London who are at the forefront of today’ design trends. They have asked me to create a mood board for my dream luxury bedroom, based on my favourite 2020 interiors trend, using one of their beds […]

Wedding Anniversary outing

Well, we really over-egged it this year – the 16th February marked 24 years – no big deal I know, but we received a tsunami of gifts and invitations. Crystalski invited us to return to the village in the Dolomites where we had our honeymoon, read about it here. Our family invited us to lunch […]

Scaramanga Xmas

I realise I am always going on about these people, but some companies just really fire up my imagination. This is the kitchen in the owners home – There is so much to love about this room – the colourful cupboards, the original Coolio pendant lights. I honestly think a trip to their destination business, […]

Bracing your home for winter

Yep, it is definitely on the way Last year I wrote a post about how Cosying Up For Winter can be achieved with lavish interior design themes.. From inviting brass beds, to rich indigo walls, and lush accessories, these all evoke a sense of cosiness. But aside from these decorative elements, you will also want you to […]

Bathroom Trends

I had lots of lovely feedback and chat about my bathroom goals post – I was sharing my thoughts on my dream bathroom, where money was no object. I was talking about my ‘next house’ where magically the seller had installed a top of the range Philippe Starck bathroom. In this post I would like to […]

Autumn Styling

Summer is officially over, our children are settled at university, the nightly Love Island fest in Douglas’s office (nothing to do with him I assure you) is firmly in the past and his office is an absolute mess. The dual purpose ‘Party Central/Beating Heart of our Business’ combination that our beautiful garden building has to […]