Sue Bourne

If anyone is looking for a beautiful home in the West End of Glasgow, please have a look at this gorgeous four bedroom flat currently being marketed by Rettie West End. Sue bought this property as a Pied a Terre in her home town whilst working as a successful documentary film maker in London. She […]

Fiona Monk

As you know we have sold our home and we are slowly house hunting and looking for inspiration. I wanted to give you a glimpse of my friend Fiona’s home, she also lives in the beautiful seaside village of Gullane where we live. Fiona bought her home as a new build in in 2006 and […]

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 […]

Amy Shirlaw Interiors

Brought up in a home drenched in colour and pattern, Amy’s mother was a professional hotelier and a pioneer actually of the boutique hotel movement here in Edinburgh, so she has been immersed in exotic wallpapers and bold paint colours since she was a small child. “I went on to study Art History and worked in […]

Scandi decor with a Xmas twist

With great pride I want to show you around my wonderful friend, Donna Caira’s home. It appeared in the November edition of Style At Home magazine. Donna’s children are exactly the same age as mine and are both at university now and her husband, Anthony has moved to Qatar, where he is  head pro at Education […]

On Our Doorstep

Not a day goes by without my thinking what a beautiful place we live in and how lucky I have been to bring up my children here. Forgive me if I sound smug or braggy – I assure you I have experienced plenty of misfortune, but bringing up my family in East Lothian, on Scotland’s […]

Rachel Henderson Interiors

At last we have reached the final of Scotlands Home of the Year. An occasionally painful journey – I know I am not the only person to have been arguing with the tele during the last few weeks. There was a worthy winner: I have already covered Lesley’s home, the White House in an earlier post.  It […]

The White House

Thought I would show you a closer look of another beautiful contender from the enjoyable BBC TV series, Scotlands Home of the Year, that Douglas was also extremely privileged to photograph. This is a view of the house that the TV programme did not have time to dwell on. The judges were too busy admiring the […]

Clarabella Christie

A bit of ‘behind the scenes’. You arrive on shoots sometimes and you have to wildly tidy. I do not find this awkward, I have children, I know what it is like to have their gorgeous artworks on the fridge and lego and socks and trainers everywhere. Sometimes you have to slightly mess the place […]

LBA Studios

Every now and then we come across a design studio so inspirational it can completely alter your perspective on what is possible with a domestic building. This was why I was so keen to meet the director of Edinburgh architectural practice Studio LBA because I had been admiring some projects they had undertaken, for a while. […]

Emergency Services

Looking for a holiday home in Tignabruaich, the idyllic yachting village on the West Coast of Scotland, designer Mark Brunjes, came across a disused 1960’s fire station. He snapped it up, aware of it’s unique potential and decided to project manage the conversion himself.The result is a stunning, contemporary, seaside home, with Ibiza overtones. He added a […]

The Blue House

I have to say there is something very, very nice in this weather about living in a seaside village in Scotland. Plan for the day: quick morning at my desk, before an EGG working lunch in Edinburgh, home for an afternoon swim in the sea, then a shower, change and off out for dinner! Yes, […]

A Perfect Finish

Sometimes we come across a house and it just stays with us. We are left in awe by the sheer work and imagination of the owners. This house is on the coast of Fife – yes Fife! The owner spotted a run down 1970s chalet in poor repair, overlooking the sea and bought it. The […]