Mary-Anne Gallo

Delighted to see our beautiful Xmas feature in the the latest, December 2021 edition of 25 Beautiful Homes. We shot the Edinburgh home of interior designer, Mary-Anne Gallo this time last year, knowing it was going to be published this Xmas. We arrived and Mary-Anne was perfectly prepared with stockings on the mantelpiece, her tree, […]

Carly Kyle’s Edinburgh Home

We did a shoot recently of a gorgeous Edinburgh terrace, owned by interior designer Carley Kyle. Carley studied interior architecture initially and then had a career break when her daughter was born and trained as a photographer as well. She has ably combined both careers with motherhood and during lockdown she started a line of […]

6 Great Things About Moving

My last post covered all the agony of our move, or touched on it at least – I did not want to upset anyone with too much detail! This week, I thought I would focus on some of the good things about moving. At the end of the day I can nip down a path […]

Mouse Cottage

So inspired by our recent feature in the May 2021 issue of Period Living magazine. The owner, Penny Kennedy, is a wonderful artist and a successful designer, she created a beautiful range of stationery for many years that included cards and wrapping paper. Penny bought her cottage near the pretty Perthshire town of Aberfeldy at […]

A Natural Pool

Have I mentioned my dream of moving to France? We are not just about to do this, but we plan to in a few years times. When we do, we are going to rent for a year. We are under strict instructions from friends who have moved to France NOT to buy straight away. Property […]

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 […]