The Magic of Scaramanga

I just cannot get enough of this Fife based, vintage and interiors salvage company Scaramanga. They import beautifully distressed antiques, mainly from India. I was fascinated to hear that they have been the go-to supplier for props buyers around the world for ten years now and was delighted to hear of their latest starring role […]

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 […]

Nikki McWilliams

Famous as the creator of the Custard Cream cushion and more recently, cover star of the current Homestyle magazine, designer, Nikki McWilliams home is the epitome of youthful Scottish style: fun, bright and welcoming. Full of striking vignettes, Nikki’s witty, kitsch collections are a joy.

Emma Clanfield

This stunning home in snowy Aberdeenshire, belongs to globe-trotting interior designer, Emma Clanfield. Emma was brought up in Scotland and has always had a base there, near her family, while she and her husband worked abroad. Decorated with rich colours and exotic textiles; it is furnished with salvaged finds from hidden corners of the Middle […]

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.

JOYCE

In the heart of Hong Kong, JOYCE Central has been the epicenter of Hong Kong fashion since the early 70s. It’s current president, Andrew Keith is an ex patriot Scot. Wishing to spend more time here with extended family along with his partner, Glasgow trained architect, Roddy Murray, the couple have restored an imposing townhouse […]

A Spoonful of Vintage

For the second time Doug has photographed the home of retro lifestyle duo Helen Monaghan and and Ian Hughes. Together they run a business called Vintage vendors selling their wares at vintage fairs. Living and breathing 1950s style, this uncompromising couple have recently bought a 1950s apartment on the seafront in Edinburgh and, of course, […]

A Whiter Shade of Pale

Just wanted to show off a house that is in the latest issue of 25 Beautiful Homes, August 2016. It is a style of home that really appeals to me: the owner, Linda, has boldly ‘gone pale’; creams, whites, greys are layered with linen and stoney textures… The results are subtle, pleasing and restful. Linda […]

Heather Nevay

Feeling very proud of a stunning feature in the latest Real Homes magazine, about artist Heather Nevay. Her home, a converted barn set in the woods above Tignabruaich, graces this months front cover. The raw materials remind me of a Tuscan farm building that you might see on an episode of Grand Designs. A work […]

Xmas 2015

It has just about been and gone now – for some reason, I was totally overwhelmed by xmas this year, I have not done anything terribly exciting: neither gone to an inordinate number of drinks parties or been on a fabulous trip abroad – I think just having a ‘normal xmas’ is just a bit […]

Tessa MacGregor

Love artist’s homes especially when they are as cool and quirky as my friend Tessa’s. It is in the September issue of House Beautiful magazine, in the shops now and not to be missed. Inspired by attending a one day master class with Islington based interior designer, Abigail Ahern, who I have become absolutely fascinated […]

Jessica Buckley

In the latest issue of 25 Beautiful Homes you will find a gorgeous Edinburgh apartment, belonging to a fantastically talented interior designer, Jessica Buckley. After a few years of globetrotting, working in property investments in exotic destinations, she finally trained as an interior designer at the Sydney School of Design. The sunshine she has garnered […]