A change is as good as a rest

Or is it? I very much want to do a blog post about my move, a huge thing in my life, we got the keys to our new home at the end of June. I feel I need to share this experience as it is so relevant to my subject matter. I have learnt so […]

Van Life

Welcome to Scotland Thariea and River Paige! Their story has really caught my eye. They have a stunning Instagram feed @slowlywild, where they document buying an old Bournemouth council bus and turning it into their family home in which they plan to travel with their three young children, in the UK, at present, and once […]

Hidden Bothy Designs

So lovely to discover this gorgeous new range of hand made Scottish furniture this week thanks to a pop up event in the event space on St Stephen Street in Edinburgh. Hidden Bothy Designs was started by Alice Loudon and her partner Duncan Birse. Both find constant inspiration from the Scottish landscape. The couple are […]

Mairi Helena

I first met Mairi on a photoshoot in her beautiful Edinburgh home. She is a wallpaper and fabric designer with a growing reputation. We had a real giggle and have stayed in touch over the years thanks to our shared love of all things design and interiors related. I have loved watching the Mairi Helena […]

Lilly Meikle Art

Lilly Meikle initially studied film and photography in Brighton and then trained in art therapy on a post graduate course at Roehampton university in London, from which she graduates this summer. She had known she wanted to be an art therapist since she was a child, which is extraordinary, as it is quite an unusual […]

Stòr Living

So excited to hear about a new online homeware store Stòr Living. It was set up, here in Scotland, by my lovely friend and designer colleague, Donna Caira, in partnership with her daughter, Julia, I could not wait to hear more and was delighted to nab an early interview with Donna about their new project. […]

10 reasons why Carrie Symonds needs to do my course

I know we can all feel a bit lost and uncertain when it comes to interior design: some of us will be confronted with the scarily blank walls of a new build, some of us with a house that is in badly need of repair. Carrie has been challenged with the leftovers of the previous owners […]

Love Macrame

Anyone else or is it just me? I do not actually have any macrame but I would really like some! And actually, getting to know Isabella Strambio has made me realise that with a wee bit of effort and some patience I can actually make some myself, which is something I would absolutely love to […]

Kerrie Griffin, The interior Co

Having sold our family home and having a well earned break, by renting a beautiful house in North Berwick for a while, we have had the opportunity to seriously contemplate our next move. As you may have gathered I am finding this extremely difficult and I have been reaching out to all sorts of people […]

Cathy Dean Interior Design

Delighted to come across this fabulous designer based in Northumberland, Cathy Dean Interior Design. I first saw a hint of Cathy’s work in Edinburgh and was very struck by it and keen to find out more. Her work is so original and laden with drama. I am in awe of the way she transforms a […]

Modern Garden Rooms

You may or may not know, we are currently house hunting. I have a wish-list, apart from the obvious requirements of a kitchen, a living room, bedrooms and bathrooms, that I have been carefully reflecting on, ever since we sold our family home last summer – 1. It needs to be near the sea. We […]

Staying Sane in Lockdown Part II

Well, last week, in my post Staying Sane in Lockdown I sort of came clean about how far my standards had slipped from Sourdough-making Super Mum to Radio Rental Mum in less than a year. Weekly menu plans?? Errr sorry… Help yourself to crisps! Although, amazingly, despite selling our family home, the pandemic, our business […]

Staying sane in Lockdown

Looking through older posts here, here and here this should be called Surviving Lockdown Part IV. I seemed to be full of marvellous advice when this first happened with morning routines, shopping schedules and healthy menu plans… I had a beautiful home to manage all this, at the time, a huge garden and my very […]