A freshly painted mural

I have always advocated decorating with original artwork. A hand painted mural is a wonderful way to add serious individuality to an interior, so for this post I have interviewed decorative artist, Serena Holliday, from Wall Stories London In my last post, which you can view here I showed you round the festive home of […]

Fenella Interior Design

Thrilled with our Christmas feature in the latest 25 Beautiful Homes about the gorgeous home of interior designer Fenella Cockcroft. The house is surrounded by the farmland she grew up on, ‘my family have lived here for generations’ Fenella shares. ‘My mother still lives nearby, and I was brought up just over the hill from […]

Summer reading 2022

For me there is no point in having a beautiful home unless I can read in it. I cannot relax unless I have a good book on the go – it is almost like a drug for me. I do get quite stressed sometimes and the older I get the more I realise how helpfully […]

Beekeepers Cottage

So delighted with our latest feature for Grand Designs magazine – yay we made the cover! The owner, Kate Atchley, is a beekeeper and has built herself a contemporary home in the Scottish Borders. The house references the timber construction of a traditional beehive in a garden. There is a kink in the design to […]

Catherine’s Vineyard Cottages

I have got to know a lady in Hungary who, like me is half Hungarian, but unlike me, is the great, great, great grand daughter of Charles Dickens, on her British side. She is a global ambassador for the Dickens family, and has also set up a home and business in Hungary called Catherine’s Vineyard […]

Tim Stevenson

Absolutely thrilled with our latest feature in House Beautiful magazine. I discovered artist Tim Stevenson when I saw a write up about him in the Sun newspaper: he had used acrylic teal kitchen cupboard door fronts from Ikea, as flooring, in his beautiful, brand new, purpose built studio. They were on sale in bargain corner […]

Modern Garden Offices

If there is one thing we all want at the moment it is a Garden building where you can escape and concentrate. I am thrilled to share our advertisers, Modern Garden Rooms, new arm to their business, Modern Garden Offices A brilliant concept, enabling purchasers to simply design an office for themselves for their garden […]

Mauve & Mocha

Another recent feature was about the home of Joanna Kerr, owner of brand new online homeware store Mauve & Mocha. Inspired by their journey renovating a beautiful but dated bungalow on the outskirts of Edinburgh, Joanna and her husband, Paul, have both set up new businesses of their own. Prior to having children Joanna worked […]

Rukmini Patel

I wanted to share a little bit more about our recent feature in the March issue of Your Home magazine about interior designer, Rukmini Patel and her recent living room makeover. The magazine needed a spring living room and I knew that Rukmini’s soft colour palette in the sitting area, open plan to her kitchen, […]

The Hare In Winter

Wow – the campaign to Save Our Pub is honestly nearly there – do check here to see how much we have raised! Once we have raised enough to buy the building, approximately £200,000, we will just go ahead, as we are confident, that there is enough support in our community to raise the money […]

A gorgeous hallway

I am trying out a new routine with this blog: I am going to post features as they are published. So last week I showed off the gorgeous Georgian townhouse in the current Period Living magazine. Sounds obvious, I know, but for various reasons I am usually much more random than that I am afraid […]

Sharon & Gavin

A Georgian Townhouse in Berwick Upon Tweed

This quiet town located on the border between Scotland and England is not to be underestimated: steeped in history, its possession changed hands several times over the centuries between the two kingdoms. The centre is a warren of elegant Georgian streets and squares and is ringed by the fascinating medieval town walls. At the head […]

A converted chapel

We photographed and styled this beautiful property in a village in North Northumberland for Period Living magazine recently and it appeared in the January issue. London based journalist, Stephanie Smith, got in touch and introduced us to the owner Dean Keyworth and his husband, Gavin Hilton and we were intrigued. I had seen the house […]