Happy New Year 2021

Well I have never felt less sentimental at the end of a year, EVER. I am very blessed that my personal losses were minimal, but of course we still face a lot of uncertainty this year. I have gained as well though: I seriously believe that we deepened our connection as a family and found […]

A heart warming housing story

I was really thrilled to hear of an old primary school in Glasgow being transformed into gorgeous affordable homes for local people. The project was undertaken by Home Group Scotland, one of the country’s largest housing associations.┬áIn October 2004, the school said goodbye to pupils for the last time. Facing an estimated repair bill of […]

Suzi’s Hall

Love, love, love helping peope style their homes. My eagerness to help led me to create the Interior Design Toolkit. I realised that people get a bit lost with their interiors because they don’t quite know what style they are. The toolkit helps you identify your style and make more confident decorating decisions. I now […]

Money For Nothing

My new TV guilty pleasure! My brilliant friend Rachel Henderson is due to appear on two episodes of BBC One’s Money for Nothing as one of their experts this month, Monday 2nd and Thursday 5th November at 3:45pm A trained textile designer, Rachel has just launched her own range of eye popping DIY homeware kits […]

John Amabile

I recently interviewed the well known Glasgow based Interior designer and TV presenter John Amabile. You can enjoy the interview here on Instagram live. I loved finding out more about John, his amazing background and his plans for the future. I have long admired his almost sculptural ability with soft furnishings. Like many people I […]

The sofa

The focal point for the home. Probably the most prominent piece of furniture you will buy, the most important being your bed in terms of the amount of time you spend in it and the affect it can have on your health. Your sofa does not need to be expensive, there are bargains galore on […]

Timorous Beasties

Thrilled to interview co founder of this global textile brand Paul Simmons on an Instagram Live recently. We were in the same year at Glasgow School of Art, 1984-1988, with Alistair McAuley, the other founder of Timorous Beasties and share a lot memories We natter on for an hour, not realising that Instagram cuts off […]

Mid Century Modern

Loved visiting this exhibition at the Dovecot Studios. Open again after four months of lockdown, the gallery has returned with a real sense of safety and airiness in place. You are advised to book online as they are restricting numbers, but should you turn up as a passer by, you are likely to be given […]

Little Big Bell X Barnardos

So excited about this fantastic initiative – a joint project between the children’s charity, Barnardos and Dr Geraldine Tan, NHS Consultant by day and super successful Interiors Blogger, Little Big Bell, by night (or sometimes the other way round!!) Lockdown has prompted a marked increase in interest in our homes: over the last 6 months […]

Robyn Park Interiors Wardrobes

This lady caught my eye on Instagram Robyn Park Interiors I have a ‘thing’ about panelling and we all need wardrobes – why not panel them!! I caught up with Robyn by email and asked her about this beautiful project and a little about her practice. She moved into her home in Aberdeen only a […]

A shower room in Budapest

Well, the renovation is well under way. We have knocked a wall down between what was the kitchenette and the cramped shower room, to create a much more luxurious bathing space entered from the hall. We are creating a walk-in shower, the space is quite tight, but by choosing a long, narrow shower tray and […]

Budapest studio

You may or may not know that I am half Hungarian and that Doug and I own a small studio apartment in Budapest. We bought it partly as an investment and partly to have a home there, which we really enjoy. We have owned it for 10 years now and it is a little run […]

One Alchemy House

How lucky am I that because I write this blog I can just connect with professionals and people passionate about interiors, anywhere in the world and write about them, and I do regularly. However, when am writing to people who live a couple of hours away, like this lady in Perthshire, Jennifer Devaney, the creative […]