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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Rachel Richmond

Rachel moved to Edinburgh from Oxfordshire in 2015 leaving behind a successful interior design partnership to be closer to her husband’s family in Scotland. In record time she set up a new practice Hen & Crask, offering the same highly individual, bespoke service to her Scottish clients. She has since set up a second partnership […]

Sandra Vick Artist

I loved interviewing the artist Sandra Vick. We met for lunch at the fabulous Restoration Yard in Dalkeith – not too shabby – I do love my job! I had admired Sandra’s work for a while and had long been intrigued to find out more about it. How she had come to her subject matter […]

Dragons Den

Well, I have had a few requests to tell my story in detail. I am sure you know that I have recently launched a unique, completely new product called  the Interior Design Toolkit. It is the world’s first interior design card game and it helps people discover their personal interior style and thereby enable them […]

Mother’s Day

With Mother’s Day just last weekend, I have been having a very thought provoking time. To be honest, it really threw me. I am, on the one hand, conducting quite a big campaign trying to flog the Interior Design Toolkit, the product that Doug and I have launched – realising that it makes the perfect […]

Reparation

You will have gathered that my cousin, Gaby Koppel, has recently published her first novel Reparation Anyone interested in the very topical subject of starting a new life in a new country as a refugee, or  anyone who simply enjoys the always fun plot of a ‘whodunnit’ should definitely buy and read this book. As a thank […]

The Hunting Party

Looking for an enjoyable read over the festive season I came across The Hunting Party and decided to pop it on my Kindle. I was prompted to read it because it is about a group of thirty something chums, most of them Oxford graduates, who were renting a house in the Highlands for a New […]

Wendy Morrison

When you work in interiors it is good to have an inspirational interiors goddess living nearby. Rug designer, Wendy Morrison has made a home for her and her family in Dunbar, East Lothian. Wendy graduated in fashion from The Scottish College of Textiles at Galashiels and immediately gained recognition as a talented designer, producing top […]

Skimming Stones

Very excited to discover a new addition to Scottish textiles. Designer, Laura Tulloch lives in Banchory, in Royal Deeside and has launched a range of fresh printed fabrics, with a distictive summery palette called Skimming Stones. Interested to find out more about her and what inspired the collection, I asked her for an interview. Laura, tell […]

Leigh Bagley

I never take it for granted living on this beautiful stretch of coastline. Whenever visitors arrive they are in awe of the peace, the beauty, Gullane beach is our back yard, the incredible friendliness of this area and all on the doorstep of Edinburgh, a half hour train ride away, with Glasgow only another hour […]