Tobias Oliver Interiors

Tobias Oliver Interiors

Delighted to include this beautiful interior design studio and showroom in the South East section of the Interior Design Toolkit Design Directory. Definitely ‘Luxe’ in style, I interviewed the owner, Tobias Trigg, about his work and his very special set up. AG: Please tell me a little about the USP of Tobias Oliver Interiors what […]

Dorota's kitchen

Dorota Beckett kitchen

I came across this kitchen and shared it on my Facebook group Home Style Hub because it ticked so many boxes for me and solved so many problems. it is a long narrow room and my home has a couple of long narrow rooms. There is no ‘must have’ island unit, instead the owner has […]

Facing a panel

Panelling was developed historically as an effort to insulate and decorate old stone buildings. It can be extremely ornate, incorporating carved, gothic patterns or very simple and minimal. Panelling can complement any style of building. I love seeing it in contemporary homes. Preserving existing panelling in a period property is an obvious decision to me, […]

Sarah Jane Hemsley

I cannot help wondering whether being born or brought up on Bute gives you an innate talent for textile design? Situated in the Firth of Clyde, the island is steeped in history. There is such an array of landscapes: deep green hills, covered in heathery pinks, lilacs and creams, leafy forests, sandy beaches and rocky […]

Mary Jane Baxter

I have a real scoop here! My colleague, fellow journalist, crafter and maker, Mary Jane Baxter has a book coming out in Spring 2021 Sew On The Go and I have been lucky enough to secure an interview and share her amazing story with all of you – my lovely readers. No – you are […]

My WTIO Bucket List

Wow – just read an awe inspiring blog post by an interiors writer and abundance coach, Victoria, editor of the Manifestation Collective. The post is entitled ‘Writing My When This is Over (WTIO) Bucket List. She explained that we all need one – a bucket list to look forward to, just like the build up […]

Surviving Lockdown – Part (ii)

Menu planning The shops are bare and there are queues outside, so it makes sense to me to plan, plan, plan. I am aiming that everything we buy we eat; there should be no waste and no ‘buying things we do not need’. Our shopping list contains only things that we are actually going to […]

Surviving Lockdown – Part (i)

My Personal Routine The focus of this blog is normally to celebrate interior design and travel. However, I would not feel human if I did not comment on the current, incredibly challenging situation. I am no expert and I realise that everyone’s situation is completely different, but if I say one thing that resonates with […]

Saving Graces Interiors

I want to introduce a guest today on Great Scottish Indoors: Antonia Burnett. Her interior design studio, Saving Graces is based in Dundee. Antonia and I became friends through my Interior Design Toolkit. This lovely lady totally ‘got’ the concept and very kindly recommended it to a number of her clients. She recently wrote this beautiful […]

Bo Concept Storage

I know my aim during lockdown is to make my home as serene and elegant as possible so that, should we be allowed to travel again, I can easily rent my home out for the regular golf events that take place in our village or maybe do another house swap again, an amazing experience… Once your […]

Mel Chambers

I recently dropped by the extremely welcoming and calming home of Mel Chambers, a friend in North Berwick who has set up a business called ‘Calm Your Clutter‘.Mel is a mother of five children, some have left home to study by now, but even so her home has always had to house seven people and […]