A clear winner

Every so often I come across a house I would dearly like to live in. You would think this would happen all too often in my job, but actually I am a contented soul and very happy to come home, but I did think twice leaving this place.

I honestly think it was the louvred end wall that functions as a room divider between the kitchen and living room that got me. It is painted in a beautiful trio of Farrow & Ball colours: Pelt, Brassica and Plummet, and lights up to stunning effect in the evening.

We styled and shot the house for KBB magazine. It was designed and built by well known Edinburgh developer and kitchen supplier Colin Wong, owner of Development Direct.

The space and structure that Colin has created here, at the end of a quiet cul de sac, in a leafy Edinburgh suburb is just incredible. The light, the attention to detail, the layout are all gorgeous. He won two awards for the house for the kitchen and the bathrooms. The staircase alone is a work of art.  Colin created the staircase from a old tree that was felled from the grounds of Holyrood Palace.

Surrounded by treetops upstairs, it feels so natural climbing the rough hewn stairs – a yoga balcony on the first floor looks out onto the trees and the garden.

Furnishings and lighting had been careful selected by the owner from Catalog Interiors Edinburgh’s top destination for contemporary furniture and home ware.

The colours are so lush, greens, warm greys and amethyst…

I love, love, love that rug… Have I ever mentioned that my engagement ring is an amethyst?

Other colours pop up as well… emerald, teal – I am so drawn to the painting above the bed and zingy lemon.

The bathrooms, also designed by Colin and supplied by Development Direct, add further magic throughout the house

Would you want to leave?


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