The Garnhams

Delighted to introduce you to a young couple who, in their spare time, have immersed themselves into a creative vector that is at once, delightfully mesmerising and incredibly refreshing. Rachelle, by day, is marketing manager of the fast growing fashion and shopping app Mallzee. Ben is a maths teacher, who uses the school holidays to fulfil his creative inclinations.

It started with their wedding, a couple of years ago now, when they decided on a theme of pale blush pink and rose gold…

I love the arrow that pointed guests in direction of the bar!

The framed poem above, was recited at the ceremony and has been turned into a piece of beautiful calligraphy. Look carefully at the chest of drawers and you will see that the handles have been replaced by the couple with folded pieces of soft white leather fastened with brass tacks. Typical Rachelle and Ben!! You are lost in admiration in their company. They created lots of fun props and beautiful typography for the event, which looked like an absolute blast, by the way, the wedding gallery, halfway up the stairs, depicted below is a wonderful testament!

The industrial style kitchen is from Ikea, the roll of brown paper for shopping lists and reminders  was inspired by a  favourite restaurant in Edinburgh.

Realising that they had produced some wonderful momentoes, they were determined to keep them and at the end of the day, bought them home. They quickly observed that they made a beautiful addition and resulted in a more soothing interior than their their already existing, favoured choices of soft grey and silver, ‘we had to change everything’ Rachelle laughs!

Both Being real ‘detail people’, she was not joking though and out went all the chrome and in came an abundance of gorgeous rose gold and brass accessories. Even the dish rack is brass. ‘We had a lot of fun finding things that would work for the new scheme’ Rachelle recalls.

Upstairs, the coved ceilings, give the flat a real ‘London attic’ feel I think…

Downstairs the rooms are classic ‘Edinburgh tenement’, with high ceilings and dramatic period details.

I love this glamorous bar cart, from Wayfair. The ultimate ‘Rose Gold’ detail!The star of the shoot was certainly their beautiful honey coloured dog, Poppy, a Lhasa Apso, she managed to be in most of the shots and definitely co-ordinated well with the interior.

The full shoot can be seen in this months Ideal Home magazine, June 2018.


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