Mairi Helena

I first met Mairi on a photoshoot in her beautiful Edinburgh home. She is a wallpaper and fabric designer with a growing reputation. We had a real giggle and have stayed in touch over the years thanks to our shared love of all things design and interiors related. I have loved watching the Mairi Helena […]

Lilly Meikle Art

Lilly Meikle initially studied film and photography in Brighton and then trained in art therapy on a post graduate course at Roehampton university in London, from which she graduates this summer. She had known she wanted to be an art therapist since she was a child, which is extraordinary, as it is quite an unusual […]

Stòr Living

So excited to hear about a new online homeware store Stòr Living. It was set up, here in Scotland, by my lovely friend and designer colleague, Donna Caira, in partnership with her daughter, Julia, I could not wait to hear more and was delighted to nab an early interview with Donna about their new project. […]

It’s all in the detail – my interior design challenge!

As you know I am offering another course Creating A Perfect Home For You starting on Tuesday 18th May. Would be so delighted if you signed up. To give you a taste of what the course involves, I will be running a challenge in my Facebook group Home Style Hub this week, about Interior details. […]

10 reasons why Carrie Symonds needs to do my course

I know we can all feel a bit lost and uncertain when it comes to interior design: some of us will be confronted with the scarily blank walls of a new build, some of us with a house that is in badly need of repair. Carrie has been challenged with the leftovers of the previous owners […]

Mouse Cottage

So inspired by our recent feature in the May 2021 issue of Period Living magazine. The owner, Penny Kennedy, is a wonderful artist and a successful designer, she created a beautiful range of stationery for many years that included cards and wrapping paper. Penny bought her cottage near the pretty Perthshire town of Aberfeldy at […]

Jacobs & Dalton

Delighted to welcome our latest advertiser, Jacobs & Dalton, purveyors of a fabulous selection of sheepskin products. Benjamin Franklin, founding father of the United States stated that there are two certainties in life: death & taxes, I would like to add to that, in this period of extreme uncertainty, that sheepskins can add a true […]

A Natural Pool

Have I mentioned my dream of moving to France? We are not just about to do this, but we plan to in a few years times. When we do, we are going to rent for a year. We are under strict instructions from friends who have moved to France NOT to buy straight away. Property […]

Love Macrame

Anyone else or is it just me? I do not actually have any macrame but I would really like some! And actually, getting to know Isabella Strambio has made me realise that with a wee bit of effort and some patience I can actually make some myself, which is something I would absolutely love to […]

Kerrie Griffin, The interior Co

Having sold our family home and having a well earned break, by renting a beautiful house in North Berwick for a while, we have had the opportunity to seriously contemplate our next move. As you may have gathered I am finding this extremely difficult and I have been reaching out to all sorts of people […]

Cathy Dean Interior Design

Delighted to come across this fabulous designer based in Northumberland, Cathy Dean Interior Design. I first saw a hint of Cathy’s work in Edinburgh and was very struck by it and keen to find out more. Her work is so original and laden with drama. I am in awe of the way she transforms a […]

Modern Garden Rooms

You may or may not know, we are currently house hunting. I have a wish-list, apart from the obvious requirements of a kitchen, a living room, bedrooms and bathrooms, that I have been carefully reflecting on, ever since we sold our family home last summer – 1. It needs to be near the sea. We […]

Staying Sane in Lockdown Part II

Well, last week, in my post Staying Sane in Lockdown I sort of came clean about how far my standards had slipped from Sourdough-making Super Mum to Radio Rental Mum in less than a year. Weekly menu plans?? Errr sorry… Help yourself to crisps! Although, amazingly, despite selling our family home, the pandemic, our business […]