Luxury Bedroom Trends 2020

I am delighted to have been asked to work with Juliette’s Interiors again. A company based on the Kings Road in London who are at the forefront of today’ design trends. They have asked me to create a mood board for my dream luxury bedroom, based on my favourite 2020 interiors trend, using one of their beds […]

Umi

We were invited to sample a new Japanese restaurant in Edinburgh, Umi, in Stockbridge. I honestly could not have been more excited – I lead a very quiet life and a night out in Stockbridge just felt so glamorous!The restaurant had a classic Japanese interior, complete with cosy nooks where you sat down below the floor…Gorgeous mood lighting […]

A chic break in Elie

Such a lovely destination – this sunny village, central to a string of  fishing villages, on the sparklingly pretty East Neuk of Fife, Elie is undeniably chic. With its beautiful south facing beach, fabulous beachside homes, it is Scotland’s answer to St Tropez if you ask me and a great base to explore from. The […]

Wedding Anniversary outing

Well, we really over-egged it this year – the 16th February marked 24 years – no big deal I know, but we received a tsunami of gifts and invitations. Crystalski invited us to return to the village in the Dolomites where we had our honeymoon, read about it here. Our family invited us to lunch […]

The Dolomites Super Ski Area

Out of the blue, Douglas and I received a wonderful invitation, Crystalski asked us to write about the Val Di Fassa, a dramatic valley in the stunning Italian Dolomites where we spent our honeymoon. Result!! We were asked to  relate our adventures as empty nesters, compared to our honeymoon and our experiences skiing with our […]

Happy New Year – Happy New You

Well, we have just about recovered from Christmas. We look very chipper here as an extended family and you could be fooled into thinking that we are all ‘on orange juice.’ Errrr, no!! Definitely not. We hosted Christmas and love our family but we also did a number of fun, but exhausting Christmas shoots for various […]

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 […]

Scaramanga Xmas

I realise I am always going on about these people, but some companies just really fire up my imagination. This is the kitchen in the owners home – There is so much to love about this room – the colourful cupboards, the original Coolio pendant lights. I honestly think a trip to their destination business, […]

Bracing your home for winter

Yep, it is definitely on the way Last year I wrote a post about how Cosying Up For Winter can be achieved with lavish interior design themes.. From inviting brass beds, to rich indigo walls, and lush accessories, these all evoke a sense of cosiness. But aside from these decorative elements, you will also want you to […]

Scandi decor with a Xmas twist

With great pride I want to show you around my wonderful friend, Donna Caira’s home. It appeared in the November edition of Style At Home magazine. Donna’s children are exactly the same age as mine and are both at university now and her husband, Anthony has moved to Qatar, where he is  head pro at Education […]

Bathroom Trends

I had lots of lovely feedback and chat about my bathroom goals post – I was sharing my thoughts on my dream bathroom, where money was no object. I was talking about my ‘next house’ where magically the seller had installed a top of the range Philippe Starck bathroom. In this post I would like to […]

Autumn Styling

Summer is officially over, our children are settled at university, the nightly Love Island fest in Douglas’s office (nothing to do with him I assure you) is firmly in the past and his office is an absolute mess. The dual purpose ‘Party Central/Beating Heart of our Business’ combination that our beautiful garden building has to […]

Bathroom goals

I am delighted to enjoy a long time association with UK Bathrooms, they have placed an icon in my ad column for many years and they are my go-to resource when writing about bathrooms for magazines, which is very much my bread and butter work.They recently asked me to comment on the AXOR brand of bathroom […]