Rachel Richmond

Rachel moved to Edinburgh from Oxfordshire in 2015 leaving behind a successful interior design partnership to be closer to her husband’s family in Scotland. In record time she set up a new practice Hen & Crask, offering the same highly individual, bespoke service to her Scottish clients. She has since set up a second partnership […]

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 […]

LBA Studios

Every now and then we come across a design studio so inspirational it can completely alter your perspective on what is possible with a domestic building. This was why I was so keen to meet the director of Edinburgh architectural practice Studio LBA because I had been admiring some projects they had undertaken, for a while. […]

A Day Out in Edinburgh

Living in the countryside and being a total home lover, venturing out is not something I do a lot of. I love village life and walks along the beach and being a writer, I do have to be careful: unless you are actually sitting at your desk for long periods of time, not a lot […]

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 […]

2more Heads

We love keeping in touch with people we photograph and hearing their news when they set up a business or move house. Just as wedding photographers often happily follow up with baby photographs, sibling’s weddings and friends, we do too. So we were delighted when we met  Catherine and Cameron McCallum, the owners of this […]

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 […]

The search is on for the perfect Scottish Christmas…

Every year at this time, we put feelers out, looking for homes to shoot at Christmas to publish next December. If you have a home in Scotland that you feel really comes to life at Christmas, please, please drop us a line. That is what my friend Jo did. Here is her Edinburgh home. We […]

An Art Day

If I am honest – one of my favourite days. We really packed it in – we were on a mission – catching the 9.30am train at Drem we met up with a small selection of the North Berwick Art Collective – apart from me, an alarmingly talented, amazing bunch. We started off at the […]

The Mysterious Art of Interior Design

Watching the latest episode of The Apprentice, which entailed designing a hotel room interior. I was a mix of bewildered, despairing and ultimately, lost in admiration, for the real life interior designers I work with, who are artists really. I regularly talk up the work of Jessica Buckley, whose eye for colour and verve with […]

Wallpaper in the kitchen?

This is an absolutely surefire way to add individuality to a kitchen. Is your kitchen chosen on a budget? Or one that is already there and you cannot afford to change? Leave it and splurge on some gorgeous wallpaper instead. Imagine being able to enjoy some of these designs from Cole & Son while you […]

Pop Create

A sprinkling of summery weather has got me out in the garden recently and I know someone else who is doing a major garden overhaul, not very far from me. The amazing Anna Baltzer of Popcreate. We are both very fortunate to live on a stretch of stunning coastline just outside Edinburgh, we live in […]

Cooking in colour

Magazine editors often request “a kitchen with a bit of colour”. The reason being that a kitchen is an investment and most of us like to play safe: a white kitchen won’t date, you are unlikely to tire of it – you can always change the decor if you do, of course, and as a […]