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 […]

One Alchemy House

How lucky am I that because I write this blog I can just connect with professionals and people passionate about interiors, anywhere in the world and write about them, and I do regularly. However, when am writing to people who live a couple of hours away, like this lady in Perthshire, Jennifer Devaney, the creative […]

A welcome retreat in Aberfeldy

You might have gathered from my recent post about the launch of the Interior Design Toolkit that I have been under a little bit of stress lately. I am sure most people would have handled the whole thing much more ably, but Doug and I have been at sixes and sevens over instruction  leaflet typos, […]

Ballintaggart Farm

For my first post for this new rebranded blog I would like to show off a feature that we shot last winter for the current edition of Country Homes & Interiors magazine. We got to know Chris and Rachel Rowley when we photographed and wrote about their Edinburgh kitchen from which they operated the popular […]

Ballintaggart Cook School

Perthshire’s latest foodie destination. Ballintaggart Farm is a new venture set up by the couple behind the fabulous Edinburgh supper club, Charlie and Evelyn’s table, Chris and Rachel Rowley. Aiming to provide gourmet catering and aspirational, user-friendly cookery courses and workshops. I felt very spoilt to receive an invitation to attend a course here last […]

Tyrella Nash

Autumn is definitely upon us and to get you in the right mood I thought I would show you a beautiful Perthshire home, such a pretty place at this time of year. The owner, Tyrella does a very successful supper club in her home – everyone raves about them You can just imagine the delicious […]

Seasons Greetings

‘It’s Christmas!’ I mean ‘it’s July’, but it is now that editors start panicking about their all important December issues….which means that we are on first name terms with our local Christmas tree farmer – Willie Robertson at Beanston. There is nowhere better in East Lothian to buy your tree and every year we buy […]

Highland cottage

Obviously my next story has got to be a perfect, cosy Scottish home…..meet Catherine Henderson, Glasgow-based interior designer, her work has a wonderful aesthetic. She is able to transform living spaces using dramatic colours and fabrics that are really unexpected www.catherinehenderson.com This is her Highland retreat. So cosy and relaxing! I have just spoken to […]

The Granary

The mains of Taymouth Estate has been in the Menzies family for generations and the current owners, Robin and Irena are working really hard to make it work for the Twenty-first century. They have renovated all the old buildings on the estate into beautiful holiday properties…www.mainsoftaymouth.co.uk The properties vary from small cottages and apartments to […]