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, […]

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 […]

Clarabella Christie

A bit of ‘behind the scenes’. You arrive on shoots sometimes and you have to wildly tidy. I do not find this awkward, I have children, I know what it is like to have their gorgeous artworks on the fridge and lego and socks and trainers everywhere. Sometimes you have to slightly mess the place […]

My lighting wish list

I believe that lighting makes a house a home. I suffered from migraines in the past and harsh lighting makes it impossible for me to relax in the evening, however grand or opulent someone’s home might be, delicious the food or plentiful the drink, if the lighting is not right, you just feel as if […]

Nettles Cashmere

To celebrate my new monthly column on the beautiful blog Decor8 where I have been asked to showcase contemporary Scottish Interiors, I thought I would post a particularly spectacular Highland home belonging to fashion designer, Jeanetta Rowan Hamilton.   Tucked away, north of Helmsdale, far off the beaten track, this jewel like fishing lodge is the perfect […]

The Magic of Scaramanga

I just cannot get enough of this Fife based, vintage and interiors salvage company Scaramanga. They import beautifully distressed antiques, mainly from India. I was fascinated to hear that they have been the go-to supplier for props buyers around the world for ten years now and was delighted to hear of their latest starring role […]

A Spoonful of Vintage

For the second time Doug has photographed the home of retro lifestyle duo Helen Monaghan and and Ian Hughes. Together they run a business called Vintage vendors selling their wares at vintage fairs. Living and breathing 1950s style, this uncompromising couple have recently bought a 1950s apartment on the seafront in Edinburgh and, of course, […]

Star Sparkles

Why can’t I have a business selling sparkly converse trainers to the stars?? Probably because I lack the vision and creativity that Pauline Clifford has…It is just not fair…while I am slaving away replying to emails, confirming shoots, Pauline is customising shoes with gorgeous Swarovski crystals for people like Paris Hilton…Hmmm… www.starsparkles.com Doug photographed her […]

ESPC feature

Facebook followers will know that I am featured in the magazine this week, EPSC the Edinburgh Solicitors Property Centre. They very kindly describe me as an ‘Interiors Expert’ which was a wonderful boost I have to say. They ask why I blog and I explained that ‘it serves as a useful portfolio for Douglas, that […]

Scaramanga

Beautiful shoot in the latest 25 Beautiful Homes of the family home of Carl and Emma Morenikeji, owners of wonderful salvaged furniture and homeware company, Scaramanga. What I love about their furniture is that it could work well in so many different styles of homes – vintage obviously always looks good in a period property, […]

Caroline Key

Along with gardening, dontcha think ‘upcycling’ is just so ‘now’?? It’s what we are all doing…or would like to be doing if we had hours of spare time and could be bothered…. My upcycling efforts are a bit like my gardening…sort of going on more in my head, than actually, magically transforming lots of quirky […]

Pedlars – The Gladstone Experience

A hell of a lot better than the ‘M&M’s experience’ that my children dragged me off to last time I was in London….if you are after some Christmas shopping ideas you simply cannot do better than click on www.pedlars.co.uk….or visit one of their gorgeous shops. Doug had the wonderful experience of actually photographing Charlie and […]