When choosing a kitchen, most people nowadays will play safe and buy a white one. Bright white, off white or cream. Either sleek and contemporary or a shaker style to create a more traditional look. A super expensive one or a cheaper version from Ikea. This is then usually combined with some neutral, grey or … Continue reading Creating stylish, eclectic kitchens with colour
Oh, I can drool over pictures of bathrooms on Pinterest, as I'm sure many of you do as well. We had our own bathroom redone two years ago and we went for something quite simple and timeless ourselves. Still, I can't help going Oh! and Ah! when flicking though images of bathrooms with a lot … Continue reading Eclectic bathrooms: blue mosaic tiling, copper pipes and vintage accessories
I have a slight obsession for rugs. Beautiful oriental ones, faded rugs, Turkish kelims, bold colours, rich patterns and weaves. I like the handicraft in the folklore ones, the work that has gone into them. If you want to give your home some true soul, investing in a good quality rug is a good start. Here a few … Continue reading Give that floor some love. Rugs that matter.
There are a zillion things to do when you're looking for Easter themed activities around here. Egg hunting at every castle estate around the Shire is one of them! If you fancy something a bit different this year - or you're just not that much into chocolate (is there such a thing?) - here's a … Continue reading Urban cool on Easter Sunday in Aberdeen: street art and vintage
Recently I had the pleasure to redesign a boys bedroom in a beautiful house in Stirling. The boy is turning twelve soon, a teenager, so it was time to change his room into something a little more grown up. Thankfully some things were already pretty good to work with, including a black cast iron bed … Continue reading Project: from kids room to teenage boys hangout
Design project I recently had the great opportunity to work with some lovely clients in Aberdeen, who asked me for help with the redesign of their living room in a ground floor Victorian apartment in the city centre. A beautiful living room is must be said; with the characteristic high ceilings, giant window, wooden floor … Continue reading How to create a dark dramatic living room
Design project As a give-away price on Facebook last year I offered to create a free design for someone's room of choice and I was delighted to be asked to come up with ideas for a living room in a wonderful old house Laurencekirk. High ceilings, lots of character - and a very inspiring interior already. … Continue reading Rockabilly on a budget
If it is as big a success as last year's, I'd better hunt for some extra stock! Come down on the weekend of 3-5 February to the old church hall in Kirkton of Rayne, as there will be plenty of treasures and bargains - old or new - to be found from various local traders. … Continue reading 3-5 February: Big Sale Weekend
So I was tidying up the other day and stumbled across some photos of when my husband and I first moved into our house nine years ago. Our house is a detached 1930s granite house in an Aberdeenshire village. It has a kitchen extension built by the previous owners. The decor at the time was … Continue reading How to paint a dated traditional wooden kitchen
I know, I know, Halloween hasn't even been yet and we're already talking about Christmas. It is many people's favourite season though, something they really look forward to each year - especially when it comes to decorating the house. For those itching to get those garlands up, this is for you. However, even if you … Continue reading Did I say the C word? The Christmas Shop is open!