After a candid conversations with some work colleagues realising that out of us all… I was the only one who knew what ‘coorie’ was….regular term used at home. I realised the modern trendy term of hygge (hopefully not offending Scandinavians) which everyone has been talking about… Is something alot of us embrace in everyday homes across Scotland and the world alike. “to snuggle, nestle.” It … Continue reading Hygge & coorie
Wow its been a very strange year. 2020 is a year of reflection, emotion, motivation & creation. Taking a moment to step back from the rat race and the struggle to stand out and be counted. It has almost levelled the playing field, giving us all a chance to take stock of the important things to us all. For me; Wellbeing, family and home-where ever … Continue reading 2020 the year of personal revolution
Creating the right environment / ConceptConsidering what you want your bathrrom (or any space) to be is an important starting point for any design. I had decided that this space was to be my ‘Calm’ space for relaxation & wellness after a busy day at work, where I could close the door & be at peace. Being a lover of the outdoors it seemed … Continue reading Bathroom Renovation Project
2020 has been a very funny year so far, a bit like something from a disater movie that you would never dream of being caught up in. It has allowed people to think about their homes in different ways, and work out needs over wants. Taking myself as an example- Creating a multi functional livingroom/ diningroom with enough space saving ideas to allow ‘oor wee … Continue reading Interior Trends 2020
Something that has been haunting me for a few weeks now, is how much we are all missing human interaction – yet we never spoke to our neighbours. We long for face to face contact, and yet sitting on the train everyone has always had their faces firmly in their phone screens- never thinking to look up and smile at the person opposite you. Late … Continue reading PANTONE PREMONITION
Soooo…. I’ve finally finished my bathroom. And honestly if I could spend my whole day in my bath, I absolutely would. I’m so proud of it and the rearranging the sink & radiator was so worth it. Now onto my next challenge! Kitchen/livingroom. Unfortunately the rearranging of my full downstairs space is going to mean making sore sacrifices when it comes to furniture, as I … Continue reading Kitchen planning
Christmas time is a great time of the year to snuggle… Eat loads and open your presents for santa! For the last two years I’ve decided to decorate recycled wrapping paper ( to be recycled again) for my present wrapping. It’s a little bit more effort… But I want to feel like I’m making a small step to saving the planet… Even at Christmas! Here’s … Continue reading Save the planet this Christmas.
Life is so busy, I find myself constantly over stimulated with work, family and trying to make time for friends. Then squeezing in some time for me… Which always comes last. And I know it shouldn’t, but I that’s how my brain works. This week I’ve felt the city somewhat suffocating me. All I want to do is drive away…back the Skye.. Glencoe or Plockton … Continue reading Biophillic design vs Real nature
Hello!! It’s been a while since I’ve posted a new blog. We’ve had a tiring couple of months…Holidays…Work… Life… Our wee bathroom is finally starting to feel well balanced. The colours & finishes are almost right with a few pieces to finish off Skirting painted & secured New ceiling trim Plaster waste pipe boxing Paint waste pipe boxing Prime & paint windowsill Install Tom Raffield … Continue reading My little world
I have to say the last few weeks at work have been probably the most challenging I’ve had in my career. Keeping with up the 21st century as an interior designer- learning to create cgi images- isn’t for the faint hearted or motion sick. We live in such a fast paced environment where ‘time is money’ and life needs to just slot in somehow. I’m … Continue reading Work life balance-finding the little things that make you happy.