Hygge is a Danish and Norwegian word for a mood of coziness and comfortable conviviality with feelings of wellness and contentment. As a cultural category with its sets of associated practices hygge has more or less the same meanings in Danish and Norwegian, but the notion is more central in Denmark than in Norway Bringing hygge pronounced hue-gah in the home is actually really easy. … Continue reading Hygge interiors
Covid 19 has brought out the best and worse in people during lock down. I personally have tried to focus on wellbeing, and doing things that I love outwith the virtual world. Working on a screen all day for work can be draining. Doing something more hands on has helped to keep my mind creative and inspired. I associated screen time with working now, and … Continue reading Painting is a passion
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
Lets talk zoning! I have to say in the six years I’ve lived in our wee hoose, we have never spent so much time phyically within its walls. We work, we travel, but how much time do we actually spend here!? Well now thanks to COVID 19- loads of time…which is great! I think that this time both my husband and I have spent at … Continue reading Rezoning our home- FORWARD PLANNING
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
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
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.