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
Creating unique storage ideas can help bring a bit of character to a space. Like this IKEA unit. It was really easy to assemble. I then ordered pin feet from an online manufacture based in England. They lift the unit slightly and give it a contemporary look. One thing I would say is, I needed to add a little bit of support in the center … Continue reading Creating unique storage
So…my challenge this year is to send as little to landfill as possible this Christmas. I know it’s going to be difficult…but if I’m thinking about it maybe you are too. I think the biggest impact could be wrapping paper. I have chosen this year to use recycled paper for my presents. I just bought a roll of recycled brown paper from WH Smith £4.99 … Continue reading Happy Eco Christmas
It truly doesn’t surprise me that a house in the Scottish Highlands has been awarded RIBA house of the year. I might be slightly biased, as I come from Scotland, however I think that it is a very inspiring part of the world and I feel that the space compliments the surroundings perfectly. Designers should think of the context to which their building / space … Continue reading RIBA House of the Year
I love an antiqued mirror, they are very much in style right now, and buying them from interior shop can cost a fortune….however charity shops are full of unloved mirrors…why not create your own! It’s so much fun, and very easy. Every mirror comes out different, and this is due to the properties of the black paint on the back of the mirror itself. The … Continue reading How to antique a mirror! Easy!
Within our homes we like to have quirky and timeless curios that evoke personality and have an interesting story. Emma Studio is an amazing Edinburgh based artist who creates unique and interesting vases’ and interior pieces from coloured cast concrete. I think they are charming, and a great way to bring colour into any space. It also makes me feel good to know that I … Continue reading Supporting Scottish Artists
Setting out frames doesn’t have to be hard, but taking a bit of time to think about the arrangement would help you go from novice picture-hanger to interior designer extraordinaire. My first piece of advice would be to lay out all the items on the floor. And make sure you have ALL items you want to have on the wall…adding on and adding on can … Continue reading Setting out frames