Category Archives: Interior Design

Bringing it all back home – 1960′s interiors revisited

    A new coffee table book showcasing a cool and kicky collection of 1960’s images from House & Garden magazine’s archives is far removed from the interiors of my childhood. House & Garden: Sixties House by Catriona Gray (Conran, … Continue reading

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Country Christmas Living Fair comes to Glasgow

  Blankets from SoCosy Tomorrow I’ll be stepping into the pages of Country Living magazine when it comes alive at its Christmas Fair in Glasgow’s SECC over 19 -22 November. Although I live in an urban apartment block, that doesn’t stop me … Continue reading

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Soft focus on Scottish Alpaca Label

More often than not, when I’m pulling together my weekly interiors page for The Herald magazine, I come across an independent Scottish business with a global reach. My most recent discovery is the Samantha Holmes label, one of the longest … Continue reading

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Be it Nairn or Newton Mearns – put your home in a New York state of mind  

This is from my Herald mag interiors page 14th March 2015 Lush Life   IN A NEW YORK MINUTE   With evocative names such as Manhattan, Madison, SoHo, Chelsea and Brooklyn, the New York Stories wallpaper collection from the Sandberg Studio … Continue reading

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Skip Change – remadeinbritain.com launches

Here’s my Herald interior page from last Saturday. Love this new new ‘repurposing’ site, plus cushions from The Glasgow Art School Shop, a Banksy chair  and there’s a few suggestions for alt Christmas trees. Supersized Salvage   From the discarded to … Continue reading

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Spice up our homes with decorations that keep the darkness at bay

It’s coming on Christmas and thought I’d share some of the boxes of delights featured in my weekly interiors page in The Herald magazine. Been meaning to do this for ages as I see so much in the way of … Continue reading

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Fuschia Perfect – Zandra Rhodes interview

Zandra’s designs have been worm by Debbie Harry, Freddie Mercury, Helen Mirren, Kylie………. It’s not every day you meet a fashion icon but when I was back in Glasgow last week I had the good fortune to interview Zandra Rhodes, … Continue reading

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Celtic Connections

First foot it into 2013 by introducing subtle Scottish elements that are more Alexander McQueen than Maw Broon COSY CALEDONIAN A canny colour palette of bracken, heather and stone, provides the backdrop for a Derwent Etienne Medium Sofa (1249.99), Ledbury … Continue reading

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Contemporary Country

There’s something about these turn-of-the-year months that make us hanker after a relaxing rustic idyll. Contemporary country style is all about the sort of relaxed simplicity that works as well in a modern urban apartment as it does in a … Continue reading

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Oh Christmas Tree

Dogwood by Jim Dunbar (www.jimdunbar.co.uk) Oh the responsibility of decorating the Christmas tree. It’s like the smell of coffee – promises so much but doesn’t quite deliver when the aromatic beans turn into a bitter beverage. Anyone passing my living … Continue reading

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