Baby Bluebellgray

Yay – I am sure you have not had a enough of baby news by now this week??

Another happy addition and many, many congratulations to an absolute favourite designer of mine, Fi Douglas, who gave birth to a baby boy…please visit her stunning website Bluebellgray

I love Fi’s work more and more all the time, I am re-visiting her home with you, a year later, to share the wonderful news, please enjoy further images of her Glasgow home below…

Living room

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Kitchen

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A perfect summer treat.

Our old house

Our old house was a lot smaller than our current home – I had no complaints though – we were terribly happy there – because of the minimal square meterage, we could afford to make it exactly as we wanted it, splash out on expensive flooring for the minute hall… ‘Completion’ was not a problem – turn around and it was finished – marvellous!

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We had a lot of fun with the kids rooms…I must have had so much time??

Children's rooms

I painted a mural in my son’s room…

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and for both children, I created a large, framed collage of their playgroup daubings (I mean masterpieces…!)

Our house was near Sainsburys, a favourite shop still and their interiors stuff has really taken off. I never resolved one of the living room sofas: throws had to be permanently stapled onto a lumpy second hand effort, if only I had seen their ‘Portobello sofa’ in Aubergine…it would have been such a perfect finishing touch and such a reasonable price.

This is a sponsored post provided on behalf of Sainsbury’s. With a great sofa range and furniture available online, they have everything you need to put your personal stamp on a property however large or small.

Summer’s here

And it seems quite definite…certainly here in Gullane, the beach is buzzing, everyone here is golf mad anyway, but now that we are hosting the British Open – like NOW – that has upped a notch and some…

We are all enjoying our gardens, it really is heavenly sitting out here, because it honestly never gets too hot, we always have a sea breeze and let’s face it, you can just jump in the sea if it does get unbearable.

I wanted to show off a coastal style garden in this weather, designed by a friend of mine, Gillian Polley. An Edinburgh based garden designer, imaginative, distinctive, creative and reliable…definitely someone to call on should you need some help.

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This garden designed by Gillian ticks so many boxes for me: she has salvaged an ugly old garage, creating a beautiful seating area; it is a sociable space, great for entertaining, but tranquil too, should you find yourself with time on your hands. I love the light heathery palette and her reliance on texture to add interest. She has created a beautiful framework on which the happy owners can work on themselves for years to come.

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Fee Storey shoot

Thrilled to be shooting for Red magazine, the Edinburgh home of Fee and Adam Storey, owners of Edinburgh Design and Lifestyle shop Life Story

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Fee and her beautiful miniature Dachshund ‘Bertie’

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Took the liberty of taking some ‘happy snaps’ during the shoot…Such a special story: Fee’s route from studying textile design at Edinburgh College of Art, to setting up her own fashion and home accessories label, Alphabet and then taking the next, absolutely obvious step of opening a shop in Broughton Street to house her work will make great reading.

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Do drop in and have a look round next time you are in Broughton st, a choice selection of beautiful home wares sit side by side with Fee’s own designs – it is on the corner of London st…be prepared to fall in love with Bertie, as I did – you will be back!!