Scottish Interiors Showcase

Had a fabulous day at Dunblane Hydro last week, at the Scottish Interiors Showcase, drinking in fabrics and wallcoverings from far and wide …useful to educate myself and had a lovely lunch and catch up with a favourite colleague!

Not all the exhibitors had travelled far though – was wonderful to acquaint myself really closely, at last, with the Glasgow based textile studio Voyage

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Have been intrigued by the company for a long time – great to find out more.

Great to catch up with the folk at Tektura

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They have promised to let us see their extraordinary wall coverings, normally used in hotels, bars and restaurants in a domestic setting…can’t wait…my colleaugue’s Godfather actually started Tektura in the 1970’s, so there is a personal fascination there…

Loved the Harlequin stand…

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This is their ‘Jardin Boheme’ range…

There were so many people I am looking forward to following up…Barker & Barker, Charlotte James, Osborne & Little, Vincent Sheppard

A gorgeous bathroom

Keep writing about kitchens…what about the bathroom? Not exactly the heart of the family home, usually, more a valuable sanctuary from the chaos of the heart of the family home I think!

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A luxurious bathroom does not need to be huge, actually, a more sumptuous result can be achieved more economically in a small space – you can afford to choose much more extravagant finishes if you only have a square metre of flooring to cover!

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Similar, contemporary sanitaryware can be found at BathEmpire

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The owner, has used tiles of the same colour and texture on both the floor and walls to create a cohesive look, but has used them in a variation of shapes and size to add interest.

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The shower enclosure cleverly makes the most of the height of the ceiling in the middle of the room.

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A super finishing touch is a really smart radiator. At BathEmpire you will find a solution to suit any space or style.

Rachel’s Kitchen

Coastal colours, ice blue, pebble, sand and vanilla work so beautifully together in this pretty Glasgow kitchen…another creation by architect Karen Parry

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Featured in the latest edition of Beautiful Kitchens magazine. The owner, Rachel, was brought up on the Isle of Lewis and solves her homesickness by surrounding herself with beautiful seascapes and the colours and textures of Hebridean beach life.

Light, but practical Kashmir Granite tops painted Tulipwood cabinetry by DeCourceys Kitchens. Limestone flooring with underfloor heating, ensure that this light drenched room is cosy all year round.

‘Karen’s portfolio reflected the style that we were looking for and she was very much on our wavelength’ says Rachel.

Over and over again, Karen comes up with a solution that is family friendly and just works!

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Absolutely stunning feature in the March 2014 issue of Ideal Home about the home of Dundee designer Sooz Gordon

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‘I can’t get enough bold colour’ is the feature headline!

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Throughout the flat, over and over again she proves her sensibilites…She has started holding ‘style surgeries’ to share her craft. ‘I want to dispel the myth that interior design is intimidating and only for those with large houses and budgets.’

A sentiment that I hugely support and these stunning images prove, without a doubt.