Interior style consultations

Gosh, I have really got cracking with this. Having offered a session, rather shyly as a PTA ‘prize’, a while ago now, out of total fear, I thoroughly prepared for the session, really enjoyed it and whenever I mention it to anyone, they always say ‘ooh, can you do me’. I am not exaggerating. OK, I have only mentioned it to a few very, very bezzy friends – but honestly they all want me round!


My dear friend, Kate, has recently inherited some money from her late Dad, sad, of course, but lovely that she can improve her home and her life in his memory. She had already spent quite a lot on very basic, almost invisible, ‘must do’s’: a new boiler and central heating system; a new front door; new patio doors to the garden and a new bathroom.

Realising how very, very quickly money disappears and how easy it is to make mistakes, she asked me to come round and make sure that the money left, was well spent.
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Art On Canvas

Doug and I are getting quite hooked on printing artwork onto canvas. I think it is the thought that you can print simply anything which is so mind boggling. We were offered the opportunity to have a print made by Canvas Online for our office, which is to be the subject of a feature for Real Homes magazine.

Canvas in office

What could be more tempting? The results are fantastic… Our office looks like a gallery, I can only give a wee hint today, the full shoot will be revealed when it is published in June!

In the meantime Canvas Online are very kindly offering a 20% discount to readers of Her Indoors. Just use the code “indoor20” when you make your order. A great opportunity to think of some gorgeous images to have printed up for Christmas, either as really personal and original presents or to decorate the house…
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PAD Lifestyle

A new interiors studio in Edinburgh will literally ‘pop up’ in Glasgow this week.

PAD Lifestyle is fresh collection of designer fashion, furniture and home ware. With a shop on Howe street, in Edinburgh, and an online collection, the owner, Anna, has travelled far and wide to source chic and unique brands from across the world. Her home is an exquisite showcase for her new venture.

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Xmas? Not yet surely?

I know, it is only November, but for a lot of people, preparations are afoot. You might be making arrangements, planning your menu, starting to buy presents… There are lots of lovely Xmas Fairs coming up. I always go to Country Living and it does get you in the mood.

Edinburgh Xmas

The December issues are all out of course, the first to come through our door was the Xmas House Beautiful. It includes a feature by us, of an Edinburgh garden flat, in the Georgian New Town.
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Filling up

Once the flooring is down and you have converted your loft – what about furniture?

Oak furniture

Hugely important as well of course. Please, please do not buy everything from the inventors of the flatpack or a big department store though. One stop shopping kills the soul of a home and guarantees a bland result. Of course the odd thing from Ikea is great, they do come up with the occasional real gem, but a much classier result will be achieved by mixing it up. Start by acquiring some really chunky, good quality items from a good value online supplier such as

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