JOYCE

In the heart of Hong Kong, JOYCE Central has been the epicenter of Hong Kong fashion since the early 70s. It’s current president, Andrew Keith is an ex patriot Scot. Wishing to spend more time here with extended family along with his partner, Glasgow trained architect, Roddy Murray, the couple have restored an imposing townhouse in Edinburgh’s Georgian New Town.

Roddy Murray & Andrew Keith

They wanted something more characterful than their 1960s Hong Kong apartment, and the Georgian architecture drew them to the spacious, imposing house.

Sitting room

The result is dazzling in it’s originality. Read more…

Retail Therapy

Don’t forget to buy your house a xmas present!

Anglepoise

Gorgeous lighting is a must have for all homes. It is one of my favourite subjects, as you know. I know a fab, fab place in Edinburgh… Moleta Munro for exquisite, modern, more than up to the minute design. If you cannot make it in, they do sell online.
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The Presidents Home

Whatever happens in the next 24 hours it is going to be a sad day, when it comes, saying good bye to these guys…

Barack and daughters

Delighted to come across these images in Architectural Digest I was completely un-amazed at how beautiful the Obama’s apartments in the White House were… and of course, what makes the rooms so beautiful and so very ‘them’ are the art works…
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A Spoonful of Vintage

For the second time Doug has photographed the home of retro lifestyle duo Helen Monaghan and and Ian Hughes. Together they run a business called Vintage vendors selling their wares at vintage fairs. Living and breathing 1950s style, this uncompromising couple have recently bought a 1950s apartment on the seafront in Edinburgh and, of course, have furnished it in impeccable period detail.

1950s living room

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Racks of collectable vintage crockery and bric a brac are on display throughout their home.
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Bathroom thoughts

A bathroom needs to do a lot, often for a whole family. Redesigning your bathroom is an important step for your household and something that can add value to your property if you get it right. Bathroom design mistakes can be costly and tricky to rectify. The DM Design team at their Bathroom Showroom Edinburgh has created a list of really useful advice

Stick to a budget

Decide in advance what you want to spend.

Neat ensuite

You can do a lot on a tight budget, from a simple freshen up to a small space solution. If you have plenty to spend your bathroom is your oyster!

lavish bathroom
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