Style Tips

Very flatteringly, I am often asked for advice – Maybe I am more qualified than I realise after all these years. So here goes…

monochrome living room

My No1 tip and I truly believe this, is to decide on a style and stick to it.

Deborah Gordon, owner of the above living room is a master of this approach!

All too often I see homes where the owner has NOT committed… the result being a sort of terrible uncertainty… The furniture all ends up very bland with practical, beige surfaces fighting for attention.

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What wood you lay?

One of the biggest decisions in any renovation is the flooring. A considerable expense in a large area and the basis of the whole look and atmosphere of your home.

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Laying wood throughout gives you the perfect neutral starting point from which you can go in any direction, whether you want your home to be traditional, to show off period features to their best or contemporary and edgy, wood will work for either.

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Jessica Buckley

In the latest issue of 25 Beautiful Homes you will find a gorgeous Edinburgh apartment, belonging to a fantastically talented interior designer, Jessica Buckley.

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After a few years of globetrotting, working in property investments in exotic destinations, she finally trained as an interior designer at the Sydney School of Design. The sunshine she has garnered from her travels and experience just pours in to her Edinburgh apartment.

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A Country Hideaway

Nestled in the Borders countryside, Heather Kiernan’s home is a startling discovery. A Victorian Villa, that she shared with her late husband for twenty five years. They lived happily with the decor they chose together in the 1980′s. ‘Laura Ashley was all the rage’ Heather remembers. When he passed away, she knew it would be good for her to have a fresh start, but instead of moving, she embarked on a radical update.

Living room

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Glamping anyone?

Very, very proud of a feature we have done for the current Coast magazine, the April issue…

outdoor kitchen

It is about the Glamping facilities in the breathtaking surroundings of Cambo House, on the East Neuk, just by St Andrews

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