Kitty The Vintage Caravan

Summer is coming it’s time for a road trip or a vintage tea or a wedding!

And you will not find a better vehicle than Kitty for any of these ventures.
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Pop Create

A sprinkling of summery weather has got me out in the garden recently and I know someone else who is doing a major garden overhaul, not very far from me. The amazing Anna Baltzer of Popcreate.

We are both very fortunate to live on a stretch of stunning coastline just outside Edinburgh, we live in neighbouring villages and the surrounding scenery is a constant source of inspiration.

Anna is a brilliant photographer and takes beautiful portraits of babies and children on location or in her home studio.
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Playing the (interiors) game

I am always very flattered to be asked for advice: I do see a lot and I have collected a mine of design information and knowledge over the years, so friends often ask me for my decorating thoughts. I have actually put together a decorating ‘game’. People seem to love it, so I should really try and publish it, I could probably put something together online actually.

Delighted when people find it useful: there really is nothing more satisfying than seeing someone putting their home together with a knowing flair and avoiding expensive mistakes and they often, very kindly, assure me that it is thanks to my game.

One such friend is the beautiful Kate Brown, her attractive house in Haddington has been home to her and her daughter for a number of years now and she knew that it needed a radical makeover. Tired and edging towards shabby rather than chic, she was starting to panic and planning to wildly overspend as she felt desperate measures were required.

She invited me round and we played my interiors game. It got us off to a flying start and enabled Kate to see her home with a fresh and much more informed eye.
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Nikki McWilliams

Famous as the creator of the Custard Cream cushion and more recently, cover star of the current Homestyle magazine, designer, Nikki McWilliams home is the epitome of youthful Scottish style: fun, bright and welcoming.

Full of striking vignettes, Nikki’s witty, kitsch collections are a joy.


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Vision Board Workshop

I did something very powerful recently, I went on a Vision Board Workshop. Led by psychologist, Emma Calvert aka Miss Manifestation

Miss Manifestation

I knew I would enjoy it. I have always visualised and have written things down that I want, in black marker, on a white board above my desk for a while now and I always get them – scary! I can remember Madonna saying ‘be careful what you want because you might get it’…
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