Craft Scotland Summer Show

A fab festival destination, is the Craft Scotland event promoting makers, on the second floor of the beautiful White Stuff Boutique on George Street, Edinburgh. I was invited a to a VIP blogger event and was simply blown away by the beauty of the pieces and the creativity and charm of the makers I met.

Orkney girls

Pictured above are both collections by Orkney designers, chatting away to Kirsteen Stewart, we realised that we had sat next to each other and chatted over lunch in Spitalfields Market two years ago at London Design Week.

mood board

Kirsteen then led us all through the process of making a mood board, an invaluable activity if you are doing anything creative, doing up a house, any work project, I am going to make one up for the Autumn/Winter collection for the French clothes I sell, to inspire my customers.
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Pittenweem

Another must go destination that runs alongside the Edinburgh Festival is the amazing Pittenweem Arts Festival, August 6th – 14th, in a stunning fishing village in Fife’s pretty East Neuk, the whole village literally opens their living rooms to hold art exhibitions, many residents are artiest themselves, but many are not and simply allow their homes to be used.

Jo MacFarlane Art

A remote exhibitor, Jo MacFarlane, has opened her home in nearby Anstruther, home to the famous fish and chips shops, so certainly another worthwhile stop off – you can have too much art…
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Interior Design Trends 2016

There is one trend for me this year – metal…

Copper wallpaper

Copper toned wallpaper in a luxurious show home in North Berwick…

Copper chimney breast

This is an original copper chimney breast in a beautifully restored 1960s villa…
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A Whiter Shade of Pale

Just wanted to show off a house that is in the latest issue of 25 Beautiful Homes, August 2016. It is a style of home that really appeals to me: the owner, Linda, has boldly ‘gone pale’; creams, whites, greys are layered with linen and stoney textures…

Living room

The results are subtle, pleasing and restful. Linda has not compromised, she has not added ‘punchy accent colours’, she has simply committed to a look and not wavered, a quality I really admire in an interior.
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House for sale!

I do not often write about houses for sale, but we recently covered this beautiful apartment in the Grange area in Edinburgh for Kitchens, Bedrooms and Bathrooms magazine and the owners have decided to move. Have a look at the full details at Pagan Osborne.

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It really is ‘out of this world’, it literally has a very ethereal feel to it.
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