Show Home Love

Don’t you just love a show home? I certainly do, the experience of padding around a beautiful house or apartment, luxuriously appointed, softly furnished to the max…

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You might be house hunting, you might be looking for inspiration or you might just be having a nosey and nobody minds!

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You can imagine yourself living there – a fresh start – completely devoid of the overflowing detritus of your real life.
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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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Tessa MacGregor

Love artist’s homes especially when they are as cool and quirky as my friend Tessa’s. It is in the September issue of House Beautiful magazine, in the shops now and not to be missed.

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Inspired by attending a one day master class with Islington based interior designer, Abigail Ahern, who I have become absolutely fascinated by since hearing all about her from Tessa, the decor in her Edinburgh home is bold and deeply soothing.

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Martin & Frost

Had a lovely evening recently at the new Martin & Frost, at Edinburgh’s Fort Kinnaird. I am fascinated by retail, so I went along to the opening with interest. I am always keen to champion good design and quality workmanship.

I was delighted to find all sorts of iconic brands in the flesh: Ercol for a start

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They had a wonderful selection of this incredibly fashionable furniture.

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Edinburgh Penthouse

Head East from the centre of Edinburgh and you very soon hit water. In recent years, ambitious developments have been built in the area, to take advantage of the sea views. A lot of the apartments were sold as shells and bold, imaginative buyers were able to take them on and do whatever they wanted! The area is peaceful and quiet, surrounded by the sea…

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