Curious Egg

We have all dreamt of doing this, setting up an online interiors store, sourcing gorgeous stuff from artisans that no one has ever heard of, to help our fellow stylo-philes make their homes that much more unique. But have we bothered? No we haven’t!

But here is a lady who has, meet Lorraine Aaron, of Curious Egg. Lorraine has worked as a sculptor, a painter and public artist as well as teaching contemporary arts practice and running an art consultancy business. She has settled in Perthshire now and with her husband, Roddy, and set up her online store as way to share ideas about interiors and art as well as her fabulous finds.

Her aim is to bring art and interiors together in a relaxed and imaginative way by offering a small, carefully curated range of beautiful pieces. And I know how hard she has worked to achieve this.

She has also, alongside setting up her business, been renovating her home. A work in progress, but looking interesting. Lorraine made a dramatic start to her home when she completed her dining room, inspired by the Islington based designer Abigail Ahern who led the trend for dark, moody, enveloping spaces.

I asked her a few questions:
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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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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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Adding colour to your home

I know, I know, I am obsessed… one minute I am suggesting you add colour to your garden, next minute, your home – it is summer! I see over and over again homes that stand out and it is often for the same reason: a bold use of mouth-watering colour:

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Just look at this bedroom! It really is some blue isn’t it…? Nothing to be scared of. A beauty by Edinburgh interior designer Claire Barlas.

An apple green ‘Snuggler’ chair?

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Or a mulberry’ sofa? This room is by Dundee designer, Lynne Duffus. Her website is a cornucopia of Lovely Things
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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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