Nothing new, I know but there is nothing like it for adding style and individuality to your home. You might not be fortunate enough to have a brick wall to play with when you first move in, but with these beautiful brick veneers there really is nothing stopping you.
A rustic choice such as this, is perfect for this cosy family kitchen.
Smart white brick is always pretty, inside or outside… Read more…
Invited by my friend, Caroline, for an afternoon of total indulgence, to the new Spa at Archerfield, a local golf club, just along the coast from us. We nearly crucified ourselves carving out said afternoon, between various children’s winter coughs and colds, exam weeks, birthdays, xmas, not to mention husbands, work and housework (what’s that?), it was not easy. Thank goodness it was just me she invited – the thought of having to fit this afternoon around anyone else’s domestic schedule, just does not bear thinking about.
Anyway, we made it and what a wonderful afternoon we had. Stepping in to the glazed entrance, you were immediately transported to a wonderful world of flagstone flooring, salvaged and distressed wood, linen, logs, chalkiness and salt, yes, salt…complete with underfloor heating of course, with the odd bit of fur flung in…
The soporifically comfortable lounge
Hey…it’s a bit like my house?? Except a lot nicer!!
Designed by world renowned Spa expert Sian Parry Jones. Please, please, please can Sian come to my house and make it like Fletchers?? Every detail was beautiful.
A mirror made from an old Parisien window frame
Yes, I want my dressing table to be like this. And I want this box for my hairdryer… and this very functional, very ‘industrial chic’ chair…Oh yes…and treatment room lined with salt tiles…
Interiors ‘Angel’ Vikki Bruce allowed us to turn her house upside down for a shoot. It was a cold wintery day and we had to pretend it was summer for the June issue! Keen to promote her faultless builders Craigs Eco Construction Ltd www.craigsecoconstruction.co.uk who painlessly renovated this farm building in Fife, belonging originally to her husband’s family, into this gorgeous home. Please contact them for any project that you are undertaking that requires care and attention and a careful eye kept on the budget. They really do deliver.
Vicki in her gorgeous open kitchen
Vikki’s husband, Alex, enjoys a dream lifestyle promoting his company Adelphi Malt Whisky all over the world www.adelphidistillery.com With tasting notes listing scents such as bergamot, gentian, liquorice, orange, apricot, verbena, wild mint, nutmeg, ginger, pepper, vanilla, cinnamon, narcissus, crushed fruit stone, peony, bitter almond, pine resin, freshly mown grass and gunshot who could resist?
Her home is the perfect advertisement for the treasures available at her online shop – a remarkable cornucopia of beautiful home ware – step inside!
Check out the beautifully upholstered patchwork sofa in the corner – a speciality of Carey’s – now, who wouldn’t want one?
Carey has enjoyed so much success at Fairs and Events that she gave up her Edinburgh shop, the Lion and the Elephant, and concentrates on her online business and her presence at Country Fairs. Her beautiful gifts and up-cycled furniture are really unusual, they work very obviously in a traditional, cottagey setting, but equally well in grander homes and as an accent in a contemporary space. Her chairs are so cool!!
We would love to see it, please email me snaps and a description. I would love to either share any great ideas with my readers or even create a feature for a glossy magazine. We are always on the look out for lovely homes and room projects.