Marie Antoinette Style

The impact that the Queen of France had on decorative arts was significant and it ushered in a ‘golden age’ of French art and design during the Neoclassical period. Originally from Austria Marie became Queen at the young age of 19 and was infamous during her time in the monarchy for lavish spending, frivolous extravagance…

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History of Styles- Empire

SOCIAL HISTORY A period of time defined by the declared emperor Napoleon and his regime over France. Following the French Revolution there was political conflict and disorder and after the abolishment of the monarchy there was space for new authority – Napoleon Bonaparte seized this opportunity to rise through the ranks. During what was known…

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The Cluanie Inn

In the year of the ‘Staycation’ I decided to tick off the 3rd location I have visited by Black Sheep Hotels and have a weekend away at The Cluanie Inn. Situated at Glenmoriston, this guesthouse is part of a remote wilderness, a stop off point between Invergarry and Kyle of Lochalsh on the way to Skye, it truly is a…

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Chintz Style

Often thought as more of a traditional style, Chintz is now commonly featuring in our modern homes in a colourful and exciting way. Whether it is an appreciation of nostalgia as we have all been at home in lockdown or this ‘Granny Chic’ style coming squarely back into fashion right in time for Spring –…

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Rokeby Manor

When hotelier Sanjay Narang paid a visit to the Scottish Highlands on holiday, he was left disappointed with the hospitality and accommodation he stayed in – so much so that he decided to take things into his own hands and invested in the development of three brand new hotels last year. These are now part…

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Traditional Highlands

When you image a country home in the Scottish Highlands, images of traditional tartans and cosy fireplaces may arise – a country home and its traditional styling. Within our home we have a predominately modern rustic aesthetic, but upon closer inspection we also pay homage to Scotland and our surroundings with some traditional highland touches.…

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