Minimalism

Minimalism emerged during the modernist movement, with a reaction against overindulgence and the exclusivity of the art and design world, instead focusing on the notion of ‘less is more’. Architect Miles Van Der Rohe was one of the initial innovators of this design aesthetic with refined skyscrapers, the use of ‘new’ high quality materials (concrete,…

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How To: write a client questionnaire

As a designer, getting to know your client in order to provide their ultimate dream decor can be a truly challenging task. The early stages of the design process involve a wide range of ideas and inspirations that inevitably will be narrowed down into the alluring  space your client could never have conceived of themselves,…

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Ballindalloch Castle

Continuing on my tour around some of the most remarkable and magnificent castles in the Scottish Highlands – next up was Ballindalloch Castle. Erected in 1546 and resorted in 1850, the castle is situated in the heart of Speyside and known as the ‘Pearl of the North’, with the River Spey and Avon running through…

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Antique Shopping

One of my absolute favourite things about moving up to the Scottish highlands is the great mix of antique and vintage finds tucked away in little treasure troves like this place, a stones throw from Inverness, just off the A9. A charming collection of everything from furniture to smaller collectible pieces, it is a step…

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White Palette

All-white schemes within home interiors have always been considered a safe and sound base that you can add style and character to – a blank palette in which to express your style. However, the idea of keeping your space plain and neutral has become increasingly popular within design as simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

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