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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Luxury Bathrooms

An ever growing trend in interiors over the last few years has been recreating the luxurious ‘hotel style’ bathrooms in ones own home. I can show you some of these key factors that are out of the ordinary and can be recreated to help you truly take the time out and enjoy a peaceful atmosphere.…

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Soho House

Originally set up as a private member’s club in 1995, Soho House has grown into a global brand, opening 17 clubs around the world that puts comfort at the forefront of its design. People quickly took note of the restful yet stylish spaces, and as the brand grew so did the sophisticated and eccentric interiors.…

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Coffee Table Styling

As an interior design student I am always looking at the smaller details to pull a room together, creating a space that is delightful, stylish and eye catching. One of the easiest ways to personalise and style a room, is to focus on the coffee table – using unique collected pieces, scented candles, impressive coffee…

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Purist Style

Modern life in which daily pressures, a chaotic lifestyle and an over stimulation of our attention and senses take precedence, it is a relief to have a home that is simple yet authentic in its design. A place in which there is clarity of intention in the overall design as well as the smaller details.…

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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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