Focus: The Treehouse

Once thought of as a whimsical childhood play spot, the Treehouse has evolved into a contemporary design trend featured in hotels and unique Air B&B locations around the world. Constructed at height around a tree or within a forest, these designs are often formed around a concept of ‘tech free’ relaxation and ‘off-the-grid’ escapism. Treehouse…

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Monthly Recap – February

Happy Monday! After a slow start to the year, this was a busier month including birthdays, mini staycations and snow! FONAB CASTLE  The beginning of the month began with a weekend away at Fonab Castle, a Scots Baronial castle converted into a 5* luxury hotel situated just outside of Pitlochry. A small birthday celebration for myself…

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How To: Create a Coorie Home

In Beth Pearson’s book The Coorie Home: Beautiful Scottish Living she explores the notion of ‘Coorie’ and how we can incorporate this into our personal space. Coorie is a Scottish term to signify the cosiness and rural warmth of highland life and bringing this style into your interior is a simple and effective way of…

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Guest Bedroom Renovation Reveal

You know that room in your house… the one that regrettably develops into a dumping ground for all sorts of displaced bits and bobs. In our home, our guest bedroom had truly become a place that no one would want to spend any length of time in. Recently we finally got our act together and…

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Zero Waste Shop – Fiona’s Wholefoods & Refills

Zero waste is having a moment, with many of us no longer able to shy away from our personal impact on the environment, we are thoughtfully considering how, where, why and what we consume. Alongside our ever-growing eco consciousness there has been a gradual boost in ‘zero waste’ shops throughout the UK. Lucky for me,…

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How To: use Ticking within your home

Ticking is not known as a fabric of choice within contemporary interiors, but instead a staple of traditional country style homes – however Ticking stripes can be one of the most versatile and straightforward fabrics to incorporate into your space. A classic pattern that can be employed in an array of manners including within furniture…

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The Fife Arms – Artwork

One of the most exclusive and remarkable aspects of The Fife Arms Hotel is the display of marvellous artwork that adorns its walls. A showcase of contemporary and topical art by the owners Iwan Hauser and Manuela Wirth, otherwise known as Hauser + Wirth. Founded in 1992 the art gallery originally began in Zurich, however,…

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Cottagecore Style

Over the last year a ‘budding aesthetic movement’ known as Cottagecore has dramatically increased in popularity, primarily due to the pandemic and subsequent lockdown we all faced throughout 2020. Is it any surprise that whilst stuck at home people turned to their electronic devices in search of faraway, idyllic countryside images for a little calming…

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The Whispering Pine Lodge

Since relocating to the highlands, a couple years ago I have become a true believer in the ‘staycation’ and with the everchanging and spectacular Scottish scenery I love nothing more than a weekend away to discover the countryside whilst simultaneously taking time to put my feet up and relax. After visiting one part of the…

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Rental Style

Knowing how to communicate your personality via your décor and making your space feel ‘truly’ yours can be a challenge at the best of times – but particularly if you are living in a rented home. However, it is possible to decorate your interior without knocking down walls and losing your deposit, as explored by…

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How To: grab that interior design job!!

Job searching can often feel daunting, arduous and endless… and with creative roles such as interior design it seems like there is boundless competition and it can be tricky to stand out from the crowd. Here I have listed 5 ways to prepare and grab that interior job you are waiting and wishing for: CREATE…

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Ultimate Gray & Illuminating – Colour of the Year 2021

For 2021’s highly anticipated colour of the year Pantone have surprised us with not one but two shades, Ultimate Gray and Illuminating. It is only the second time Pantone have selected two colours, the first being in 2016 with Serenity and Rose Quartz (or otherwise known as Millennial Pink) and after a tumultuous 2020, a…

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Gleneagles at Christmas

Gleneagles Hotel in the north of Scotland is one of the most luxurious and glamorous hotels in the world, and when it comes to festive cheer and stylish decoration in December they certainly do not disappoint. This year sadly they will be closed due to covid, however I thought I would take a look back…

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Hard Materials III

Laminate Laminate involves synthetic plastic sheeting layered onto of paper or wood, with the resolve of copying real solid wood or more expensive, luxury materials (tiling, concrete, marble etc). Laminate is very easy to install and maintain without the need for professionals, a straightforward choice to ‘do it yourself’ when decorating. Rather than using nails or…

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The Hotel Endsleigh

Tucked away in the Tamar Valley, on the border between Devon and Cornwall is an unlikely Scottish inspired retreat known as The Hotel Endsleigh. A 5* luxury hideaway surrounded by 100 acres of beautifully and intricately landscaped gardens, this place is the epitome of a romantic country style hotel. Currently owned and designed by the…

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