Some of my followers on Facebook have already heard the news: I am relocating to Valencia, Spain! Having lived twelve and a half years in Scotland, my family and I are preparing to emigrate to sunnier climates.
Have you noticed the increasing amount of ads on your timeline about online business coaches and bloggers trying to convince you how to make a lot of money quickly? I recently came across this blog post by Australian copywriter Jay Crisp Crow, about the fairytale of female bloggers apparently getting rich overnight, and I wanted to share … Continue reading Social media anxiety and how Instagram will not make you rich overnight (don’t give up that day job yet)
Almost the end of November. A month until Christmas. Who's got the decorations out yet? Now here's a thought. We can either find our toddlers shattering the pretty sparkly baubles on the floor, the dog eating the tinsel and discover those pesky fairy lights all still tangled up in a bag from last year - … Continue reading Get a minimalist Scandinavian Christmas decor with no fuss
It's the season to feel festive, drink mulled wine, snuggle up under a blanket, have the fire on and spend time with family. It’s also the season to be bombarded with high street consumerism and being stuck in traffic because everyone is queuing up to get to the malls for their Christmas shopping. My family … Continue reading Your Etsy Christmas Gift Guide – support small independent businesses
Every year it's the same issue. We all love Christmas, we all love to give each other something nice, most of us love a bit of festive shopping, especially when the towns and shops are so beautifully decorated and the fairy lights are up. Children get all excited about Christmas long before autumn even started … Continue reading What to buy the kids this Christmas. Top five guilt-free, no plastic, eco friendly gifts
It's been a while since I actually crafted something with my bare hands other than a blog post or a room design, but today is the day. I booked myself in for an origami lampshade making workshop at arts centre The Barn in Banchory, Scotland, with Mel Watt from Misty Concepts.
Do you have a blog or thinking about starting one? Here are a few tips on how to get started and what to keep in mind.
The design of the Mad Men rug is edgy, abstract like a work of art and the colours are a soft, moody black with a sophisticated copper.
Mustard and yellow have been around now for a while but there still is no sign of them going out of fashion any time soon. It's such a timeless, sophisticated combination. The grey is the new 'neutral', while the yellow perks things up a bit. Grey and mustard yellow mix well with black & white, … Continue reading Shop the trend: grey and mustard (and a bit of velvet too)
Last year I had the pleasure of designing a living room for a lovely couple in Aberdeen. Typical Victorian granite property, high ceilings, fire place and a large front window. They loved dark moody colours for their home interior and the dining room was decorated in a beautiful deep blue.