Half-term happiness in Scotland

‘The purest and most thoughtful minds are those which love colour the most’ John Ruskin, The Stones of Venice.

Gleneagles, Scotland, AutumnHaving just jumped back on the train to London after a wonderful and restorative week in Scotland with the kiddies for their half term holiday, it seemed the perfect time to document our week.

Gleneagles, autumn, scotland, autumnal huesHaving grown up in Scotland I love being able to give my little people a tiny slice of my childhood and honestly what better time to go than the autumn. The light, the colours and the huge skies completely blew me away. READ MORE

September is the new January

‘I don’t think I’m alone in feeling that the real New Year doesn’t begin on 1 January but on 1 September.

September is a brilliant month because your skin is still glowing from the summer sun, the weather is gently creeping into lovely, bronzed autumn and you can begin making the transition into your winter wardrobe.

Technically, September always has been the New Year for me…..

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Colour

This weekend I spent most of my time enjoying the Affordable Art Fair, a wonderful annual event on our doorstep in Battersea Park. The fun is to be able to pop back everyday and see what catches my eye, not only do the exhibits change throughout the show but often I miss things on my first and or second or third visit! This year although there wasn’t anything I was desperate to hang on our walls there was a wonderful piece that did keep drawing in and I kept going back to, Autogenesis, 2016 by Jo Bradford represented by Eyestorm.

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On top of the world

Incredible light, breathtaking scenery and plenty of exercise was the perfect tonic to reboot. Something about mountain air blows away the cobwebs and recharges the battery, giving me plenty of time to reflect and so much inspiration and energy to plan and focus on exciting new projects ahead.

Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis

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The city

Sometimes I find it impossible to put down on paper all my thoughts that run around my head while pounding the streets of London day after day. I love London and everything it has to offer but I am not sure why I find it so hard to put it it into words. First thing this morning I took the first shot on my way to work, incredible red sky.

Then later today while walking home, I stopped as I was crossing Battersea Bridge. Soaking up the view looking down the river towards Putney and watching the houseboats peacefully bobbing up and down ever so slightly and wondering what life would be like on the water. Normally I look towards Albert Bridge (still my favourite bridge in London) but on this occasion the light drew me the other direction and something about the photograph said so much more than words.

London at its best

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The power of wallpaper

I love using wallpaper to bring a space to life and add it owns personality, marrying the old with the new. On this project the wallpaper brought together the contemporary ikat fabric on the occasional chairs with the antique chest and the bold colour of the lampshades.READ MORE