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Kitchinspiration

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Time for another Houspiration dalliance, this time of the Kitchen variety. At present, the kitchen of our new house (of the fixer-upper kind) needs rather a lot of work. What we don’t have (unfortunately) is a lot of money to throw at it. But who needs money, eh?! Oh … At the moment, the space is quite dark, Read the Rest »

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Take a Garden Seat

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By Amy Murch OOOOOOOft what a scorching couple of days we’ve had here in Sunny Scotland. I’ve been absolutely LOVING it and trying to make the most of the sunshine. Mostly by eating vast amounts of ice cream and using the sun as an excuse. We’ve also been tidying up the garden (I say ‘we’…more Read the Rest »

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Bathspiration

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So if you’re slow to catch on, we’re renovating a house. It needs a lot of love. But luckily, where I may be useless in many respects, I am not lacking in the imagination stakes. If there was a degree to be had in Day Dreaming, I’d have the PhD. What can I say? It might not be much Read the Rest »

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Houspiration

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I’m writing this as I watch George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces. Man, I LOVE this show. Every single space he explores is just ridiculously amazing and gives me a gazillion little thoughts about what I might, one day, in my dreams, achieve. At the moment we are living in limbo – camping in our flat with Read the Rest »

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Getting Herby Part 2: Re-Potting

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A few weeks ago now, I came over all green, with a nagging desire to plant something. Living in a flat, starved of the joys of gardening, this feeling tends to sweep over me about once every eighteen months. Just enough time for me to forget that each time I plant something, it’s an utter Read the Rest »

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For the love of CHEVRONS

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When I close my eyes at night, all I can see is chevrons. When I open a magazine, all I can see is chevrons. When I walk into a shop – be it for a cushion, a plate, a scarf, a bleeding greetings card - all I can see is chevrons. These cheeky, chunky zigzags are Read the Rest »

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The Great Scottish House Hunt – Ten Tips for Survival

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Image credit: Adrian McMurchie “Where are Kirsty and Phil when you need them?”, are the desperate words that, for about eighteen months, I would cry at biweekly intervals. Of course, I didn’t actually want them to turn up as I was in no doubt as to exactly what they would say, probably in hushed tones behind our backs as Read the Rest »

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Getting Herby Part 1: Planting

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OK, if you missed the plan, catch up HERE. In essence, we’re getting our herby groove on and we are going to be self-seasoning LIKE THERE’S NO TOMORROW in a matter of WEEKS. Unfortunately, today it all looks a bit boring, but good things come to those who wait, my friends. Slowly, slowly, catchy monkey. As I Read the Rest »

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Get EXCITED about growing your own herb garden

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Now that Spring has officially sprung, it might be time to think about getting your ‘green-fingers’ vibe on. Do you remember our little (it was actually rather huge) tomatoes project? Well, I do. I remember it with nothing but fondness. This year, we’re all about the herb garden. Wouldn’t it be terrific to just think, “Hmmmm Read the Rest »

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The ‘Small Story’ of Gabrielle Reith

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By Amy Murch While we were hanging out at the swanky and newly refurbished DCA shop, the very lovely buyer and manager, Eilidh, introduced us to the world of fabulous Scottish designer Gabrielle Reith. She is such a fan of the DCA right now that to commemorate the unveiling of the new shop, she created them Read the Rest »