Catherine Ingleby is a talented artist who I met a couple of years ago when I styled her home for an interiors magazine feature in order to help her get editorial coverage for her work. Here, Catherine talks exclusively and openly for my blog about what it’s really like to be a working artist, and how she motivates herself when she gets that dreaded creative block…Keep reading
When Lynda Thomas wrote to me to tell me about the massive project she’d undertaken on the Essex coast, combining two Victorian semi-detached houses into one home, I was more than a little intrigued. And when she sent me some snaps of her finished home, I didn’t waste any time in arranging a photo shoot…Keep reading
As I’m a writer as well as a stylist, I’m usually found hibernating in my home office for the first few weeks of the year, writing up some of my commissions from the previous year. So when one of my contacts in France got in touch and asked if I wanted to revisit her for a few days in January/February to photograph some more old barns she’d converted, at first I thought, “but I don’t do that”. Then after about 3 seconds I thought, “why not??” and got to work packing up my props basket with objects borrowed from some of the talented craftspeople I’ve discovered over the years…Keep reading
When I turned up to meet the owners and see this art-filled house for myself a few weeks before the shoot, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect, I’d seen a few snaps and knew it would be worth shooting, but I wasn’t completely prepared for the quality of all the workmanship. The owners, Daniele and Susanna, have strong design sensibilities, she is a former architect turned artist, he is an academic and novelist and previously a stay at home dad (the children are now in their late-teens/early 20s), so both know exactly what their family needs in terms of function and form. Employing some talented craftspeople, they have modernised the house yet been incredibly sympathetic and respectful of the original architecture; it’s the perfect balance of old and new.Keep reading
finding beauty everywhere
As an interiors writer and stylist specialising in real home features for interiors magazines, I get to travel all over Europe to style people's homes, so on this blog I'm going to be sharing some of the lovely homes I visit, as well as the locations that I end up in.
I'm also passionate about good food, nature, art, urban design and architecture so there'll be the odd smattering of posts that relate to what I get up to on my days off, whether on my own or with my family, Mr Jones and Lillie-Mae, and Daisy pup.
I hope you enjoy it,