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AND THE AWARD GOES TO…

30th October 2015

So it’s been a quite a week. For a start, this happened: Copperline picked up the Best Designed Blog award at the Amara Interior Blog Awards 2015. Of course, I was delighted to see Copperline shortlisted, but you’re never sure what kind of blog is going to feel most appealing to the judges – and I was sharing that shortlist with four great looking blogs: Upcyclist, who was Highly Commended by the judges, Love Chic Living, Seasons in Colour, and The Ana Mum Diary.

So when this award was announced on Wednesday night I couldn’t quite believe it. The ceremony was held in Ham Yard Hotel in London, and while I couldn’t attend my amazing designer Odysseas Constantine of 286Blue was there flying the flag for Copperline, and I was following the event on Twitter – which was slightly surreal, I must admit.

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BROOKLYN HEIGHTS

17th August 2015

When a friend who lives in New York sent me the link for this property in Brooklyn Heights, which is featured on Gothamist, I knew I had to share it. From the outside, this is the kind of house that leaves me a little weak at the knees thanks to its combination of brick and black, not to mention the perfect symmetry of its façade.

This former carriage house dates from the 1860s and has been completely renovated over the past three years. Located at 165 Columbia Heights, this four bedroom property is now on the market with Sotheby’s for a cool $9,950,000.

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COPPERLINE GETS BLOGGED

4th August 2015

So this was a surprise: I was approached by Terrys Fabrics to be interviewed for a Designer Insights feature on their blog. Of course I said yes! To be honest my first thought was, well, I’m not a designer. I write about what other people design as opposed to embracing the challenge myself. But I do spend a significant part of my life thinking about design so…

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LILAC COTTAGE

21st July 2015

I can’t recall the first time I visited the Fife village of Falkland – it was years ago, and I was most likely writing about a house there – but every time I’ve been back since, I always end up taking photos of the historic buildings that give this conservation village so much character. The most famous, of course, is Falkland Palace, but I’m as drawn to the detailing on the smaller properties and cottages. It’s the kind of place that could get under your skin.

Little wonder then that having lived in Falkland as a youngster, Daniel Aitkenhead grabbed the chance to put down roots here and purchase Lilac Cottage when the property came on the market two years ago.

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WELCOME TO THE NEW COPPERLINE

10th July 2015

Hello and welcome to the new look Copperline. It feels odd writing that as I’ve been thinking about this new blog for some time – in a fairly abstract way from the end of last year where I realised that my two existing blogs needed to be combined. Why, you might ask?

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THE LAUNDRY

17th March 2015

I’ve long had a soft spot for Georgian houses. Their simplicity and understated elegance; their sense of balance and great proportions. Stating the obvious really, but there’s a lot to admire in Georgian architecture, and this B-listed house, The Laundry, is a fine example of the period.

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