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17th October 2017

Designer, author and photographer Claire Lloyd is passionate about light – as she writes on her website, ‘Light makes my spirit soar’ – and this is evident in Claire’s approach to each interior project, from her light-filled Greek island home, which was the subject of her 2012 book entitled My Greek Island Home, to this minimal mews house in London’s Notting Hill which Claire redesigned completely (she has since sold the property), photographed here by Nathalie Priem. From her early career working in art direction for magazines including Australian Vogue, to more recent work as an author of two books – her first, Sensual Living, was published in 1998 – Australian-born Claire’s eye for simplicity and refined detailing has resulted in interiors with a beautifully understated and quiet aesthetic.

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17th September 2014

It will come as no surprise to those who have followed this blog for some time for me to acknowledge that I have a ‘thing’ about mews living. When I launched my previous bblog The Property Files, back in March last year with a new design and feel, I chose to do so with a strikingly redesigned mews property, which remains one of my favourite houses of 2014. That wasn’t happenchance – I wanted to nail my colours to the mast, if you like. As someone who lives in the city centre, I’m always inspired by clever compact design, and by houses that punch above their weight in terms of what the owners or architects have achieved with a tight floor plan. Continue Reading…



19th August 2014

Every so often I spot a property that, even though it’s under offer or, as in this case, has already sold, is so great looking that I need to feature it. Because for everyone’s that’s looking at property with the aim of buying a new house or flat, there are even more people looking purely for design inspiration. Continue Reading…



5th March 2014

Arriving outside the entrance to Rachel Green and Andrew Fletcher’s home, which is tucked up a cobbled cul-de-sac of traditional mews houses in Edinburgh’s West End, the first clue that this property might be a bit special is the black gate with its crisply detailed address plate. Continue Reading…