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2nd February 2016

When interior designer Eva Serrano arrived at this handsome Georgian townhouse at 9 Duncan Street in Edinburgh’s Newington area 12 years ago, she was looking for a home that could evolve with her growing family – daughter Naroa and son Lewis – and that would give her the opportunity for a studio space at home. As she says: “The house has five bedrooms, so I could have a studio here and this gave me the work-life balance I wanted.”

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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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11th February 2015

Described in The Telegraph as “an anomalous beacon of modernity”, Old Church Street in London’s Chelsea area is a study in contrasts as grand period properties are juxtaposed with buildings by the likes of Walter Gropius and Maxwell Fry. And there is a new ‘kid on the block’ at number 47 Old Church Street, within strolling distance of King’s Road.

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21st July 2014

Glamour. That’s the first word that comes to mind when considering the very gorgeous interior of this house on Portland Road in London’s Holland Park. This is one super-styled living space, and everything about this interior, from the materials and finishes used – just look at the bathroom above – to the choice of furnishings – cue the over-scaled button-back headboard in the bedroom – suggests a confident aesthetic with an eye for luxe details. Continue Reading…



18th June 2014

I first visited One Royal Circus in Edinburgh maybe thirteen years ago to write about it for The Observer. You know how some houses make such a strong impression that you will never forget them? Well, this is one of those houses. This was before number One opened its doors to its bevy of A-list guests; before Ewan McGregor called it “a fabulous house” and before David Walliams referred to this A listed Georgian townhouse as being “the loveliest house I’ve stayed in.” Continue Reading…



9th May 2014

Some posts really do require restraint. I could easily have posted twenty more images of this incredible townhouse in Edinburgh’s West End, which is now on the market with Strutt & Parker. (See my Steller story if, like me, you can’t resist more images.) Indeed, I could have written two posts: one devoted to the fantastic open plan kitchen, dining and living space that inhabits the garden level of this four-floor property, and a second about the rest of the house, which is just as impressive, from the interconnected formal drawing and dining rooms that stretch the depth of the house on the ground floor to the vast, and I mean vast master suite that takes up the entire first floor. (Yes, the entire first floor. It’s stunning.)

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