At Home with….me!

Jumper: Bella Freud. Dress: MiH (sold out but buy similar from Asos here). Sandals: FitFlop. Photographs: Celia Topping.

A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to have the Time Out team over to photograph my flat. It was a dream, as it has always been one of my favourite magazines – plus it was a great chance to a) tidy up properly and b) to have some professional photos taken inside my home for a change!

I thought I’d share the photos here, as it’s a few shots of our updated flat but also some shots of the much anticipated loft (plus means I don’t have to come up with content for a few days!). It’s still not completely finished, and I actually have a post coming up soon with the loft in its entirety – so please stay tuned!
Candle: Bella Freud
This record is the our first dance at our wedding – ‘And Then He Kissed Me’ by The Crystals


Bookshelves painted Farrow & ball ‘Railings’
Sofa: Ikea. Coffee table: £35, Habitat‘Tokyo’ cushion, £78.50, Jonathan Adler at Amara
‘Change’ signed print, Ben Eine at Nelly Duff. Cacti, from Ikea
Chair: free from Gumtree (upholstered from John Lewis offcuts). Cushion: bought Jonathan Adler in New York. Blanket: Seasalt Cornwall. Pineapple lamp, £69.50, from Amazon
Terrarium: £35, Urban Outfitters

The loft, at the moment, is still a bit of a white box (and the stairway is still just plasterboard!) – but it’s so calming, we might leave it that way…

Linen bed sheets: Soak & Sleep. Cushion: H&M
Zinc table: £90, Cox & Cox

Our ensuite is possibly the smallest bathroom in the world, but we love it.

Mirror: £35, Cox & Cox. Handwash: £14.95, La Bruket. Hand towel: H&M
Tiles: Topps Tiles (super cheap and a nice alternative to metro tiles)
Our new juicer…
Black wall paint: Wilkinson. Grey wall paint: Farrow & Ball ‘Plummett’. Chairs: buy similar at Vita Interiors


A small part of my husband’s comic book collection
Thank you Time Out (and Celia Topping) for the beautiful pictures – you can see more photos on their site here. A full post on the loft (with not such good photography) will be up next week.


  1. This totally appeals to me – the clean contemporary feel but it's homely through the individual touches. Makes me want to start all over again but I know it will never happen, not now. Will pop over to Timeout for the rest of the pics. Enjoy your beautiful home!

    1. Thank you – yes it's a bit of a mish mash – old traditional features mixed with modern interiors we love now….but also styling up a few items we can't quite afford to completely change….it's a modern compromise! I love all the housing in Edinburgh – you're so lucky! xx

    1. i just googled local upholsterers – I found one in Southfields, near me. And john lewis oxford street has offcuts by the till – if you only want a few metres you can find bits in the kind of 'bargain bin' for a fraction of the price x

  2. Hi Alex
    The pics are fab! Love the bathroom, currently trying to renovate our bathroom scandi style on a budget and just wondered where you bought the sink please?!

    1. Aw thanks Alex you're a star! Going for a concrete look on the floor and square tiles grey-grout on the wall inspired by a recent trip to SP34 hotel in Copenhagen. Thanks again. Sara x

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