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Podcast chat with Jasmine Edwards

In this episode of the Art First Interiors podcast, I chat to creative homemaker and online gallery owner, Jasmine Edwards about her art filled home. We talk about her favourite places to source art, making a considered purchase versus an impulsive one and the dreaded, what if my tastes change and I don’t like it in a few years time?

Helma Bongenaar decorative plate window

Style Warrior Secrets – Helma Bongenaar

My grandmother didn’t walk she glided. I rarely saw her feet because they were hidden beneath that most beautiful shimmering silk saris sometimes detailed with real gold thread and beautiful peacock blues and greens. She was small like me and used to seemingly float along to wherever she was going slowly so gracefully (unlike me) in fact her name was Grace and that’s my middle name which I have probably yet to live up to.…

Curious Egg Style Warrior Secrets - Danielle Le Petit

Style Warrior Secrets – Danielle Le Petit

I first launched the style warrior secrets series because I was interested in what drives people to be creative in choosing decor and items for their home whether it be to experiment and release a hidden side to their personality,  to escape from the real world, to show off to friends and neighbours, to be someone else, just a way to gather little memories around them or in fact to attract a mate… ok the last one was just to see if you’re listening but we all feather our nests in different ways and I find that really intriguing.…

terrace in the south of France - photo: Louise Sayers

Style Warrior Secrets: Lou Sayers

I have a dream. Am I allowed to use those iconic words? I’ll just borrow them for now. The dream is made up of four parts, the first part (now underway) is to set up and run my own creative business mixing art and interiors – check!

The Girl With The Green Sofa interior styled room

Style Warrior Secrets: Nicola Broughton

Every year for my birthday I used to get a lovely book from my school friend. Her dad worked for a major publishing company and always brought home the latest new releases. This started at age four with early memories of opening a shiny new edition of the latest adventures of ‘Captain Pugwash’ (no sniggering) and progressed through  to ‘The Magic Faraway Tree’ and similar exciting titles!…

‘Art First’ Interior Design – Visioning & Moodboards 5

To wrap up our mini mood board series, let’s talk about the infamous hallway.

In a previous post on our Edinburgh interiors project, we talked about how the entrance hall of this property is a remarkably uncooperative space – when you first walk into the flat, you’re forced into a tall, narrow and claustrophobic space that immediately requires you to turn left or right.…

bathroom moodboard

‘Art First’ Interior Design – Visioning & Moodboards 4

If you’re anything like me, your Pinterest is full of beautiful bathrooms. Ones with candles flickering by antique claw foot bathtubs or concrete basins inlaid with multi-coloured mosaic tiles. If you’ve been following our mini blog series on the moodboards (you can see the last post here) then you’ll know that this week we’re focussing on the bathrooms and luckily for us, the flat in Edinburgh has not one but two!…

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