London living homes feature

By converting the loft and adding a significant extension, interior designer Annie Stevens doubled the living space within her 1930s property in south-west London. After nearly a decade, it’s still as relevant and functional for her now-teenage children as it...

gourmet travel article

There’s nothing I like better than getting to combine my two biggest passions in life – food and travel. This article on the epicurean delights to be found in San Francisco and Berkeley, written for SmartLife International magazine, was an absolute joy to...

sleek kitchen case study

After discovering the formula for the perfect family kitchen whilst living in Asia, the Schallamachs were determined to create the same feel in their new Gloucestershire home. This is the story of how they achieved this goal, and it was published in Essential Kitchen...

a study in blue

Avoiding the Mediterranean look that’s so prevalent in South Florida, T. Keller Donovan has created an understated interior for his clients’ Palm Beach property using a classic monochrome colourscheme. Allowing the grandeur of the well-proportioned space...

Georgian villa story

Interior designer John Wright and his partner Bayley Carter live in a spectacular Grade II listed villa in East Sussex. Part of a speculative development by the architect Joseph Kay in the 1830s, according to the Picturesque fashion of the day, this beautiful house...

retro interiors enthusiast

I have a funny habit of Googling my own name – mainly I’ve done quite a lot of work for picture libraries over the years, and so my articles to have a way of popping up here there and everywhere without me knowing in advance. Here’s one such piece,...

1970s pad in LA

At just 28, Adam Coulter could be considered the archetypal American success story – having arrived in Los Angeles with just a few dollars in his pocket, he has since built a sizeable fortune. He set up one of the first California state-licensed medical...

shabby chic apartment feature

With a true passion for pretty vintage items, Silke Buestrich and husband Ralf have created the most exquisite shabby chic apartment in Munich. With a largely white backdrop, her cherished collections are allowed to take centre stage – but don’t for one...

multi-generational living piece

Not content with simply covering the most gorgeous homes and interiors in Period Ideas, we often offered advice on the property market – such as this article which discusses the possibility of several generations clubbing together to buy a shared...