I arrived back from my holidays yesterday so while I was a bit jet-lagged, I was delighted to find that the two latest issues of Image Interiors and ur dream home magazines were waiting for me upon my return.
Both issues feature my work. In Image Interiors I have a piece called On Solid Ground (pg. 98) which covers kitchen flooring and in ur dream home, my column, titled Wonderful Wallpapers (pg. 13), even made the cover! Do pick up the issues - they both have loads of ideas for your home and garden.
In Image Interiors I particularly loved Joie De Vivre about the most idyllic 12th century French farmhouse. The interiors are simple and clean and the homeowners did a wonderful job emphasising the details of the original building.
I loved the exposed beams in the kitchen, especially how they've been brightened with a fresh coat of white paint.
This is a pretty great spot to be standing even if you do have to do the dishes.
This cool bedroom is all you need for a relaxing holiday. The high ceilings keep the air circulating and the simple furnishings create a calm space.
All photographs for this piece were taken by Mark Scott.
In ur dream home, there was a great piece by architect Mark Stephens on a Super Barn Style Extension. I'm always fascinated with the process of renovating old buildings and I thought Mark did a great job for the owners of this property by adding a new high-tech barn addition to an old rural cottage.
The interior spaces are spacious and light filled with loads of big windows and views.
Here, the kitchen opens onto the back patio letting in plenty of light and successfully opening up the house to the outside.
You can see more of Mark's work at www.MarkStephensArchitects.com.