‘I have eclectic style - I love old and new, as well as all things Scottish’
When we bought the house, it had a very neutral colour palette and was in great condition. We didn’t need to do any work to it before we moved in which gave us time to get a good feel for the house and decide what we wanted to do decor wise. We really took our time doing one room at a time as we wanted to put our personalities into each room. I made some really dramatic decisions and went for a deep red for the walls in our lounge and black for the walls in our TV room. It was a huge leap of faith but I think it has worked out really well, we enjoy spending time in both of the rooms. Our lounge is definitely my favourite room, it’s very peaceful and with all my family pictures around me, I feel very comfortable in there, I could sit for hours just enjoying the ambiance.
I love to have candles burning throughout the house, Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir is my favourite scent. They give me comfort and warmth.
We extended to the rear of the house to make a beautiful sunroom, it is another one of my favourite parts of the house. We very much enjoy the light that floods in and the outlook to our garden, it’s such a nice room to be in at any time of the year. We splashed out on the flooring in there, in fact nothing in this room was overlooked, but we love the results. The table lamps were a great sales buy though! I like to take a cushion from one room and use it in the next to keep a continuous flow of colours, I think that it also makes a nice accent piece. If I were to give anyone advice on how to redecorate their home it would be to spend time in each room and get a real good feel for the space. I think it’s a good idea to use neutral flooring throughout to keep the flow and try blend colours from room to room. I’m a keen artist and have many of my paintings hanging throughout the house. The large faces I painted on canvas are some of my favourite, which were inspired from my large fibre glass face sculpture which also hangs in our lounge.
I have a very eclectic style - I love old and new, as well all things Scottish. I really like traditional Scottish wools and tartans which can be seen in almost every room of the house.
The online shop, Voyage has some fabulous Highland fabrics which I have been lucky enough to use in my home. Laura Ashley is another one of my favourite shops too, I particularly like their wallpaper.
I have a number of stag heads throughout the house, with my favourite being the stag antlers in the dining room. A very good friend made the piece using my family’s tartans, it’s a great talking piece, our whisky and champagne collection is also quite the talk between guests too. The armchairs in the TV room were bought from the Barra’s market in Glasgow many years ago. They have been covered and recovered but they still look fabulous! I inherited the standard lamp, table lamp and chest of drawers in our lounge from my late aunt who lived in India, I had admired them from a young age - the hand carved detailing is beautiful. I simply couldn’t live without my lamps, family mèmoires and teddy bear collection. One day in the future we would like to uncover the fireplaces throughout the house.
Angela took a leap of faith and decided to paint the TV room black, her gamble paid off and she’s happy with the results; A friend made the stags head and incorporated Angela’s family tartans.
Angela likes to use traditional Scottish accents such as wools and tartans; As well as her teddy bear collection, Angela counts her lamps and family mèmoires as some of the things she couldn’t live without.