View From My Win­dow:

HEATHER SUT­TIE TV and ra­dio pre­sen­ter

The Herald - Scotland's Homes - - News - In­ter­view: Ann Wal­lace

TV and ra­dio pre­sen­ter Heather Sut­tie gives us her view into the sights from her West End apart­ment ...

ARE YOU SIT­TING COM­FORT­ABLY?

I’m ly­ing on my French an­tique bed in my flat, propped up on lots of lux­u­ri­ous cush­ions with my dog at my feet. The space is light and bright as the mas­sive win­dows fill the white­washed room. It’s tran­quil and I can hear the birds sing. The room is full of duck egg blue ac­ces­sories which add an air of still­ness to the sur­round­ings – there’s not much clut­ter in this room and it’s great for re­lax­ing, read­ing and sleep­ing. I read a book a week and it’s my favourite room to read in and un­plug.

WHAT’S THE VIEW LIKE?

The bed­room looks out onto the lush gar­dens and trees of Glas­gow’s west end and I can see the Kilpatrick Hills in the dis­tance. It’s quiet as it’s off the road and be­cause of the po­si­tion of the win­dow no one can see in.

FAVOURITE PLACE NEARBY?

The Botanic Gar­dens, where my Weimaraner Charlee loves to walk. I love the still­ness and green­ery and the river Kelvin. The trees are stun­ning in au­tumn. After a walk we’ll have an ice cream from the van out­side the en­trance near Byres Road. My dog loves a cone and I’d have a 99.

PER­FECT NIGHT IN?

Fire on, can­dles lit, a classic movie or a box set on after din­ner on the sofa with a cash­mere blan­ket. Ev­ery­thing is geared to­wards com­fort and cosi­ness, one of the rea­sons why I love au­tumn and win­ter. I’m cur­rently work­ing my way through Diana Henry’s Cook Sim­ple book – her recipes are divine and easy to fol­low, with an em­pha­sis on rus­tic and deeply sat­is­fy­ing sta­ples.

LAST THING YOU BOUGHT FOR YOUR HOME?

A vin­tage mir­ror for the bath­room from a lo­cal charity shop. We re­cently bought the flat and we’re up­grad­ing all the rooms. The idea is to have a wall full of vin­tage mir­rors to make the bath­room lighter and brighter. I love mooching round charity shops and pick­ing up some­thing unique, it also sup­ports good causes and keeps my spend­ing in check and on bud­get.

IF I DIDN’T LIVE HERE…

I’d want to live in Hana on the Hawai­ian is­land of Maui. It’s on the eastern end of the is­land with only 1300 or so peo­ple and is an un­de­vel­oped trop­i­cal par­adise. I went there on hol­i­day once to visit a friend who has a house there and it was noth­ing short of idyl­lic.

Heather Sut­tie is cu­rat­ing the MOXIE Pop Up Shop­ping Bou­tique, fea­tur­ing vin­tage and pre-loved de­signer cloth­ing, ac­ces­sories, jewellery and more at the Blythswood Ho­tel on Oc­to­ber 16, from 12 – 5 pm. No en­try fee but do­na­tions welcome to epilepsy charity Muir Maxwell Trust.

I love mooching round charity shops and pick­ing up some­thing unique, it also sup­ports good causes and keeps my spend­ing in check

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