The Style Files No. 28it's only a matter of time before this one ends up as an Elle Decor front cover
We know, we know, it’s been two weeks since the last style files…sorry! But we’re making up for it with this one. This week art lecturer Malcolm invites us into his 3 bedroom terraced Aberdeen home, which he bought in 2014. Having grown up in a house where something was always being decorated, and something was always being made ( his dad built his own furniture & mum sewed her own curtains) Malcolm claims there hasn’t been a day where he hasn’t planned something to make or somewhere to decorate. A few years later after buying his home, Malcolm plucked up the courage to start a blog ‘Designsisxtynine‘ and boy it it worth a read, there’s plenty to keep you engrossed for hours. So, have a scroll down here first and get to know a little more about his home and the design process…
What’s the design process behind your home?
The bedroom, however, wasn’t as free-flowing. I lived with a half finished room that I was so unhappy with, for almost two years, before I decided on a complete redecoration at the start of the year. It took a while to admit that I just didn’t like my initial choices and to finally bite the bullet. By fitting the wardrobes either side of the fireplace, the space has been opened up and otherwise dead space has been used to it’s fullest
Where do you find your inspiration?
What’s your top tip for creating a home like yours?
“work with the character and fabric of your building, not against it”
If you could only own one homeware item, what would it be?
Money no object, where would your dream home be?
This may sound very sad, given that money is no object…but I’d be very happy to stay in Scotland, perhaps moving further South; Perthshire would be lovely. I would love to buy up an old derelict mansion/castle to renovate. Alternatively, I’ll take an old canal house in Amsterdam please!