Black and Right

Here is a little preview from our latest shoot. The throw is from a stunning range from Tori Murphy and the prints are our very own SOOuK exclusives. All available online at SOOuK from January.

Hope you love them as much as we do!

Happy Nest

Above are some photographs I took for House Beautiful magazine about this time last year, (printed april 2013). It is the very beautiful home of Jenny, John and little Elspeth. Jenny and John, (founders of happinest), lovingly restored their top floor Edinburgh tenement while adapting it to suit their families needs. A branch from the garden adds unique impact to the bedroom. The mid-century bureau, (middle left), looks fabulous set against their retro styled living room while the black and white thirties style bathroom really compliments the original roll top bath. There are so many great finds in this immaculately styled house. I’d quite like to take a few things home with me…

www.happinesthomes.com

www.housebeautuful.com

The Natural Touch

Autumn is well and truly set in here. It’s time to look cosy socks and jumpers out! I am LOVING all the beautiful earthy autumnal tones and in particular I am having a moment with wood. Bring the natural world in but keep your space fresh and light. These pictures show how natural materials, neutral tones and texture can create a dramatic yet tranquil interior.

Maybe the boys need a tree house….

Normal is boring

A sneaky peek at some of our new products for the SOOuK shop! I am quite frankly in love with with the entire product line at La cerise sur le gateau! Anne Hubert’s genius tongue in cheek take on traditional french linens add a hint of humour and bundles of fun to our homes.

Please check out this fantastic video below “Normal is boring” it’s brilliant!

Bright and Bijou

Here are a few pictures from a shoot I did back in August for House Beautiful. It’s the very lovely apartment of Kate Chandler an Edinburgh based photographer. The vibrant colour scheme has completely transformed this victorian apartment.

katechandlercreative.com

Manor Place

I have posted a few photo’s from a shoot last week. The beautiful Manor Place in Edinburgh. I would highly recommend a little break here! The first floor room comes complete with it’s own drawing room that spans length of the building! The lovely owner Corinne has impeccable taste with calm soft greys throughout and beautiful styling. It was such a treat to spend time there.

Photography by Susan Burnell

Styling by Jennifer Angus

Depth of Field

In 2008 James, Leon (then just one) and I stumbled upon an old run down farm house close to where we were living. It was surrounded by beautiful fields and I fell madly in love with it straight away. I was completely blind to any of it’s flaws.

After two years of trying to obtain planning permission (and had another baby!) we finally began the build in the winter of 2010. It was the coldest snowiest I have ever seen!

But finally as the snow began to thaw and spring broke through our beautiful home did too.

I cant even begin to describe how exciting it is to build your own home from the ground up. I would recommend it to anyone. I was so lucky to be introduced to the lovely Adam Toleman (arka-architects.co.uk) He was completely on the same page as us. Actually probably a few pages a head of us! His drawings were far beyond our dreams. Listening to the needs of our new family and adding in the beautiful design features we longed for to make our home truly unique.

It was all a dream

I am Soo, one of the founders of SOOuK the online design store. I am a professional photographer/stylist (little bit designer) shooting stylish interiors for various magazines across the UK and beyond. I am crazy obsessed with interiors and this passion go’s back as long as I can remember.

It was truly ignited when My husband James and I built our own home in 2010 (you can see the images here.) It was such an exciting time, creating our home together for our boys and from this SOOuK was born! On this journey we discovered so many beautifully designed products and a wealth of design talent. There are a lot of ridiculously talented people out there! This is a place where I share inspiring photos, interiors and beautifully designed products. Thanks for stopping by to say hello and please feel free to get in touch.