Design inspiration

I'm at my most inspired when I'm outside, especially when I have my camera in hand.  Some how when you look through the lens of a camera you see things in a closer and more intimate way.  It could be the way the light is catching the leaves of a plant or highlighting an interesting pattern or texture on the side of a building or it could just be a beautiful rose with the most perfect blooms.

Finding time to go outside is really important to me.  I'm so lucky to be living in the most amazing location, on the side of a hill in Monmouthshire where we have the most amazing view to the Black Mountains.  It really does make my heart sing!

I wanted to share a small selection of the images that have fed my inspiration.  You'll notice that often it's not about walking around other peoples gardens.  I love architecture, materials, textures and light.