Monthly Archives: January 2013

  • Coast magazine features cool Sussex home

    Posted on January 30, 2013 by in General

    ‘I’m perpetually intrigued by other people’s homes and here at Coast we’re lucky enough to be invited to see some wonderful properties. In this issue we talk to the mastermind behind a stunning new two-storey modern ‘upside down’ home in Sussex.’ Emma Dublin, Coast editor. Ohhhh…Emma is talking about one of my house finds…definitely one […]

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  • West Sussex architect’s home now on the market

    Posted on January 29, 2013 by in General

    Just heard on the property grapevine that this cutting-edge home, owned by architect Neil Barker and his wife Louise, has gone on the market. Shiloh, valued at £795,000, is currently for sale with Gascoigne-Pees. This light-filled detached house was first featured in the self-build magazine Build It. During our interview the tenacious couple revealed how […]

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  • Causeway Coast Lifestyle ideal for Burns’ Night

    Posted on January 25, 2013 by in General

    With a name like McMeekin, on a day like today, it would be rude not to flag up Burns’ Night. Seemingly, my ancestors originally hailed from somewhere in bonnie Scotland (I’m not sure where though). The story goes that three of the more adventurous McMeekin brothers from the clan took the brave step of sailing […]

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  • Striking garden makeover alert!

    Posted on January 24, 2013 by in General

    Calling all green-fingered folk. I’ve just been approached by a magazine looking for interesting gardens for makeover features. If you have transformed your own garden from a dull space into something a little (or a lot!) more eye-catching, or if you know of anyone who has, then please get in touch at mail@janetmcmeekin.co.uk The only […]

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  • Valentine’s Day cushion for your home

    Posted on January 24, 2013 by in General

    If love is in the air in your home then this could be the ideal gift for that special person in your life this Valentine’s Day. The heart-smothered cushion has been made by Sharon Port – a lady who’s not just handy with the needle but one who can also turn her hand to making […]

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    Cosy winter warmer in Real Homes

    Posted on January 18, 2013 by in General

    As the snow keeps falling and much of the UK turns into a wintery wonderland, can you picture yourself snuggled up in front of this roaring fire? I certainly can. This was a fantastic property to write about – an amazingly creative project that recently found its way onto the pages of Real Homes magazine. […]

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  • I’m on Twitter!

    Posted on January 15, 2013 by in General

    Finally on Twitter. Please follow me at @janetmcmeekin

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    Home feature showcase for artist Kristina Furniss

    Posted on January 14, 2013 by in General

    The moment I stepped into this converted barn in West Sussex, I could immediately picture it starring on the pages of a national glossy magazine. Owner Kristina Furniss is a lovely lady and a talented artist with a great eye for colour and interior design. The spacious barn is jam-packed with her artwork, from the […]

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  • Trio of features in February’s 25 Beautiful Homes

    Posted on January 9, 2013 by in General

    Really pleased with the coverage given to my house finds in the current (Feb 2013) issue of 25 Beautiful Homes. I’ve never had three interiors features in one magazine before – definitely a first for the new year! The trio of properties include a delightful family home created from a converted pub, a barn that’s […]

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  • Stylish homes lining up for 2013

    Posted on January 7, 2013 by in General

    Happy New Year everyone. Back to work and raring to go after a refreshing break spent savouring quality time with family and friends. I love this time of year when everything starts springing back to life – like these stunning hellebores that I’ve just photographed in our back garden. The poor hellebores don’t get much […]

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