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Glasgow looks fantastic inside and out. Stylish design doesn’t just happen. It must first be imagined in order to be created. And it has to be created to be appreciated. We bring you examples of designers, design, style and imagination that have been created for your appreciation.




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49 6 The Sterling Furniture LOOKBOOK - The trends that will keep your home looking hot this season 25 Empty Nes? Don’t rush to move until you have read the advice from Morton Frasers LLP. 30 LPS tells us why Rental Deposits will be as safe as houses. 32 Top Interior designer Doreen Smith shares her tips on making a house a beautiful home. 49 Doors Open Day - 15th - 16th September. This weekend should be on everyine’s calendar 52 Glasgow Building Preservation Trust - 30 years of saving our architectural heritage

56 Ken Palmer was a prolific and progressive artist. His work is available from Raymond Pettigrew Antiques. 59 Passive design Architect Ewan Cameron talks about the future. 62 The Lighthouse - Scotland’s Centre for Design and Architecture. 7 floors hat are guaranteed to change your perspective on Glasgow. 72 FOUNDATION - the story of our city. An enthralling exhibition from Charles Randak of Randak Designs 76 LED Lighting: the efficient way to light the way. 21


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Inspired by the catwalk collections of D & G, Chanel, Dior and Ralph Lauren and others, the Lookbook is for the style conscious interiors fan who favours contemporary looks and quality pieces. The visual guide to home styling features everything for the home, from dining room sets to suites and mugs, rugs, tassles and towels plus top tips from Sterling's design team, styling advice and colour inspiration. With home fashion firmly on Sterling's radar the six diverse looks are showcased in a compact Lookbook which aims to highlight to the interior designer within everyone just how easy it is to achieve fashion - forward looks at reasonable high street prices. View the Lookbook at, and


Bringing catwalk style to home decor and getting the most up to date trends for the home needn't be expensive. The approach taken to home decorating has changed significantly over the years with style and longevity at the top of shoppers lists. With this in mind we have made our looks perennial and less seasonal to ensure that each of our six looks endures. Gordon Mearns, Managing Director Sterling Furniture

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Dolce Vita Italian glamour

La Belle Maison French twist

Harvard confident Country Club

Paradise Island Exotic brights

Fifties Retro mid century modern

Heather Bracken Tartan trends Local branches Glasgow 0141 754 1144 and Uddingstan 01698 811555 Check online for full details and availability


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“We understand that our environment impacts directly on how we feel, on how we behave; indeed it affects us all to our very core. Our commitment to good design; our rigorous attention to detail and our dedicationto quality allow us to create homes that evaluate the experience of life lived by thosewho dwell in them While most of our professional lives have been spent in London and Paris we arenow creating homes in Glasgow and most particularly in The Park District where the established quality of architecture and infrastructure provide the very best foundationupon and within which we know (as we live here too) greatness in life can b e a t t a i n e d W e

82 Hyndland Road Glasgow G12 9UT 0141 357 1888

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The Old Schoolhouse

Kilsyth Road, Kilsyth

Highly individual and eye-catching four/five bedroom detached house in unspoiled rural location. Part Exchange Available! Part Exchange Available! Kilsyth Road is one of the primary residential locations within the desirable location of 'Queenzieburn' that features some of the most individual, eye-catching properties in the immediate vicinity. • Stunning sandstone frontage, under a series of pitched slate roofs • The bespoke interior offers sophisticated living space, with exquisite, restored period detailing including cornicing, fireplaces and skirtings. • impressive formal and bright lounge, which has a range of furniture configurations, with a lovely open fireplace and a front aspect window offering outstanding views over the neighbouring park and to the open countryside. • Separate dining room has ample space for a table and six chairs for more formal dining with friends and family. It also benefits from a feature fireplace. • The kitchen has been beautifully fitted to include a good range of contemporary floor and wall mounted units, with a striking work surface, which provides a fashionable and efficient workspace. • There are four, well-proportioned, double bedrooms on the first floor. • The property also benefits from gas central heating for additional comfort.




Inspect By appointment Price Offers around £235,000

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Doing things differently!

Burnside 6 Lower Bourtree Drive






Individually designed Five Bedroom Split Level Detached Villa. Part Exchange Available! Part Exchange Available! Boasting some of the best views across Glasgow and surrounding area The property boasts a rarely seen level of accommodation and has been finished to the highest of standard.

• Gas central heating (new boiler), double glazing, • Formal lounge/dining room with hardwood flooring large integral garage • Separate family room with aspects over front garden • Dining kitchen with Marble floor, granite work surfaces, • A large mono-block driveway, lawned area, trees and shrubs. a Belfast sink and superior quality appliances • Elevated decked area giving stunning views of • Four double bedrooms and a family bathroom Glasgow and surrounding area. • Attic level there is a fifth double bedroom Extras:All floor coverings, range cooker and white goods.

Old Drumchapel 11 Manor Road Imaginatively Extended and Adaptable Four Bedroom Detached Bungalow! • Formal lounge with a bay window • Modern open plan kitchen/breakfast room • There is an integrated double oven, hob, extractor hood, dishwasher and fridge/freezer. • Large conservatory, which has double doors opening onto the fully enclosed rear

• Ground floor are two double bedrooms first floor level - the principal bedroom, • Sun lounge, is the 'piece de resistance' the 'Games Room' offers a lounge/cinema screen area & space for a pool table • Garage benefits from an electric door.

Extras: All blinds and floor coverings. All integrated appliances within the kitchen.

Doing things differently!

Inspect By appointment Price Offers around £340,000

0141 404 5474

4 Inspect By appointment Price Offers around £335,000

0141 404 5474

RENTAL DEPOSITS NOW PROTECTED IN SCOTLAND The first ever Scottish Government approved deposit protection scheme, the Letting Protection Service Scotland (The LPS Scotland) launches today, marking a new era for the Scottish rental market. The LPS Scotland received approval from the Scottish Government in April of this year to run the scheme as a result of new legislation which will ensure tenancy deposits are safely protected, and which could save Scottish tenants between £2.3 and £3.6 million a year1. The Scottish Government's Review of the Private Rented Sector (March 2009)

Dependent on when the deposit is received. Visit for guidance and compliance calculator The law comes in response to research that suggested 11,000 tenants in Scotland could have had part or all of their deposits unfairly withheld each year2. Landlords and letting agents are now required to protect deposits with a third party protection scheme such as The LPS Scotland by November 2012. Kevin Firth, Director of The LPS Scotland, commented: "We are delighted to be launching today. We have over ten years custodial deposit protection experience and we have come up with a number of useful tools to help landlords, letting agents and tenants understand the legislation and make sure they are protected." "It is crucial that those in the private rented sector don't fall foul of this legislation. It is now compulsory for landlords and letting agents in Scotland to protect their deposits with an approved third party scheme and landlords can face legal action with fines up to three times the deposit paid by the tenant if they don't comply Landlords and letting agents can follow three quick and simple steps to ensure that they can comply with the regulations and easily manage their deposits: • Register online at; • Use our Timeline for Compliance calculator on the homepage, to make sure deposits are protected in line with Government timescales; • Submit deposits via The LPS Scotland website, or by post;

Landlords and letting agents will be able to view and manage all deposits registered with The LPS Scotland online throughout the duration of the tenancy. Glasgow Property Letting Ltd have been protecting the deposits of their tenants in Scotland using services provided by The LPS Scotland sister company The Deposit Protection Services (The DPS), and have nearly 70 Scottish deposits already lodged with the scheme. Colin Macmillan, Managing Director, of Glasgow Property Letting Ltd said: "It's really positive for our lettings industry that the Scottish Government has introduced tenancy deposit protection legislation in line with the rest of the UK. "We've been protecting deposits since 2008 even though, as a Scottish agency, we haven't been required to until now. We feel very strongly about the peace of mind and reassurance that deposit protection offers our clients, both landlords and tenants alike. Our deposits were previously held with The DPS who are run by the same company as The LPS Scotland, so we can be sure of their experience and are confident that our tenants' deposits will continue to be protected to the highest level." A range of useful resources to assist landlords, tenants and letting agents with getting to grips with this new legislation can be found on the LPS Scotland website. Landlords and letting agents are in with the chance to win a day at the races when they register their deposits with The LPS Scotland at, between 2nd July and 31st August. The lucky winners will receive a VIP day out for themselves and four guests and receive five star treatment at Ayr Racecourse with hospitality tickets to the William Hill Ayr Gold Cup Opening Day on 20th September 2012. The prize includes club badge, racecard, Bucks Fizz reception, four course lunch, afternoon tea, drinks package and private betting facilities.

Kevin Firth, Managing Director






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