#mydonnawilson: Humpty House
You may have spotted this amazing house on BBC Scotland’s Home of the Year back in April. It’s the home of Ben & Rosemary Scrimgeour, who run a Scottish rural architecture practice called Building Workshop. When they contacted us to let us know our designs would be featured on TV, we wanted to know more! Over to Rosemary…
Can you tell us a little about your home?
Our house is called Humpty House – it’s in Angus Scotland, overlooking Lintrathen Loch. The building is half house, half architect’s office. We designed the building to be really flexible and adaptable, with lots of natural daylight to make a really bright and uplifting home and workspace all year round.
How would you describe your interior style?
Our house has enormous windows and so has big views of the surrounding woodland and loch. The interior is simple, rurally inspired, calming, contemporary, fairly minimalist, with lots of books and some strong colours here and there.
What’s your favourite room and why?
The kitchen because it is connected to all of the other rooms. It’s very open plan and is where we spend a lot of our time – as a family, we’re very into cooking and eating.
What’s the most treasured object in your home and what’s the story behind it?
Our Orkney chair which Ben’s granny, who was also an architect, gave us for a wedding present.
Where do you shop for interior design objects?
Catalog in Edinburgh is our favourite interior shop. We also love Hilary Grant’s throws and blankets – they have such wonderful colours and patterns and are all made in Scotland.
Who or what is your biggest interior crush?
We love the agricultural, home and farm feel of the interiors at our project Guardswell Farm, which was the work of the owner, Anna Lamotte.
What’s on your interiors shopping list?
The Le Corbusier Lampe de Marseille is top of our interiors shopping list at the moment, however we are keeping it very simple for now as we have small children who are not the most careful with precious objects!!
And lastly, what do you think makes a house a home?
For us, what really makes our home is our family. But saying that, we are very lucky to have a lovely bright and airy home at Humpty House with space, warmth, and our own style of architecture and design.
Shop Rosemary & Ben’s #mydonnawilson:
The Allsorts Throw and Lion Mini Blanket (pictured in Humpty House) are no longer available, but you can find more cosy, lambswool blankets and throws here.
The Humpty House made it through to the final of BBC Scotland’s Home of the Year, so tune in on Wednesday 29th May to find out if it scoops the ultimate accolade – our fingers and toes are crossed for you, Rosemary and Ben!