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25 Beautiful Homes|October 2021
Fantastical patterns combined with bold colours create drama in Tamara MacDonald’s family home
ALISON GIBB
Tamara MacDonald and her husband Martin bought their Glasgow home long distance from London, knowing they wanted a good-sized family house within the catchment area of a good school. ‘My dad showed us around on FaceTime and we immediately knew we wanted the property,’ says Tamara. ‘It was in need of renovation but Martin and I were very happy to undertake a project and we didn’t want to live with someone else’s taste, so it felt less wasteful to buy something in relatively poor condition.’

The south-facing garden, with a stand-alone garage they could convert into a recording studio, made it a must-have for the creative couple. Martin is a film editor and Tamara is a singer-songwriter who, during lockdown, set up a female music collective, Hen Hoose, with the aim of supplying female-composed music to the film and advertising industry. They were even asked to produce the music for the Scottish government’s COVID-19 vaccine advertising campaign.

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