Squarespace Website build from scratch for French Gite Business

  • Kelly Simes

Having bought an 8 bedroom self catering property in SW France, one of the first things I felt needed upgrading was the website. My architectural and design background set me up for creating the look and feel of the new site within the restrictions of a Squarespace template, but I had to learn on the job how to construct it. I loved the experience which ran in parallel with updating the decor and interior styling which is my passion, which also generated the photographs to populate the site. The copy writing was also a welcome opportunity to develop a skill I had always wanted to explore further and a while later I launched a blog on the website too. This project pulled together all of the creative elements that excite me and I found it incredibly rewarding, if not challenging at times.