What’s on trend for 2018

Last year we were delighted to see the return of colour. Most of our clients were asking for colour, pattern and texture in their homes to express their personal taste. This year colour moves on again with bold green tones becoming popular and colour blocking for the...

Searching for new products in Milan

We have just returned from an inspirational trip to Milan for the annual design fair. The city is taken over by vibrant pop up design shops and quirky art installations. Designers from all over the world flock to see the latest trends and products. We were...

We’re on The List! (House & Garden)

We were delighted to be asked to be a member of The List by House and Garden magazine. The List is a comprehensive online guide to the best interior designers and architects across the...

Looking forward to 2017

We had a very busy 2016, completing 51 bespoke rooms for clients across the UK. Each project was designed to the clients specific style and we worked across a range of houses from city new builds to a large castle in the borders. We are now looking forward to a busy...

Looking to the East

Chinoiserie has been in style in the West since trade routes opened in the 18th century. At that time Chinese wallpapers, lacquered furniture and fretwork were often all put together in one Chinese themed room. These days, in our room designs, we tend to add a few...

Exploring the design world in Rome

We were lucky enough to spend a day in Rome searching for interesting suppliers that we can add to our portfolio. Here is a selection of our favourite finds. Rubelli are a 200 year old Venetian fabric and design house. They have supplied velvet for the Italian royal...

Look what we found in Paris…..

Maison & Object comes to Paris twice a year; with eight halls, thousands of exhibitors and miles after miles of new furniture and lighting products - it's the place to be in January. We walked thirteen miles on the first day around the stands looking for interesting...

Welcome to 2016!

Last year we saw copper hardware and patterned tiles break into mainstream interior design. They seemed to be in every newly opened cafe, bar and restaurant! This year we expect to see a move towards calmer colours and more greenery by bringing plants into our homes....

Autumn/Winter trends for this season

Autumn is officially here so it's time to update our list of key trends. As a designer it is great to see that colour and pattern back in fashion. 1. Bunt orange Our homes have moved away from the magnolia of the 90’s and back into colour. Coppery bronze tones are...

Decorex 2015 – key trends

We are just back from Decorex the annual interiors exhibition in London showcasing the best in furnishings and lighting for the home. It is the interiors equivalent of London Fashion Week and the ideal place to spot the latest trends. Here are some of our key finds...

We are 5 today!

It has been a whistle stop 5 years since Robertson Lindsay Ltd was formed. In that time we have completed many beautiful rooms, a quick tally includes 54 bedrooms and 28 bathrooms! We love what we do and are very grateful to have the opportunity to work with such...

Interiors Expert for the Metro newspaper

About Robertson Lindsay Interiors Sally Homan (Design Director) is an associate of the British Institute of Interior design and has developed a stunning portfolio of beautiful homes across the UK. Her work has been featured in many interior design magazines and she...

Robertson Lindsay Interiors – New Design Studio

We are delighted to announce that we have opened our design studio in the New Town of Edinburgh. Open by appointment, the studio is an ideal space for designing our luxury residential interiors, hosting client meetings and coordinating our projects. The team has a...

What’s hot for 2015?

Pantone colour of the year - 'Marsala' Each year the colour gurus at pantone announce a colour of the year. This choice influences the direction of fashion and beauty as well as interiors for the year. For 2015 they have chosen marsala, a warm rich colour with its...

Before and After – A Handsome Sofa

Do you have a hidden gem disguised under old material? We frequently find that clients have well made pieces furniture that can be given a new lease of life with reupholstery. We were particularly pleased with the result on this sofa that one of our London clients...

Before and after…. A shot of glamour

You may have seen the Edinburgh New Town re-development on our projects page, here are a few pictures to show you what it looked like before. The guest bedroom was tiny so rather than trying to make this small space feel bigger we embraced its size and went dark, cosy...

In the Press – 25 Beautiful Homes feature our interior design.

We were delighted to be included in this months 25 Beautiful Homes magazine! About Robertson Lindsay Interiors Sally Homan (Design Director) is an associate of the British Institute of Interior design and has developed a stunning portfolio of beautiful homes across...

Robertson Lindsay Interiors featured on Houzz

Swooooooon! We have been featured on the uber interiors website Houzz. Read the full article below or click on the Houzz logo. 21 Free Ways to Give Your Home Some Love Change a room’s look or set a new mood without spending anything but a little time Laura Gaskill...

Incredible India part 2 – Interior design of the Maharaja’s

Wandering around the dusty forts of Jaipur I expected to see a riot of colours, patterns and textures. What I hadn't counted on was how many of today's modern fabric and wallpapers I show to my clients would be so closely linked to those pattern I saw on my...

Wonderful Wood

Who doesn't love beautiful wooden flooring. It looks great when it’s done well but there are some costly pitfalls to avoid. With thousands of products available at variable prices it's tricky to know which to choose. Hardwoods are popular choice in residential and...

Robertson Lindsay featured on the US blog Chinoiserie Chic

We were delight to have our work featured on the American blog Chinoisery Chic. Beth Connolly is a renown interiors blogger and the face of cool for all things Chinoiserie. If you like the look then her blog posts can be found here.   About Robertson Lindsay Interiors...

Incredible India – Part 1

I've just returned from a whistle stop tour of India: Delhi, Agra and the beautiful of Rajasthan. A visit to the market in Jaipur was such a highlight; Indian ladies' dress in an array of beautiful colours - reds, pinks, oranges, yellows.. it's a riot of colour that...

Before and After……. A dreamy French home

This Beautiful French chateau was a dream job, the rooms were bare but in great condition. Our brief was to turn a very plain boring interior (we are OVA magnolia) in to the perfect French relaxing country house. The only challenge was that we had 6 weeks.... Oh and...

In the Press – Homes & Interiors Scotland feature

  A Homes & Interiors Scotland feature on our decorative scheme for a Steading conversion in Fife. Our clients wanted a luxurious home that could also be used as a holiday let. We therefore looked at practical solutions for this market as well as creating a warm and...

Before and after….. A New Town apartment

  One of the things that gets the most interest on our Facebook page are the before and after pictures of our projects. So here are some B&A's from a lovely apartment in Edinburgh's New Town. A lot of halls I see are badly lit with pendants which effectively just...

Charity project – Pilton community health centre

As a business we want to give some of our time to a charity project each year. Over the last 12 months we've been working with the Pilton community health project to liven up their home. It has been brilliant to work with the project leader Jen Richards to give them a...

Miami part 2…..

I was lucky enough to visit the super cool Miami design district, the mid-town centre for all things interiors. The first thing that struck me was how highly they value European design. A lot of Italian design and British influence.   One of my favourite finds was...

Robertson Lindsay Interior design in the press

Thank you very much to the lovely Edinburgh Ion magazine for a chat about all things design. About Robertson Lindsay Interiors Sally Homan (Design Director) is an associate of the British Institute of Interior design and has developed a stunning portfolio of beautiful...

Edinburgh Interior Design blog – Design trip to Miami

Just returned from a trip to the US to check out the Miami design scene. The first stop was the uber cool Viceroy hotel in Downtown Miami. Kelly Wearstler applied her award-winning design flair to the guestrooms, as well as the hotel’s signature restaurant, event...

Edinburgh Interior Design blog – Decorex 2013

The change in season might mean putting the summer clothes to the back of the wardrobe, but for us it means the launch of the new interior design collections. Our favourite time of the year……. The design industry flocks to London to visit Decorex – a 4 day...

Robertson Lindsay in the press

Thank you very much to the lovely i-on magazine for a chat about all things design. About Robertson Lindsay Interiors Sally Homan (Design Director) is an associate of the British Institute of Interior design and has developed a stunning portfolio of beautiful homes...

Happy New Year from RL – Step forward 2013!

What does 2013 hold for interiors? We look forward to the biggest trends. Move over magnolia, pattern is back We are seeing a lot of fabrics and wallpapers with bold prints and interesting detail being launched by the design houses. Retro botanical prints from the...

Edinburgh interior design blog – French flea market fantastique!

Its great that 2012 is all about bigging up Britain but sometimes a little Parisian chic just adds a special something! RL ran around Paris for 4 days looking for fabrics and furniture. Lots of exciting new finds - here are some of the beauties hunted down in the 18th...

Edinburgh Interior Design Blog – Preparing for Paris….

Happy days here at team RL as we prepare for a trip to visit our suppliers in Paris. One of our favourite accessory suppliers is based there - and we cant wait to see their latest collection of ginger jars. We're all for grouping them together to make a big impact...

Edinburgh Interior Design Blog – Oh so pretty……

The very chic Bennison calendar landed on the RL desk this week and we wanted to share some of our favourites. They have created fairy tale images with their new collection of fabrics; traditional designs which we think look bang up to date. Bennison is a British...

Edinburgh interior design – damask is back

We have declared today 'Wallpaper Wednesday' and we’re feeling classical at RL! We’ve just sourced some stunning gold damask wallpaper for a client’s country house bathroom so we thought we’d share a bit more of this design classic. Damask fabrics took their name from...

Edinburgh Interior Design – Wild for Wallpaper

This month we are wild for wallpaper, and over the next few weeks we at RL would like to showcase some of Britain’s best. First up its wallpapers for boys rooms, these fun designs were created by mum Victoria after she couldn’t find anything she liked for her two...