We are often asked what rooms looked like before we have worked our magic on them. The photographs below show the striking transformations that good interior design can bring to a space.

Redesign of Open Plan Family Kitchen

This Edinburgh family kitchen and living area had quite a stark feel, this wasn’t helped by the large black floor and rows of downlights. We redesigned the layout, lighting plan and sourced all fabrics and furniture. The finished room has a much better layout, atmospheric lighting for different times of day and the soft room colours are really relaxing.

Adding Character to a New Build

We worked with a family in Perthshire who were moving from a classic stone house into a new build. They wanted to ensure they had colour and character in their new home. This can be difficult to achieve in new builds as they often don’t have the features of traditional buildings. A strong but sympathetic colour scheme transformed the neutral rooms.

New Build Living Room Redesign

The living room in this new build house had uncomfortable proportions. The chimney breast felt too narrow for the room and the dark wooden mantlepiece took over the space. Our client was interested in extra storage in the room as well as bespoke cabinetry to transform the fireplace wall. We worked closely with our cabinet maker to design the shelving units. They were backlit with led lights to give a lovely soft atmospheric light at night.

Country House Kitchen Transformation

Our East Lothian clients are keen cooks and had been using a very small room in their house as a kitchen. We worked with them to look at options for relocating the kitchen into different rooms in the house. This music room was chosen as the room to use and we designed a kitchen layout for them to maximise this space. The brief was for a classic contemporary kitchen with a mixture of clean lines in the cabinetry and enough storage for their saucepans. Our clients like having items on display so their existing saucepan racks were recoloured to suit the warm slate grey walls.

Contemporary Bedroom in Georgian Apartment

Our clients have lived in this Edinburgh Georgian apartment for several years. They commissioned us to transform the bedroom into a more contemporary space. We painted the room in Slipper Satin from Farrow & Ball and then coordinated fabrics and textures to create a glamorous and relaxing room.

Contemporary Duplex Apartment

This Edinburgh apartment was recently converted and all the rooms had been painted white. Our clients wanted a luxurious feel to their bedroom. We specified wall panels covered in silk which were attached to the wall around the headboard. A new lighting plan, soft furnishings and accessories were designed and supplied.

Scottish Country House

Our client grew up in this East Lothian Georgian lodge in the sixties and had happy memories of the house. When she was planning to return to Scotland for her retirement she saw a ‘for sale’ board outside and was delighted to be able to buy her childhood home. The house was in quite a state of disrepair with damp patches and crumbling plaster throughout. We were commissioned to renovate the living room. Following the success of this project we were then instructed to design the rest of the house the following year.

Contemporary City Apartment

This listed apartment had no heating and a difficult layout. The apartment was fully renovated to suit the clients’ taste with a high level finish. Bespoke cabinetry, lighting design, upholstery and soft furnishings were supplied throughout.

Classic Feminine City Apartment

This Edinburgh apartment was in need of full renovation. Two bedrooms were knocked into one to create a large kitchen diner and the old kitchen was turned into a bedroom.

Chateau in Bordeaux

This beautiful French chateau was a dream job, the rooms were bare but in great condition. Our brief was to turn a plain boring interior in to the perfect French relaxing country house. The only challenge was that we had 6 weeks and that included shipping to France! We have great relationships with our craftsmen here so with such tight timescales it was best to have most of the bespoke items made in the UK.

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. Their work has been featured in many interior design magazines and they pride themselves on working with each clients personal tastes to create their dream home.

For more information or further examples of their work please contact The Studio in Edinburgh on 0131 629 1661 or by email at studio@robertson-lindsay.com

7 Dundonald Street, Edinburgh EH3 6RX

Tel: 0131 629 1661

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