Interior Design | Retail Design | Commercial Interiors Edinburgh
Interior Design | Retail Design | Commercial Interiors Edinburgh



My hope is that this Before and After article will provide you with interior design inspiration and show how easy it is to do small updates. Sometimes the smallest changes make the biggest difference.

I was asked to provide interior design service for a lovely family of four in Marchmont.  One of the rooms I did was their living room. The client’s brief was a comfortable and smart family living room with touches of Scandinavian design. 

The main challenge was that the room felt dark and cold. Also, it had to serve multiple functions and accommodate a family with two children under 5 plus two cats. The room design involved choosing the right colours and patterns to add light and warmth.  Then with the addition of mirrors, new lighting, flooring and bold colours we made the room brighter and more welcoming. Some pieces of furniture stayed, like the much loved comfortable sofas and side tables. The owner inherited some lovely artwork and we took our time in selecting and curating. We created a feature wall in the living room that can change and grow with time. 

 We did some space planning and the rearranging of the existing furniture which also added to the feeling of warmth. By dividing the room into zones for watching television, reading and children’s play area we created three cosy spaces in one room for the family to use at the same time without feeling too busy.   

I did further three rooms for this family and it was a lovely collaboration. They had a great creative input in their home design and were a pleasure to work with.

If, like this family, you have lot’s of ideas but not sure where to start give me a shout 🙂 Aleks at [email protected] or book a free online appointment. 

For more interior design inspiration check out my Instagram page. 

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Photographs by Philippe Monthoux