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


Retail Interior Design Specialists in Edinburgh

Skela Studio is an interior design company based in Edinburgh. Our speciality is retail interior design and shop-fitting, helping clients make the best of their retail space. Taking pride in being passionate about the success of our local businesses across Scotland.

Competing with big retailers is tough, but we believe that independent retailers have so much more to offer. We often work together with brand specialists and marketers to have a better brand presence online and in the shops. Custom design and shop-fitting can be quite challenging but also really rewarding to see we had an impact on another business’s success. 

We offer a range of commercial interior design services in Edinburgh and the rest of Scotland. Starting from a SWAT analysis of your shop, cafe, bar or restaurant and feedback on improvements to complete fit-out of your commercial interior as well as art direction.


We were looking to ‘revitalise’ our independent opticians practice to attract new patients but were scared of alienating our existing patients and so we asked Aleksandra to come up with a design that had had in mind. Following a comprehensive pre-visit questionnaire and a visit to our business Aleksandra presented her design to us and not only was I blown away by the design, but the amount of effort and detail that was put into the design was also way more than I was expecting. The detail and explanation provided in the design has also had the added benefit of energising the whole staff team who are 100% on board with the plans.

Stephen Bolland

Interior Design Services in Scotland and the UK

Our Residential Interior Design Services range from simple room styling to complete house decoration. Listening to you is our main priority and we endeavour to help you create a home that is perfect for you. You can be involved a lot in the design process or as little as possible. Helping you source antiques, modern furniture, lighting, art and even design bespoke joinery is part of our service.

We pride ourselves on keeping the work within the timescale and the budget, resulting in clients coming back to us and recommending us to others. 


The founder Aleksandra J. Hannah is an Interior Designer based in Scotland. With her background in Retail styling and Visual merchandising, she excelled in designing beautiful and eye-catching displays. While working for large retailers she noticed there was a gap in the market for specialist interior design focusing on independent retailers.  She retrained as an Interior designer and set up Skela Studio in order to work with businesses that want to make the best commercial use of their interiors.  Now her designs include different types of spaces: apartments, shops, boutique hotels, cafes, offices etc.

​​In addition to her design work, she regularly holds interior design workshops and talks for The City of Edinburgh Council, Heriot-Watt University and internationally for companies like Google & Accenture

The most important thing for her when designing a room is to give the place a soul, style and a good atmosphere. Aleksandra likes to stay informed but is not driven by trends. Her eye for colours, textures and lighting is what sets her apart from other designers. She endeavours to create true living places: fluent, comfortable and timeless, places where people feel good. Inspiration comes from everywhere: nature, music, travel, art, colours and shapes she sees every day.

Email us at [email protected] for a free quote 

Interior design bedroom
Boutique Hotel Design in Edinburgh. Hotel No.11 Brunswick. Design by Skela Studio



take-away shop design
Interior Design for Sushi place in Glasgow completed 2021
Christmas windows display design and installation, December 2022

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Interior Design for Argonaut Books Edinburgh Completed March 2022

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Interior Design and shop styling for the shop in Thistle Street, Edinburgh
Interior Design of two retail units, one in Bruntsfield and one in Blackhall, Edinburgh
Interior Design of three separate retail stores. One in Prestwick, one in Dumbarton Road and one in Glasgow City Centre
Window Design and Install