Art First Interior Design
We are artists first and interior designers second – so we design differently. We develop interior designs that are deeply personal to the people who inhabit them.
Full Service Interior Design
We can manage every aspect of your interior project – from concept development to design and delivery.
Our full interior design service includes concept development, visioning and moodboarding, detailed design specification, project management and delivery including product sourcing and trades management. We can work with your appointed architect and trade contractors or provide our own as required.
Whether you are looking for a full house renovation, to add a little personality to a new build or to upgrade a tiny guest loo, we get excited about every new project and will work with you to make it extraordinary!
Our Unique Art First Approach
It starts with art. Our founder Lorraine Aaron is a professional artist with a background making large scale artworks for public places.
Lorraine’s established creative process of researching, planning and making place and people specific art is instilled in every design project we work on.
We’ll take the time to understand your unique personality, the stories you have to tell and the way you want to feel in each space. We’ll look for opportunities for ‘art thinking’ to deliver unexpected, effective solutions and develop a creative vision for your project that is deeply personal to you.
Bespoke Furniture & Accessories
Sometimes the right piece for your home just doesn’t exist yet. We can help by designing something completely bespoke and original to you.
Whether it’s a beautifully simple table that fits perfectly into a little nook or an elaborate crafted pendant light that brings some drama to the dining room, we make it easy by seeking out the very best artists, artisans and makers on your behalf.
We manage the whole process from beginning to end allowing you to sit back and be delighted with something unique and special, created just for you.
Visioning & Moodboarding
Every great design starts with a clear and compelling vision.
We’ll work with you to build a set of moodboards that encapsulate and clearly communicate the vision for each space. Our boards are designed not only to suggest colourways, pattern and decor items but to conjure up a clear sense of how your room will make you feel – often using a piece of art as a catalyst to capture the emotion and narrative we want to achieve.
Each moodboard also comes with an accompanying detailed design brief outlining all the key practical considerations and requirements to deliver the design.
Edinburgh New Town Apartment
We were delighted to be appointed to deliver the transformation of a beautiful Georgian apartment in Edinburgh’s New Town.
The clients wanted a luxurious yet relaxed and fun apartment which would have the ‘wow factor’ and be a real experience to visit, making them feel like they had escaped to somewhere extra special, completely different from their own homes.
They wanted cosy spaces to gather for parties and dinners with friends as well as some quieter spaces to read books away from the rest of the family if all visiting together.
Using the backdrop of the dramatic city of Edinburgh we applied Art First thinking to create a home with a firm connection to the city – absorbing its complex character, landscape and colours – embedding specially commissioned artworks and locally crafted bespoke furniture to reflect the clients unique personality and story.
Project shortlisted for a British Institute of Interior Design Award, 2022.
A contemporary interpretation of an orangery where all the family can relax and enjoy views of the stunning landscape by day and entertain by night with zoned areas for a cocktail/coffee bar as well as outdoor cooking, dining and fireplace.
A large scale renovation of a six bedroom family villa consisting of the redesign of twenty interior spaces to allow more light and flow adding a new flexible open plan kitchen, prep kitchen and dining space and extending the interior space outdoors with exterior landscaping and pool area.
If you like the sound of our approach to design and have a project you’d like to discuss, please do get in touch, we’re a friendly bunch and love to chat all things art and interiors!