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Amy Shirlaw

practical, affordable interior advice and designs




I’m Amy, founder of Amy Shirlaw Interiors. I travelled the world for over ten years creating vivid, transient spaces for events and festivals. I now put my energy into transforming permanent spaces—our homes—to reflect, support and complement my clients’ lifestyles, tastes and preferences. I provide an authentic, practical and inclusive approach to interior design. My services reflect varying levels of support and guidance, depending on your requirements.


I’m a firm believer in function over form. To me, a well-designed room is not only cleverly designed, but comfortable, liveable and inviting. Decorative trends come and go, I create rooms that are authentic; rooms for the people who actually live in them. I want to know how you use your home, how you feel when you’re in it and how you want to feel. 

The rooms I design support a variety of lifestyles and moods. They are real spaces used by real people. Though I always incorporate moments of joy and pleasure, the most important thing to me is that they work. By sharing my professional experience and opinions, I am here to help you make the right decisions, in the right order. I enjoy working with homeowners and renters living in all kinds of properties, from Georgian to new builds, in and around Edinburgh. No budget is too small.

"Thanks for the much-needed kick start to us getting our redesign work under way. I'd really lost my vision and confidence so everything was at a bit of a standstill. Your fresh eyes and experience really counted; now we can get started with a clearer view to where we're going."
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Michele, Newhaven

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