I get excited when I see interior design enhancing the day to day. A good example of this is having the perfect height of side table next to your armchair so that your cup/glass can be easily picked up and put down - perhaps you've haven't noticed how annoying it is that you have to slightly lean out your chair to put that cup down..I could go on about this armchair issue for ages...maybe you want to pull up a (perfectly heightened) chair while I bang on about this a bit more...
Growing up being surrounded by art, performance, and history (my home town of Edinburgh is responsible for a lot of this as well as my degree in History of Art and Museum Studies) informs a lot of my my aesthetic leanings whilst my background in events and festivals, from marketing the world's biggest new year celebrations to coaxing comedians onto (and off) stage has given me a ridiculously good understanding of planning, logistics and why the excel spreadsheet is my favourite weapon of choice.
A few years ago and I decided that the event world will survive without me but the many, many interiors out there may not. And so here we are....some courses, steep learning curves and successful and well received projects later - Amy Shirlaw Interiors is here to source you the correct height of table or at the very least pop a cushion under your bahookie so you won't have to lean too far to pick up your tea.
p.s. if you're feeling intrigued and want to know more you can read my Apartment Therapy home tour feature here
p.p.s want to read more? Great - I have plenty to say in my journal
I offer two main services - Design Concept and Design Plan but often work with clients on specific areas and can provide a bespoke quote based on your project needs, such as colour consultancy, furniture sourcing and spatial planning - get in touch for more information.
‘Amy is a class act. When I first moved into my new house I asked her to come round for an in house consultation. She listened to my ideas, and then helped me build on them with her wealth of experience and common sense, to create a space that I’m so happy with. She brings not just creativity and style to interior design, but she is also practical and down to earth. She has been the perfect sounding board throughout this process, offering follow-on support and inspired tips along the way. I’d highly recommend her - she has helped me make my home into something I absolutely love.’
'Amy has an uncanny ability to listen to our vague ideas and turn them into a range of colours and designs which are unique to us and we are delighted with'
'Amy has transformed our bedroom from a piecemeal jumble of uncoordinated colour and mess, to a tranquil, beautiful space that I adore being in. She listens to your style and aims, and carefully puts things together, suggesting ideas that you have never considered, but taking into account your tastes. If someone had told me upfront that I’d have any green colour in the design, I’d have laughed…..but it is gorgeous. I love it! She is both creative and professional and very patient! The end result is perfect. You’ll not be disappointed.’
‘We owned a 2 bedroom flat which we were looking to sell but it was a bit tired looking! Suddenly we had a smart, attractive flat which was pleasing to the eye, and sold within 2 weeks, over 20 notes of interest and 11 offers!'
‘The idea of offering a remote design process sounded daunting to me at first but it couldn’t have been better. ….Amy was always there offering fresh ideas, new concepts, advice and putting my concerns to rest.’