Setting a Budget

All Interior Design Projects happen within the framework of a budget.  Once you have decided on a budget you can than plan how much you can allocate to each element.  How much can you comfortably afford ?  If its a major renovation talk to a few experts, tell them what you wish to achieve and they can give a qualified estimate for your work.  This is a starting point – consider all costs involved ie lighting, flooring, furniture, soft furnishings also delivery costs or shipping.  If you are unsure or working within a tight budget bringing in an Interior Designer can be a wise investment.  They will help source within your budget, keep within your budget and give advice on where to save and spend within the project.  They will make sure you achieve your aspirations.  Remember if you are working within a very tight budget you can divide your project into phases.  Come in and chat to your local Interior Designer – we are only too willing to help and give advice.  Don’t be shy in discussing budgets.  Settling on a budget helps the designer in sourcing materials to match your aspirations.

Not a Slave to Colour Trends ?

Not interested in following trends, don’t do decorating every other year ?  Here are some tried and tested tones for your interiors which you will never tire of.

Taupe – so versatile adds warmth, works with everything.

Add warmth, works with everything








White – so many shades, most popular  brilliant white – keep it cool and stark or add pops of colour or wood to add warmth and variety.

Brilliant White – bold choice or add pops of colour








Grey – no longer the dull and boring colour it used to be – so many shades again – shaken off its dull image and nowadays  is synonymous with style, sophistication and glamour.

Grey – style, sophistication and glamour


Chosen your colour scheme, looking a bit flat, its the finishing touches that matter. Eyes are naturally drawn to window dressings, they frame the room and turn it from a space to a hub and a beating heart. Getting the curtains right makes all the difference to your design dreams. Adding texture and pattern will add interest and lift your room.  Complete the look by including some matching cushions to bring pattern/colour into the room, tying your scheme together. 

During the month of July Gilding the Lily Interiors will provide two FREE matching cushions complete with pads with any curtain orders placed.

New Arrival – Jab Casa Carlucci Wallpaper 08 Collection





Contemporary designs inspired by vintage flooring, handbags and textiles.   Sophisticated textures and designs in subtle colours.  Chevron and honeycomb designs based on antique parquet flooring, a small all over print – a reminder of woven leather Italian handbags.  More extravagant prints include jungle leaf, bamboo, printed on linen background and a leopard print.  These are high quality embossed vinyls – wide width – 70cms x 10m roll size.  Come in to view entire collection or have samples sent directly to your home.

Valentines Vibes

Don’t just think of red on valentines day – bring red into your life all through the year.  Go bold and fill the room with red in differing tones and textures for a rich decadent look.  Go for “less is more” by adding touches of red throughout the room in lampshades, rugs or cushions.  Here is a selection of ideas.  This stunning headboard  became the WOW factor in a client’s bedroom.










Stunning Practical Visions Blinds

Striking Contemporary Practical Blinds

  Striking Contemporary Practical Blinds


Liven your windows with practical yet stylish Vision Blinds made for a more contemporary home.  Control light while maintaining the view, Vision fabrics gently filter the light whilst providing a privacy blind. Suitable for all rooms. Choice of fabric textures and colour.


Happy St. Andrews Day


Happy St. Andrews Day to all our clients, wherever you are in the world


Christmas Through the Years at the White House

Obama "Pets" Theme

Obama “Pets” Theme

Obama White House Corridors

Obama White House Corridors

Jackie and John F Kennedy

Jackie and John F Kennedy

Relaxed Kennedy Family

Relaxed Kennedy Family



Brighten Your Home for Christas


Time is fast running out to add a fresh look to your home before Christmas but why not add some wallpaper for a relatively inexpensive solution.



Enter a successfully designed room and you will always find a mirror, either a bold statement piece, doubling the depth of the room or simply cleverly positioned to bounce and reflect light around.

One large wall which needs to be filled ? What about a gallery of mirrors in unusual frame shapes and finishes. This could easily replace picture frames and cleverly add light and sparkle to a room.

In a small room it is always best to go large. One large mirror will open up a room.#

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