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.

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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

JULY FREE CUSHION OFFER

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.

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.

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Stunning Practical Visions Blinds

Striking Contemporary Practical Blinds

  Striking Contemporary Practical Blinds

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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

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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

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Jackie and John F Kennedy

Relaxed Kennedy Family

Relaxed Kennedy Family

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Brighten Your Home for Christas

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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.

ADD WARMTH WITH COPPER

Copper is a wonderful metal to add WOW and WARMTH  to any room.  Tones with most colours, especially neutrals and greys.  We have a wide selection of textured wallpapers and fabrics or have a look at some accessories you could incorporate in a room scheme.

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New “Cobra” Collection from Brian Yates

Come in and view the new Brian Yates Collection in our showroom.

Cobra”collection: printed mainly on natural cork which is harvested manually from the bark of the cork oak, cut into squares then glued onto a metallic backing. The squares are then polished until perfectly smooth and flat, ready to be overprinted. A specialized and hand-crafted production process.
The range is complemented with a bi-coloured woven raffia design as well as printed plains and reptile designs.
Colours range from brown-black tiger snake, white python, green copper, chameleon, bark brown lizard, greyish crocodile, green water turtle, to the stained cobra, most of them enhanced with a shimmer of gold, silver or copper, reflecting light and shimmering like sunshine on reptile skin.
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Good Luck Andy Murray vs Tomas Berdych

Love the comfy contemporary Scottish feel of Andy Murray’s Cromlix Hotel.  Gilding the Lily carry many of the fabrics used in the soft furnishings or ranges with a very similar feel.  Come in and browse.

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HAPPY EUROVISION SONG CONTEST PARTY !

HOPE EVERYONE HAVING A EUROVISION PARTY HAS A GREAT TIME.  WE HAVE BEEN TO QUITE A FEW BUT THE BEST WAS DRESSING AS YOUR FAVOURITE CONTESTANT.  I ALWAYS GO FOR ABBA “WATERLOO”.  I LOVE ALL THINGS SWEDISH, INCLUDING THEIR SIMPLE UNDERSTATED INTERIOR DESIGN.   COME IN AND VIEW OUR SWEDISH SANDBERG WALL COVERINGS
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Early Night for Britains Got Talent Judges !

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Amanda’s Chocolate Box Cottage

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Simon’s London Pad

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David’s Country Retreat

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Alesha’s Lounge

The Judges

The Judges

Soooo Busy

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Take Inspiration from Grey Skies

Although the skies may be overcast and grey, take inspiration.  Who says grey needs to be boring.  Mix up tones together with texture.

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