Clients Testimonials

We employed Kate to help design and project manage the renovation of a flat we had recently bought in the New Town. As we live in the Borders it was vital for us to have someone on hand to keep an eye on everything. Kate was tireless in her supervision and attention to detail and never complained even when she was called in for a couple of emergencies. She gave great advice regarding design and sourcing of items from granite worktops to sanitary ware to light fittings. Her network of contacts for trades is excellent e.g. Plumber, curtain maker, tiler etc. She remained calm and in control throughout, despite several inevitable hiccups along the way and was always happy to do anything required. We are delighted with the end of result and would have no hesitation in recommending her.

We hired Kate after 5 years of restoring an old decaying Victorian house. By the time it was watertight, papered and painted we had lost sight of the final goal, in part because negotiating the furnishing of the house, between us was taking too long and we were both becoming frustrated with the lack of progress. Kate managed to break the logjam. She encouraged us to discard long held prejudices and move on while retaining our own sense of style. We seem now to get the maximum effect with a minimum of effort, and we are delighted. The house is very much ours, but we could not have got there without Kate.

When Wolfson Microelectronics moved into its new 40,000 sq ft premises in Edinburgh it wanted to create an appropriate environment for its innovative high tech staff. A key requirement was to blend operational efficiency with style without spending an arm and a leg. We chose Kate for her sympathy to our desires and her clear vision of how to create right atmosphere. She took the concept and with interaction with our staff developed the look and feel of the office and managed the implementation of the interior. The result is a stunning high tech office that motivates the staff and is commented on by customers and visitors from around the world. We were delighted with Kate's attention to detail and ability to work to a tight budget without compromising quality or impact.

"We employed Kate to give us design advice with respect to our new, penthouse flat at Quartermile in Edinburgh. We had new and old furniture to blend into a very modern setting. Her advice was very valuable and practical for both the big and small changes. She helped choose and place our paintings and rearranged the furniture to create a more open feeling. She also advised on colours and accessories. We are about to commission her to do the same for our new sun room extension perhaps with a bolder retro theme this time. Fiona and I are pleased to recommend her services; you will not be disappointed."

"I used Kate Marrian Interiors for redesigning my room/office and was very pleased with the service provided, she listened to what I wanted and made me feel like my opinion was valuable too. She has a great eye for colour matching and creating the perfect atmosphere on every room, she's helping us at the moment with the office room and the shed, I am sure we will be using her services again!
highly recommended."

"Kate came highly recommended from my sister and after having seen some of the mood boards she had produced, I decided to give her a call. I liked Kate's approach from the beginning. She came in and had a look around the house in order to get an idea of what I liked/didn't like. She discussed colour schemes and ideas with me and then produced a moodboard which I could keep and refer to at any time. I liked the fact that Kate chose lighting, furniture etc depending on budget (which was often limited). It was not all high end but still looked very stylish. I have been very happy with Kate and will continue to use her for any other rooms I redecorate in the future. I would highly recommend her to anyone. She gives a great service and is very affordable."

"Kate has designed the interior of a three-bed room flat in the West End of Edinburgh for me. The property was unfurnished and in need of a complete revamp. I am very pleased with both the results and the whole process. With Kate, you get more than design advice. She sourced, negotiated with and managed various specialist tradespeople (from joiners to decorators and upholsterers). All work was done to a high standard and on schedule. Throughout the process, Kate was very committed, frequently checking on progress and aiding me in making buying decisions. Thanks to Kate, I managed to get a great design, in a time period far shorter and at a price lower than anything I could have achieved without her. I fully recommend Kate and look forward to using her services again in the future."