Thanks so much for stopping by. I'm Terian, a Fife based Designer, founder of Terian Tilston Interior Design, colour lover and advocate for clever, quirky and practical creations.
From an early age, it was quite clear that I was a creative sort. I had always wanted to be an Interior Designer. As a child I would spend hours drawing, painting, sewing and even redecorating my bedroom (something I have never really grown out of!).
I got my first drawing desk at aged 4 (a wee yellow and grey number!) and even asked for a Black and Decker Jigsaw when I was 12 so I could design and make my own furniture....... (yeah...... that never materialised sadly! Something about kids and power tools and danger......? Whatever!).
You would think that being a creative kid there would have been a natural progression to an early career in Interior Design. Yeah.......... I don't really know what happened but some how I went on to study Law and then on to practice as a Litigation Solicitor for about 6 years. Let's just say, I felt it was the right thing to do at the time, but my inner creative couldn't be suppressed for long and in 2012, whilst still practicing as a Solicitor, I launched The Little Brown Bear, a soft furnishings business specialising in bespoke Kids and Nursery Interiors. This is a business I still run today and which is growing from strength to strength!
Although being a Solicitor isn't typically a creative career, it has taught me so much about client care, problem solving, attention to detail, organisation, communication and time/project management, which are pretty invaluable skills for a great Designer. So actually, it's been a pretty perfect natural progression.
Running my own soft furnishings business has given me a real insight into the world of interiors and opened many doors of opportunity as a new Designer in recent years. Not only have I worked on projects for myself, but I have designed and managed projects for family, friends and more recently, clients on both residential and commercial projects.
So here I am taking a massive leap of faith and setting up on my own full time!
I may have taken the long way around, but I more than make up for the wee detour with abundance of enthusiasm, passion, drive, talent, experience and life skills. You can't teach that shizz!
Although I am pretty adaptable, fundamentally my style is unique, fresh, fun and functional. So if you're looking for something a bit different but practical, and on a budget. I'm your gal! Get in touch!
Check out some of my latest projects here
ABOUT TERIAN TILSTON INTERIOR DESIGN
Terian Tilston Interior Design isn't your typical design studio. We do things a bit differently. Our main focus is to inspire others, creating affordable happy, functional spaces for our clients.
We are a small team headed up by Terian, who recently featured as a Designer on Series 1 of Interior Design Masters on BBC2 and Netflix. We are hugely passionate about good, attainable interior design and really believe that the spaces around us can influence our mood and productivity and a well designed space can have a real positive impact on our everyday lives.
Good design should be available to everyone and we therefore offer a range of services for all budgets, from set priced online design packages to individually quoted full project management and installation projects.
We all deserve to have a beautiful happy space, so what's stopping you from creating yours?
Let's face it, there never seems to be enough hours in the day (one of the many pitfalls of adult life! ahhhh!) Getting round to putting together a well thought out scheme and creating your perfect space can often feel like another thing to do, on the endless "to do list" of life. We hear ya! But it doesn't have to be that way!
In addition to this, let's get real here, not many of us have an endless supply of money we can throw at our homes and the look we want may seem so far off what we think we can afford. But it doesn't have to be that way!
WHY HIRE AN INTERIOR DESIGNER?
Well, basically, because in the long run it could help save you time and money by getting someone else (us....hopefully!) to do the "well thought out design bit" for you, and take that stress away!
How many times have you panic bought items for your home in a bid to "fill a space!" only to regret it in a few months time, when you realise what you have bought just doesn't work for the space, you, your family or your lifestyle, so you panic buy more "bits" in an attempt to make up for the first time? We've all been there! This process of thoughtless and impulsive buying not only leads to unnecessary waste, (which the environment could really do without!) but is also a complete waste of your money.
Hiring a designer to design a space especially for you may seem like an extravagance reserved for the super wealthy! It doesn't have to be like that. Good design should and CAN be available to all. It's our mission to help you bring the joy back into creating a space perfect for you. Your very own happy space!
We offer a range of services to cater for all needs and budgets, from a complete online design package, right through to the full project management. Check them out here.
If you have any questions, we do love a good chat, so just get in touch.