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I’m Terian, Scottish Designer, Maker, DIYer mum of 2 and founder of design studio Terian Tilston Interior Design.



From an early age, it was quite clear that I was a creative sort.  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.

In 2018 my mum passed away very suddenly and unexpectedly and my whole world came crashing down. My home very much became my sanctuary, but I felt it just no longer reflected who we were as a family and wasn't supporting us.


With virtually no budget, I started redesigning and redecorating each room in my house with a focus on reducing waste and reusing a lot of what we already had, to create special spaces for myself and my family to support us, our needs and our mental health. 

It then became my mission to help create special spaces for others to support them as well, because we all deserve to have a positive space around us, regardless of budget. Hiring an Interior Designer to help you with this process shouldn't just be reserved for the super rich!

Fast forward a long time, one interior design TV down and  much life experience later and here I am, designing happy, affordable supportive spaces for wonderful people! 


It’s my mission to inspire and build creative confidence by helping to create affordable, functional and happy spaces for my clients, whilst providing encouragement, motivation and support through a range of accessible services for all budgets. 




Terian Tilston Interior Design was created to help, inspire and empower others to take control of their homes and surroundings and create spaces  which support us, reflect who we really are and bring us JOY! 

Too many times I have seen people frustrated with their homes, feeling lost with where to start, feeling they can't afford it, they don't deserve it... the list goes on and they do nothing, or they panic buy and regret it. Quite often it comes down to a lack of confidence and a belief that you have to be super rich to create your perfect happy space. 


Let me tell you something... You ARE worth it and you can achieve it! Sometimes you just need some help to get started.


I've got your back! 



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Things are a bit different around here! I strongly believe that good design should be attainable for all. We all deserve a happy space around us but sometimes a lack of budget, lack of confidence or the fear of not knowing where to start can scare us away from achieving our interiors dreams. It doesn’t have to be this way.

I not only work together with you to help create designs which reflect who you are, work for you and your lifestyle and which spark joy, but I'm also here for you to empower, coach and support you through bringing our design to life and creating the home of your dreams on a budget comfortable for you.





I totally believe in you! You deserve a space which brings you joy! What's holding you back?