Canonbury Interiors


projects & testimonials.

We are proud of all our completed projects and we love receiving feedback from our wonderful clients. The majority of our projects are for private clients' properties which we respectfully treat as "private property" and not for sharing. Client confidentiality is respected at all times.  Our selection of interior design case studies are of clients' rented properties throughout the Highlands. Our testimonials below are from a variety of projects. If you'd like to add your project to the list, please do contact us. 

Holiday Home Project

"Can not thank Sarah and Carol and all the team at Canonbury enough. Their service has been exceptional throughout this total house renovation and refurbishment. Canonbury went far, far above & beyond the standard recommendations of soft-furnishings and colour scheme of ‘usual’ interior designers.
We were working with them via distance correspondence but it was made so easy as they had visited Tigh Tasgaidh and got in an instant what we wanted to achieve; a majestic home with luxurious and high quality furnishings befitting of its beautiful Highland setting.
Carol made a visit to the property and we worked out a bespoke plan very personalised to the house and our wishes. Visits to the Canonbury studio were incredible and always a joy to do - there are so many beautiful fabrics and accessories to choose from; simply stunning!
Looking back now on the whole experience I can honestly say it was made so easy with Canonbury involved and personally engaged all the way through."

To see for yourselves, take a moment to view Tigh Tasgaidh through the following link:

Dornoch New Build

"Delighted with everything about Canonbury. Good advice, very friendly and very efficient. Great Job."

This client's new build project started with us working from their Architect's drawings. An array of beautiful fabrics were chosen with the client and the end results are stunning.

MAKAR New Build

"The ladies at Canonbury are a delight to deal with. Their design inspirations have transformed our new home and their attentive and highly efficient responses have made the whole process from inception to installation an absolute pleasure! We would highly recommend Canonbury to anyone."


"I wish I could give Canonbury 10 stars! I had been looking for new blinds for my kitchen/dining room & door for months. I dropped in to Canonburys studio, where I met Olivia, one of the interior designers. Canonbury did not disappoint. They have 100’s maybe 1000’s of material samples! I found the perfect fun design/material. Olivia helped, advised and guided me through the whole process and visited my home to measured the windows etc. she took care of everything. 3 weeks or so later and the blinds were ready to be fitted, which again Olivia organised for me. I was so reassured by her confidence and friendly nature, she is so easy to chat to nothing was too much trouble. If you’re considering going to Canonbury don’t hesitate! I will go back for anything I need in the future. No job would be too big or too small for these guys. I can’t thank them enough...I adore my new blinds!"

LJ Bamford

full design service for overseas clients

"It has always been our dream to build a holiday home for ourselves on a remote part of Isle of Skye but being overseas while building during a global pandemic definitely brought many stresses. One of the things that did not stress us out was the interior design, because we were fortunate enough to be referred to Canonbury Interiors. It was important to us to find the right designer who could help bring our vision of the home to life, partnering with us through the process and being our eyes on the ground when we weren’t able to be there. We found this partnership in the amazing first-class team at Canonbury. What could have been a challenging experience turned out to be incredibly easy and fun. Canonbury listened to our vision, the styles we did and didn’t like, and the atmosphere we were trying to infuse in the home, and they brought forth beautiful ideas that were personalized to our tastes and needs. They collaborated with us as we added new elements to the project, and even made recommendations for updates to the building plan that we would not have thought of but were marvellous additions. They kept us up to date on progress throughout the entire project, communicating the status of all the many elements, so we never worried about where things stood. After they set the house up, the first time we walked into our new holiday home we were awe-struck at how gorgeous everything turned out. It felt and looked just as we envisioned and was perfect. It was truly a dream come true, and we could not have done it without Canonbury. "  


Speyside Review

"The team at Canonbury Interiors really did make the experience of choosing fabrics for our new kitchen exciting and easy.  I found they helped me channel my ideas and helped guide me in which fabrics would complement each other.   I would highly recommend this talented team and look forward to working with them again"

highland renovation

"Having recently completed an extensive renovation of our home in the Highlands we are pleased to recommend the highly professional, friendly and efficient services offered by Canonbury Interiors Limited.

Carol and Sarah helped simplify the process of colour and fabric matching and also assisted in the selection and supply of our furniture.

We are extremely pleased with the end result."

SJ & DR Maclean

Black Isle

"I very rarely write reviews however the service and product received from Canonbury Interiors has been top class and deserves to be reviewed. From the first contact with Olivia, to considering her ideas and suggestions through to  the final stage of the curtains being hung the service has been faultless. We now have lovely cheery cozy curtains, making the arrival of the longer nights a bit more of a pleasure than the last few years." Mrs Grigor 

loch ness private home.

"We want to say a huge thank you to Olivia for her truly professional service in helping us to transform our lounge and choose curtain fabric for our dining area. From the start of the project she took on board our thoughts and ideas, and on her first visit she showed us a number of fabric options which met our brief.

We chose our two fabrics on that first visit and from there she provided expert advice on colour tones for walls and flooring. The finishing touches of curtain poles and cushions completed our fabulous new room."

Graeme & Fiona     Private Property Project

black isle private residence.

“Positive: Professionalism. We were really pleased with the service from Canonbury. Olivia was so helpful, patient and professional with us, nothing was too much bother. We would unreservedly recommend this company." 

D. Janssens, Black Isle private residence

A fun client who loves pattern and colour. They had a clear idea that they wanted statement wallpapers / fabrics for curtains to revamp their already lovely home. It was a pleasure to put schemes together for them.

stornoway private residence.

"Would highly recommend Canonbury Interiors' after the fantastic job Sarah, Carol and Olivia did with the transformation of our lounge area.
The innovation, professionalism, and attention to detail and of course the endless patience with me has created a fabulous place within our home and given our location additional thanks for introducing products from outwith the UK also. A truly 5 star experience!!!"

I. Macleod, Stornoway private residence

A great client project with business owners based in Stornoway. Professionalism, attention to detail and efficient use of the client’s time were key to working with a fellow professional. Another example of delivering a project, regardless of the number of road miles and nautical miles between us, and the 5 star feedback is greatly appreciated.

private property project.

"We have been customers of Canonbury Interiors for several years and have always found them to be extremely helpful and professional. From initial consultation, providing advice and help in choosing fabrics for our curtains, through to measuring and providing the finished article, Olivia went out of her way to make the process easy and pleasurable."

Roslyn Nicol. Private property project.

The client came to us with a view to work on a room at a time. She has a love of delicate fresh prints and embroideries which we sourced for curtains and cushions. We worked at the client’s pace and within their budget. These little touches really transformed their home in the countryside.

inverness private residence.

"I was working with you for almost a year and your professionalism exceeded my expectations. You listened, were very patient and most importantly, you worked within my budget. It was so easy to speak to you and I could not believe how much I would need to take in consideration to ensure I could achieve the desired effect.  Without you, I would have been lost! You truly understand how colours and form work, how lines and shapes go together, as well as important use of light and texture. What a journey! I would like to say huge thanks for capturing our essence and translating it in such a beautiful functional way."

L. Ross, Inverness private residence

The client’s love of colour, shapes and finishes made this project modern, contemporary, fun and unique. Room by room has been very rewarding and the end results, very effective.

private home project.

"The personal experience, the hands-on assistance from Carol and others were quite outstanding. The house now has morphed from "crumbling mansion" to first class. Well done and thanks to all."

Jim McCulloch, private home project.

Another wonderful couple to work with on a whole house project.  A traditional town house which required a considerable amount of thought and consideration with the client. 

mrh architecture.

"Sarah & her team at Canonbury Interiors always provide a truly bespoke & professional service to ensure that you end up with a stunning & unique interior. Having worked alongside them on a number of projects I can highly recommend them!"

MRH Architecture, private property projects

Mark Hornby typically has several exciting projects on the go, some of which we have had the pleasure in being part of.  The largest project was a new build, 8 bedroom Lodge on the outskirts of Beauly which we completely furnished for an extended family. Being a private property, it required a ‘home from home’ feel with all the practical elements of a family friendly escape as well as a great place to entertain.

private property project.

"I returned to Scotland after many years abroad, bought a big house and had no idea how to go about decorating the interior. So, I went to one shop then another and another and so on, becoming increasingly bewildered and stressed. Then I had the great fortune to discover Canonbury Interiors. Not only was everything in one place, but there was style, lots of it. Stress became fun. They captured my personal needs and wishes, polished them and turned them into reality. My house looks fabulous. I love it. I wouldn't change a thing. The team at Canonbury are first class professionals. The execution of the project was efficient and painless. Their recommendations of ancillary services were equally proficient. I cannot recommend them enough."

A. Blatt, Private property project 

Our client’s beautiful house in the Black Isle, required a full renovation.  We assisted with trades’ contacts for what was required.  Communication was ever important to ensure the project ran smoothly.  Rooms were transformed using stunning fabrics for curtains, blinds and cushions, plus carefully chosen wallpapers, paint, lighting and key pieces of furniture including bespoke furniture.  Throughout the project, the client’s love of art and passion to put life back into the property, were a great source of inspiration and ideas. The end-result is very rewarding.

shepherds cottage.

"The team at Canonbury provided a first class and very personalised excellent service to me during a 'new build' project in a remote area of the North West Highlands. They made life very easy for me, and cost-effective too! They are efficient, quick, personal, and very experienced to know exactly what interiors to choose for me (made life very easy and a pleasure). I would recommend using Canonbury for any interior design project of any size or style, they are fantastic."

Rebecca Pattinson, Holiday house project

Rebecca’s project is an example of how to transform an old rural cottage in a stunning location, into something rather special for others to enjoy as a tranquil retreat.

Rebecca’s day to day life is demanding and her time was understandably precious. Together we worked efficiently and effectively to deliver a stunning look within the given timeline and budget. Everything from the soft furnishings and furniture, lamps and mirrors were co-ordinated and installed by us.

On the day of installation, the property was transformed; the cleverly reconstructed cottage was given a new lease of life and has been enjoyed by many visitors since.