Interior design / Testimonials

Catherine was an amazing help with our home upgrade.
She was always one step ahead in providing great advice and managing all the various suppliers and contractors. She understood, probably more than I did, what we wanted, what would be appropriate to the existing layout and what would work well. Catherine always listened and said what she thought while at the same time, respecting my thoughts and ideas.
Can't recommend Catherine highly enough - it was a great journey, great fun and we are delighted with the end result.
Christine Marnoch, Deanston House, Gullane
Project - 1 year long.

Catherine has been brilliant at guiding me through a year long project in Gullane and I am thrilled with the results. From choice of paint colours, to carpets, to curtains and soft furnishings, her advice has been invaluable.
It has been wonderful dealing with Catherine. She has gently and efficiently steered the project and kept it moving forward. Most importantly she has been endlessly patient with my dithering and has a good sense of humour!
Catherine has a great eye for colour and the palette of soft natural hues has been very successful in creating the calm interior we set out to achieve.
I would thoroughly recommend Catherine of Arcadia Interiors to anyone wanting help with an interior design project.
Fiona Stephenson, Gullane, East Lothian. 2016/17

Working with Catherine to decorate my Hall was a pleasure from start to finish. Catherine embraced the space, used her vivid imagination and creative flair to give me a Hall I love. She was always receptive to any of my inputs and was willing to accept any parameters of judgement or costs.
I look forward to working with her again.
Susan MacDonald, Kelloe Mains, Duns. 2017/18

..........Catherine has great style and a superb eye for colour and detail. Yet she also has the ability to listen carefully to what her client wants and needs and offers advice without being overpowering in her opinion. Every room Catherine touches is transformed, she waves her magic wand of style and flair and creates yet another masterpiece. Our homes are our castles, and it is so important to get it right - I wouldn't know where to begin without Catherine's help!
Tor Crawley, Edinburgh.

..........I am over the moon with vision for how it has transformed the room! You have made an enormous difference and the difference in the feel of the space already is amazing. It feels so much warmer, much more formal but at the same time a really calm and relaxing space, and it is not even finished yet! You have absolutely achieved what I have asked of you and I am thrilled!
Susie Cowan, Ayrshire.

……I just wanted to let you know that the wallpaper is up and the curtains were put up yesterday. I am over the moon with your vision for how it has transformed the room! The sofa is coming on Thursday and then we will deal with the lamps so it is only going to get better!
Rebecca Mason, Edinburgh.

…..Catherine made the process of updating our Sitting room much easier. She gently steered us in the right direction and we are delighted with the result.
We now have a comfortable, stylish room that is warm and full of calming colours and fabrics - in fact, our favourite room in the house now!
Fran Simon, Gullane.

…..Catherine advised on paint colours and supplied soft furnishing fabrics for our 4900 sq ft barn conversion situated on the Coast of East Lothian. Having viewed the project in its ruin state initially offering excellent practical advice. Then using her experienced vision before completion; paint colours and fabrics were selected from her beautiful collection of samples for the whole project so easily due to Catherine's unique talent for grasping the client's taste and requirements.
We are so delighted with Catherine's input and couldn't have managed without her!
Jo Green, Barn Conversion in East Lothian.

……Catherine Goldsmith was super to work with from concept to final product. When we bought our new apartment Catherine helped us transform our home. Her keen eye to all aspects of this project were inspiring. She is accomplished with colour, room layout and sourcing stylish furniture. We are so grateful to Catherine for her expertise and would recommend her for all interior design needs.
Sheena McGuigan, Edinburgh