What we did

  • Interior Design
  • FF&E Specification
  • Interior Styling
  • FF&E Procurement

September 2014


This fabulous home in the West End of Glasgow is a stunning Victorian Townhouse property set over five floors. Occa Design was brought in to complete the interior dressing of the ground floor spaces.

The owner wanted the rooms to reflect the heritage of the building and also for them to have an understated Glaswegian influence, embracing existing period features but adding a more modern edge. The main hallway, lounge and dining room were the primary focus of the brief.

With elegant timber wall panelling, traditional wooden floors, original stained glass, timber and pewter fireplaces and beautifully ornate ceilings there was very little enhancement required for the exquisite interior architecture. Following the application of heritage paint colours in rich red and grey tones, the rooms were ready to be dressed and styled.

Thoughtful use of dark timbers, chenille, velvet and leather reference the traditional Victorian Townhouse style, whilst contemporary detailing on classic furniture shapes creates a modern twist. A Scottish and Glaswegian influence was introduced through the use of distinctive Paisley pattern fabrics, rich woven wool textures, aged leather and of course the instantly recognisable Napoleon Bee cushion by Glasgow based Timorous Beastie. Mirror, chrome and glass create reflection and sparkle highlighting the Victorian grandeur of the rooms.

Festive dressings include generous green foliage, silver and white tree decorations, chrome candlesticks and oversize lanterns. The dining table is both simple and elegant, set for a dinner party. Crystal glassware, contemporary cutlery and gold edged tableware is accented with green ivy and a relaxed curation of silver glass tealights and candle holders.

The stunning Victorian Townhouse home is layered generously with rich detailing and sumptuous fabrics creating warm and inviting rooms. Period features sit alongside elegant furniture and stylish accessories to stunning effect. The resulting interiors are suitably grand but equally welcoming.

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