We believe that we have established one of Scotland’s best interior design companies but what is more important is what our clients believe. This is what they say:
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"Working with Ampersand was a joy. We commissioned them to produce designs for a commercial project with an extremely tight deadline and never having commissioned a project of this scale before! After two meetings Ampersand created an exceptionally beautiful piece of architectural design that both met our brief and inspired us. The designs were innovative and completely understood the concept and the objectives of the project. They were refreshingly excited to work on the project and their passion really shone through in the final designs. We are already looking forward to working on our next project with Ampersand and cannot wait to see what other gems they have in store for us!" Read More...

Alan Forgie, Youth Heart Juice

"I just wanted to let you know quite how well the interior works with such a large crowd. It really does fulfill that long list of criteria I set out at the beginning - I remember you paled initially when I said I would like to accommodate 2 families of 5 if possible! Well, it really works, it is comfortable and, most importantly, it feels like 'me' rather than designed which is a tribute to your subtle skills. So thank you very much once again." Read More...

Caroline Scholes, Edinburgh

"I have always been delighted with Jackie’s advice and the quality of her work so I knew I would be safe ordering new made-to-measure wardrobes for my bedroom from Ampersand. But the finished furniture is beyond my expectation. The wardrobes accommodate everything I want exactly how I want – but more importantly they are gorgeous." Read More...

Kate Macsween, Edinburgh

"I first came upon Ampersand many years ago and it was love at first sight. Jackie bowled me over with her infectious enthusiasm and inspiring design ideas. She has a knack of knowing exactly what I like and I was delighted with the results. We have now been through this process on several occasions, from New Town apartments to country cottages, and even though I now live in the south of England, I still look on Jackie as my decorator. I simply wouldn't go anywhere else!" Read More...

Lamont Law, Buckinghamshire

"Before undertaking an extensive building and renovation project we looked for an interior design company that would provide a mix of quality, tradition, colour as well as someone who would give good, firm advice but still be flexible. We are both decisive and have strong opinions and Ampersand proved the answer. Jackie Fisken was a star - willing to both listen and advise. She did not simply gather ideas from a favourite supplier but used many different sources to compliment the house age, style, the new extension, existing antique furniture and art. The relationship grew and the end result was a triumph. " Read More...

Graham Waddell, Edinburgh

"Having met with some designers I was initially quite cautious - if not positively resistant - to the whole process. But through Jackie’s supportive and imaginative approach and positive instruction I ended up with exactly what I wanted, but didn't know how to find." Read More...

Carol Nimmo, Edinburgh

"The Ampersand team worked with us on the total refurbishment of our house in Perthshire which covered everything from sorting out water supply issues to bed cushions by way of some hard design work on kitchens and other utility spaces. Throughout they were totally organised and professional – we were unaware of some the hoops they had to get through until we became aware for example that carpet fitters had been in the house until the small hours to keep everything on schedule! They kept us updated on costs and progress throughout so were always aware of the current status and, importantly, the cost. The work they did in fully scoping and estimating meant that there were no unpleasant surprises halfway down the line. The practical issues were really well addressed so that workspaces flow, work and look attractive. The overall feel and look of the house is also exactly what we wanted – calm but very welcoming and cosy. Jackie did a great job in interpreting what we wanted and working with what we had to revitalise the whole house so now it feels not only like a home but very much our home. " Read More...

Mr and Mrs Godfrey, London

"We first used Ampersand in 2003 and we have found the quality of the Ampersand team to be second to none. Everyone is always courteous and highly reliable while Jackie herself has enormous flair and vision. She has been able to advise us as effectively for our modern duplex in Edinburgh as for our Edwardian house in London. I would have absolutely no reservations in highly recommending Ampersand for any type of interior design project." Read More...

Nina Moss, London

"Over the years, we have had much sound advice from Ampersand. For our recent project, we were shown a range of options, including some completed work. This gave us the confidence to adopt suggestions that we would not have considered ourselves. We are delighted with the result, that's for sure: and everyone who has seen the rooms is most impressed! " Read More...

Gordon Drummond, Edinburgh

"The imaginative use of space and clever reconfiguration of rooms transformed the way we live." Read More...

Mike Wade, Edinburgh

"We have been very impressed with the excellent personal service that we have received from Jackie Fisken and her staff at Ampersand during the recent renovation of our drawing room. They have always responded promptly to our enquiries and have dealt with all aspects of the work most efficiently. Ampersand has an extensive range of soft furnishings and materials and we found the experience and knowledge of the staff invaluable in helping us to make our selections.   On the design side, their proposals were imaginative, very practical and we were allowed considerable flexibility. Jackie Fisken took total charge once the project was underway and it was so reassuring to find her appearing on site frequently to check progress and to make sure that all the work was being carried out exactly as she wanted it to be. Problems were always sorted out promptly without fuss or drama and no detail was too small for attention. Jackie personally inspected all the new fittings and furniture etc closely to ensure that everything was up to her exacting standards. For example, she immediately spotted defects on a new lampshade that we would probably have missed and a replacement was delivered a few days later.   It was heaven not to have to schedule the work of all the different tradesmen ourselves and Ampersand’s timetabling was perfect in this respect. Their highly skilled workers always appeared when they were supposed to and carried out exactly the work that was scheduled. All in all, our experience with Ampersand has been very positive and we would have no hesitation in recommending them for home interior design. It was a real pleasure to work with the staff of Ampersand and good communication was a very strong point." Read More...

Laurie & Jennie Prescott, Edinburgh

"...sumptuous fabrics, extraordinary hand-printed wallpapers, fabulous lamps and accessories." Read More...

Scottish Woman

"As a main building contractor we have worked closely with Ampersand on a major country house renovation. They were excellent to work with, extremely well organised with any questions/issues answered quickly and precisely which ensured that the project ran efficiently. We would certainly work with Ampersand in the future." Read More...

Haldane Lindsay, H&H Construction, Perth

"Well I made my final choice of scheme - and I ended up with the one you suggested first. It really does give the feeling I want. You are always right Jackie!" Read More...

Barbara Hoare, Edinburgh

"Any decent designer can do relentless good taste, but creating a scheme that tells the client’s story is much more interesting." Read More...

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