Week of September 9th, 2019 – Scottish Heritage in Design

Have you heard of the Highland Games? The traditional Scottish competition is rich with history (and is pretty fun to watch!) The 2019 Highland Games wrap up September 21st, and they’ve inspired us to take a look at Scottish design. From grand castles to moody cabins on the moors – we’ve found some great interior design inspiration straight from Scotland.

1. Scottish Highlights

Scotland’s first minister prioritises design with rotating exhibition, dezeen

Scottish design has come a long way since the construction of lofty castles in the Highlands. Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has brought a standing exhibition of artwork from Scottish designers into her office. The works range from contemporary to whimsically useful – check out the rake-fired ceramic vase!

2. Sightseeing for Design

The Design Lover’s Guide to Glasgow, Architectural Digest

Visitors to Glasgow, especially those interested in design and architecture, might want to take a look at this city guide. From castles turned hotel to fashionable gastropubs, these locales are as fun to look at as they are to visit.

3. Queen of your Castle

Historic castle with links to Mary Queen of Scots is now for sale in Scotland, House Beautiful

Have you ever wanted to live in a Scottish castle? Now you can – for a pretty penny at least. Helipad, movie theater, and sprawling grounds aside, the interior design of Seton Castle is on point with sophisticated finishes you’d expect from one of Mary Queen of Scots’ favorite retreats.

4. Scottish Hospitality

Hotel Indigo Dundee: A Choice Hotel for Visiting the UK’s First UNESCO City of Design, design milk

The city of Dundee, Scotland is home to the posh Indigo hotel which features industrial yet contemporary finishes like brass accents at the registration desk and exposed brick ceilings.

Dundee also boasts Scotland’s first design museum: V&A Dundee

5. A Castle to Call Home

A Scottish Castle Fit for Interior-Design Royalty, Architectural Digest

Part of the charm of a Scottish estate is the surrounding landscape. This fairytale Edwardian castle embraces hospitality over stuffy regal touches. Warm wood features along with other rustic finishes are distinctly inviting aspects to Scottish home design. Looks like a place we’d love to retreat for a cup of tea after a misty morning hike!


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