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Hi, I'm Ildiko

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Shopping in Edinburgh: Interiors

New year, new interior goals - one might say as an excuse for furniture shopping!
Recently we have been exploring the Edinburgh independent shop scene and found the following gems:

Bra Bohag

Source: Bra Bohag

Bra Bohag stands for good furnishings in Swedish. This tiny shop at Easter Road specialises in Scandinavian mid-century furniture, art and other cool things from the era. Check their website and Facebook page to see what's new in.

Pad Lifestyle

Source: Bxxlght

If you like chic and unique furniture and home accessories, you will love Pad Lifestyle (your wallet probably won't). They are currently the only UK distributor of the popular Swedish brand Bxxlght - you might have spotted one of their 'YOU HAD ME AT HELLO' light boxes in the living room of Pandora Sykes, the Sunday Times' Wardrobe Mistress. Shop online here or pop in to the shop at the corner of Howe Street and Royal Circus.


Lair stands for a secret retreat, a secluded place, a hideout or hideaway. We came across Lair at Instagram and have recently visited their wee shop to find weird but wonderful things, like the bats on the photo above. They specialise in mid-century furniture and curios - every piece is carefully selected and authentic. Check their website to learn more.


Source: Emily Hogarth

Homer has some lovely vintage re-loved and reclaimed furniture pieces, and also a wide range of home accessories and art. They stock paper cut prints from the talented Scottish artist, Emily Hogarth. Check new in stock on their website.

L'Atelier Vintage

Source: L'Atelier Vintage

You might notice a pattern here: yes, I am into mid-century modern and L'Atelier Vintage is another wee shop specialising in that era. Viewing is by appointment only, but you can find regular stock updates on their website and Facebook page.
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