Jacqueline Fisken, Design Director – Jackie’s interest in interior design is deeply rooted. As a child she was intrigued by other people’s houses – not just expensively furnished houses but those which, for whatever reason, had a great atmosphere. It was this fascination that drove her to become an interior designer in the first place.
She continues to be obsessed with pulling together those crucial elements that make a house wonderful to spend time in and in creating that feeling in the homes that she designs for her clients. Harnessed to more than 25 years experience, this brings individuality, creativity and practicality to every project. A loyal international clientèle appreciate that each room will be tailored to reflect their personality and lifestyle. It is an ethos that permeates throughout Ampersand ensuring that each project receives an inspiring, personal service.
Callum Fisken, Director, is responsible for Ampersand’s expanding range of bespoke furniture. He is particularly attracted by the challenge of designing beautiful new furniture that does justice to Edinburgh’s Georgian proportions and his current objective is to spread the word about the wonderful results. Callum makes use of both sides of his brain by also being responsible for running the business.
Susanne Barnes, Interior Architect and Studio Manager, brings all the skills she built up working for architect firms and designers such as Helen Green, in New York and London, prior to establishing our interior architecture arm. Alongside her knowledge of interiors Susanne brings practical technical skills and CAD specialisms while also excelling in hand sketching, bringing our wonderful designs to life.
Carley Buick, Interior Designer, has degrees in both Interior Architecture and Photography and combines creativity and practicality to great effect. She is equally at home working out a detailed room plan as she is assembling the perfect combination of colours, fabrics and furnishings for a scheme; and her knowledge of soft furnishings is as detailed as is her inspiration with design
Andrea Tait, Interior Designer, combines enormous enthusiasm with extensive knowledge of interior design. With huge experience gathered working at Laura Ashley, Farmore Interiors and Cathy Mckay Interiors she brings a natural design flair to her schemes alongside a meticulously organised approach to seeing them come to fruition.
Anna Mills, Interior Designer, brings vast experience of exclusive residential and commercial interiors accumulated in Edinburgh, London and Dubai at the likes of Candy & Candy, LW Design Group and Amphion House. She combines an extremely detailed knowledge of all aspects of interior design with an innate creativity, alongside a highly effective approach to the management of projects large or small…
Teamwork: over the years we have built up a network of gifted professionals, trades and craftsmen covering every conceivable aspect of interior architecture and design. All teams evolve over time and we continue to discover and engage talented people so that we are always perfectly placed for any project.