About Us

Colin McShane Inventory Services (of which Colin McShane Interior Styling is a division) was formed in 2008, primarily to serve the need for the compilation & checking of detailed inventories for letting purposes but soon & by demand from estate agent contacts, the business was steered in the direction of staging properties for the sales’ market.

Through word of mouth, Colin McShane’s reputation for getting properties presented to a standard such that they not only sold but sold quickly (inc a number of properties that previously had stuck on the market not selling) grew & our interior services became ever increasingly sought after.

Today, the company is almost solely focused on interiors work. Home Staging remains a specialty & our interior design services overall – from plan drawings right through to new kitchen & bathroom installations, redecorations & of course furnishing schemes – has also grown with demand & Colin McShane is the first point of call for many of the best known & respected names in Edinburgh property.

Colin McShane Interior Styling is a long-standing member of the Home Staging Network, and Colin McShane himself is a Fine Arts Valuation graduate of Southampton Institute & co-founder/co-Director of GirCo – the Stockbridge-based interiors boutique purveying modern antique & vintage furnishings & accessories.

“Trained as a cataloguer of antique and domestic furnishings, my career began with a 13 year spell at Lyon & Turnbull Auctioneers in Edinburgh’s George Street. Having become & practiced as an auctioneer, I changed direction & moved in to property management & estate agency resulting in a long, happy & successful spell & association with DJ Alexander

The skills of my early career inc the know-how to source good, interesting & stylish furnishings led me in to furnishing & styling many properties for the letting & sales markets & soon I was also successfully project managing redecoration & renovation projects.

The marriage of all my work-life skills it seems had led me to a position of being able to indulge & make a living from creating & transforming interior spaces, often within tight budgets but whilst still managing to add value… Even as a child I was known to move a chair or an ornament ever so slightly to create a better effect! Interiors for me has always been a matter of instinct as well as a passion.” Colin A. McShane

We are regularly the first point of contact for many of the best known names in the Edinburgh property market



Colin and his team are my first stop for both my clients and for personal use. Not only are they speedy, efficient and reliable, they also keep abreast of the property market so they can be left to suitably design and manage any project with minimal input from myself - producing a more up to date, better budgeted, practically suitable and stylish finish than if I’d interfered!

Barbara Armstrong

Edinburgh Property Finders

Colin dressed our flat in the New Town, and did such a fantastic job that we sold the property within a week! He helped us make sure that everything was as it should be and was extremely helpful throughout the whole process. We would give him the very highest recommendation.

Martin Beard

Home Owner

I have been renting out my flat for about 12 years now so it was in need of a face lift. Colin has a great eye design wise and has an incredible network in terms of sourcing great pieces without having to pay an arm and a leg. He did a wonderful job bringing my apartment up to date and did so within a budget that didn’t break the bank.

Lynda Logan

Private Landlord

Our Process

The process of a Colin McShane furnishing commission begins with a visit to the property to ‘get a feel for it’ and assess the full requirements. Our furnishings (both new and pre-owned) are sourced from a number of suppliers allowing your property to be uniquely presented and being able to source quality pre-owned and antique furnishings, we can provide our clients with robust pieces that will last longer than some lesser quality new furnishings but without compromising on style.

We are also able to work in harmony with any refurbishment or upgrading works to ensure that any furnishings supplied complement the property overall.

Call us today on 0131 557 0083 to discuss any aspect of our bespoke services