Projects

The successful outcome of each of Jane’s interior design projects is the result of balancing a building’s architecture with its surroundings, clients with their lifestyles and desired looks with budget limitations. Every job has a different mix of ingredients, producing a completely unique flavour, from totally traditional through classical elegance to contemporary chic.

Click on the pictures below to find out more about Jane's recently completed projects, many of which have been featured in interiors magazines.

Ardsheal Farmhouse

Ardsheal Farmhouse

Summer 2017

Sadly, the this is last house to be refurbished on the Estate - one of four which have kept us out of mischief for the past three years. This, and

Private House in Glenfinnan

Private House in Glenfinnan

Spring 2016

The American owners bought this house in the Autumn of 2015 before returning to the States, leaving JBD - sight unseen - with wonderfully vague instructions

Isle of Harris Home

Isle of Harris Home

Summer 2015

JBD's most challenging project to date - both the shape of this unique house and the logistics of working on a remote island - but one of the most satisfying

West Coast Country House

West Coast Country House

Autumn 2014

This historical house on the West Coast required a complete gutting and renovation – all 51 rooms of which I am now intimate with every square inch!

South Argyll Lodge

South Argyll Lodge

Spring 2013

This handsome old lodge has been completely gutted and restored, with two new wings added.The design of the wings is contemporary and the challenge was to blend the two styles

New House, North Connel

New House, North Connel

Summer 2011

This was a completely blank canvas - a job that started with architect's drawings, onto which Jane added the complete furniture, lighting and electrical layouts...

Barcaldine Castle

Barcaldine Castle

Spring 2011

Jane was asked to redesign The Laird's Parlour as part of a major restoration project at the Castle.The colours were inspired by the Campbell tartan.

Private House, near Fort William

Private House, near Fort William

Spring 2011

Jane has gradually been updating the rooms of this beautiful Highland Lodge over a few years

Glengarry Castle Hotel

Glengarry Castle Hotel

Spring 2010

The MacCallum family have been running this hotel for over 50 years - and Jane has been refurbishing the rooms for over 20...

Bellsgrove Steadings, Strontian

Bellsgrove Steadings, Strontian

Spring 2010

This beautiful old building, although already partly converted into a house, was in much need of attention to bring it into the 21st century...

Hawthorn Steadings

Hawthorn Steadings

Autumn 2009

This five bedroom Bed and Breakfast was converted from a disused steadings. Each bedroom was based on a plaid or estate tweed

The Boathouse Restaurant

The Boathouse Restaurant

Summer 2009

This little restaurant was converted from a former boathouse, complete with balcony area looking down the loch

Private House, Invercreran

Private House, Invercreran

Summer 2009

When the present owners moved into this unusual house, they were stumped as to how to rearrange the rooms so that their sitting room wasn't on the fourth floor...

Fearnach Bay House

Fearnach Bay House

Spring 2009

This house was successfully built in the vernacular style for use as a renting holiday home

Carness

Carness

Summer 2008

This holiday house was completed in 2007 - a successful partnership between Jane Blanchard Design and The Building Restoration Company

Private House, Duror

Private House, Duror

Winter 2006

This was a challenge in that the owner wanted to create a light-filled contemporary living space without compromising on character

Home Farm

Home Farm

Summer 2005

The owners wanted to retain the character of the existing farmhouse, but it was too small for their needs