ABOUT BAIGALI DESIGNS
We create a dream of sophisticated colour with a vision to elude the ordinary
Baigali Designs is a family-owned business, based in Edinburgh, Scotland, dedicated to bringing you exciting, classic and timeless designed accessories that compliment the best interior designs by celebrating colour, Scottish design and revealing a rare touch of originality, elegance and rugged luxury.
Since launch in 2017, we have been passionate about creating a range of original, handmade and beautiful soft furnishings for your home.
Our designs are created by Lesley Pugsley, they reflect Scotland’s rich culture and are inspired by the vibrant colours and gentle hues of Scotland's unique landscapes. We are very lucky to live in Scotland, where there is an abundance of stunning scenery with rugged coastlines, beautiful lochs, mysterious islands, magnificent hills and rocky mountains.
Where did the name 'Baigali' come from?
Lesley met her husband in Hong Kong while working as an expatriate nurse on the island, the name Baigali is derived from a Cantonese interpretation of the name ‘Pugsley’ - Bai Ga Li (白 加 利) meaning "pure additional success", we chose this name as it is personal to us, unusual, unique and original, we thought this also captured the essence of Lesley's designs.
When Lesley was a teenager she lived in Paris and was taught to sew by a retired Chanel seamstress, this grew into a love of fabric, embroidery and design. Her creative embroidery studies in Edinburgh combined with many travels around the world and a love of Scotland's landscapes mixed with early memories of holidays in the highlands of Scotland can all be found in her unique designs.
Her passion for experimenting, mixing fabrics and knowledge of wool create unique and vibrant home furnishings.
Cheviot - This design is inspired by the gentle rolling Cheviot hills which span across the border between Scotland and England, each design has two different types of fabric with a diagonal border between them, the wool representing the Cheviot sheep that roam on both sides of the border.
Cuillen - This design is inspired by the rocky Cuillen (Scottish Gaelic An Cuitheann) mountain on the Isle of Sky, which can appear dark grey, blue and pink when viewed from the surrounding islands. Each design has a central paisley or thistle pattern representing the sea and the abundance of wild thistles on the mountain, each pattern is influenced by the seasonal colours and the varying sunlight on the mountain.
Eildon - This design is inspired by the three Eildon hills near Melrose in the Scottish borders, when you stand on Sir Walter Scot's view point (Scot View) the colours of these hills and surrounding area provide a moody colour contrast that is used in the designs and the three buttons on the cushions represent the three hills.
Lammermuir - This design is inspired by the Lammermuir hills between the Scottish borders and Edinburgh, each design has an individual combination of patchwork showing the colours of these hills at certain times of the year and the large square patches that appear across the hills from land management. The design has a border of muted purples, browns, blues and greens representing of the heather on the hills you will find at different times of the year.
Galloway - This design is inspired by the beautiful Galloway hills and the wool patterns used are similar to the dramatic colours appearing as the wild weather sweeps up the Solway Firth and Irish sea. Each design has a central banding of fabric and trimming which is influenced by the unique breeds of belted Galloway cattle and pigs found in the area.
Pentland - This design is inspired by my many walks with my dog in the Pentland hills on the edge of Edinburgh, the stunning views from the top are across to the Kingdon of Fife, the Lammermuir hills to the east and the Troussach hills to the north west. Each design is divided into four squares representing the key activities that dominate these hills; ski slopes, sheep farming, army activity and water management. The design has a band between the squares representing the division of the areas on the hill and a trim influenced by the many walkers on the hillsides.