Janes Design Studio seemed a natural progression for local couple Earle and Jane Davidson who have a love for interior renovations and decoration. Formerly Cowie Interiors, they made the move to the new studio in Stonehaven Harbour in 2009. 

The new Design Studio has a unique combination of funiture, funishings and giftware.

Press & Journal Article (July 2010)

A FORMER lifeboat shed has been transformed by a woman with ancestral links to the crew. Before Jane Davidson and her husband, Earle, took on the derelict building overlooking Stonehaven harbour, it was in a state of decay and disrepair.

The shed, which is more than 400 years old, housed the town’s lifeboat and crew, now operated by the Maritime Rescue Institute a few doors farther down the Old Pier.

The Stonehaven-born couple have converted the shed into a design studio and gift shop, which opens to the public today.

Mrs Davidson’s grandfather and three great-uncles were all members of the lifeboat crew which operated from the new studio.
“I really wanted us to refurbish this place, because I felt it was so historic,” she said.
“The building was part of my history as well.”

The shed has since been used by a coal merchant and mechanic and required a lot of elbow grease to be brought up to standard. “I couldn’t have got a more rundown, dirtier shed to do up,” said Mrs Davidson, of Boatie Row, Cowie.

His wife, 41, will operate an interior design business as well as running a gift shop for tourists visiting the harbour.

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