known for refined interiors with a sense of serenity, rose
uniacke shares her top tips
i like lighting to be low-key.
house lighting needs to be gentle and sometimes a little off balance. i
don’t like too much perfection, with every picture lit.
i don’t think technology should be discreet.
unless it is easy to hide and not
remotely gimmicky. i don’t like television screens that are
mirrored. i like big speakers on the floor – i like the honesty of
i am a believer that all style can be worked well or
a dull tile used poorly in a
bathroom will feel like a tragic apology, but take the same tile
and cover your entire house, and suddenly it becomes a statement
and it’s different.
when designing a room, a hand drawing still wins in my
they have more atmosphere than
invest in things you love.
the tiny, round marble table
next to the bath in my own home gives me so much
before ordering, i try furniture
in the space it’s intended for.
i often use mdf boxes – even before
the building is finished. it helps you feel the energy of a
for textiles, i turn to my store cupboard full of old
i also love developing a unique
fabric for a house. i am working with a few handweavers at the
don’t be afraid to seek expert advice.
for a recent project, at godwin house in tite
street, we worked with an art historian and
developed a new hand-blocked wallpaper design from fragments of an
old godwin wallpaper found in the v&a. the result is very
contemporary yet cosy.
not every room or area needs an obvious
generous wasted space, if treated
properly, can be the thing that makes a house.
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