Firstly, I just wanted to thank those that sent comments, messages and tweets about my birthday. It’s nice to have so many kind wishes. I had a lovely day with my family and got to relax, read a couple of interior magazines and then have Pizza Express for dinner. How was your weekend? I hope it was all you hoped and more.
Lately, I’ve been reading up on successful Interior Designers. I like to find out about how they came into the industry and whether they have a particular aesthetic that I can identify with. Of course, there are many talented and successful interior designers out there, however I’m finding that I don’t necessarily appeal to the work of all of them. The more I look, the more I’m drawn to the work of particular designers and their styles (it’s only natural I suppose).
One such designer, whose work I’ve been keen on is Rose Uniake. She started out as an antiques dealer and opened up an antiques store in Pimlico. One day a client of the store asked her to decorate their home and the rest is history.
You can see her passion for antiques in the interiors she designs. She has a wonderfully toned down style using primarily natural, textured materials such as Wood, Marble and Linen. Her designs mix the serenity of minimalism with the opulence of glamour through the use of carefully selected antiques against a muted and natural colour palette. I like that she has a distinct aesthetic (examples in the 2 homes shown below) and yet has the ability to translate that into different forms. For example, her own home is a classic style with a muted colour palette, and then her clients home is still muted but more contemporary and agressive (black and white) but still with her antique trademark.
If you want to see more of her work, you can look up her website here.
What do you think? Do you like her style? This is the first post in the series of Designer Profiles. I will be back next week with an Interior Style. Have a lovely day. xD