Design Crush: Rose Uniacke

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(Dying to wear a tulle skirt with a tee shirt and total nonchalance? Try this one)

As I think about redoing aspects of my house (partly to keep Henry from killing himself, partly to streamline and edit my life of unnecessary clutter and noise) I’ve been looking for inspiration everywhere.  And I found a big dose of it in the work of British designer Rose Uniacke.  A talent for sure, with a discerning eye and a tightly edited look, she finds a way to combine rustic and clean, antiques and modern and color and uniform paleness into a fabulously chic result.

Rose Uniacke interiors

I adore this space with it’s chartreuse drapes.  It takes a brave client to let you do something so bright, but it SO paid off (as most risky decisions do when it comes to designing!)

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Of course black and white never gets old. Ever.

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Granted, having the architectural backdrop her own home does certainly helps.

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I love this charming room- and found a bed JUST like this at Anthropologie (see the end of this post).

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Antique chandeliers are a huge element of her design, this one sings above a freestanding marble tub (that I would sell a vital organ to take a bath in!)

A more tailored, masculine feeling space.

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LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE.

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Oh to have an old home in London, huh?

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This room is bananas.  And I absolutely adore how the abstract art looks in such a historied space with so much traditional detail.

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Letting the light do the talking.

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The stacked wood adds such interesting texture to the space here.

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That black canvas is just like, bam. And it works.

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Personally, I would have pulled the rug half under the bed.  But this room still looks oh so peaceful.

Rose Uniacke's home in London

Her personal style slays me too- simple, modern but classic and never, ever fussy.  All hail.

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Replicating this style doesn’t come cheap- but with a little legwork (i.e. scouring sites like Etsy, Chairish & eBay), combing through antique fairs and combining those patina-ed finds with some smart, streamlined purchases you can make this work in your home!

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14 comments

  1. That first room would be boring without those chartreuse drapes.
    I wonder about fire/electricity codes with chandeliers in bathrooms.
    She makes me want to conjure up the audacity to wear a big tutu skirt. And be all nonchalant about it.

    1. HAHAHA agree- it’s all about picking up your children from school in a ballgown (what? this old thing?).

      Not in love with any of the rooms except for chartreuse drape room, but I would kill for a home with half of the architectural detail as in these! That ends up making the room!

      -Stefanie
      http://www.thestylesafari.com

  2. Erin, Thank you for including our pillow in your roundup, and for the introduction to Rose’s beautiful work…which I adore. I can see why she’s a favorite, her style is very soft, but very strong, and I love how it feels like you can actually live in the spaces she creates. It means a lot that you would see a little of that in our textiles. Thank you so much for the mention. : ) My Best, Susan

  3. With architectural detail like that you don’t really need to decorate. Throw a mattress on the floor and the space would still look phenomenal. For those of us without two feet of dentil molding, your choices are lovely!

  4. Rose’s London mansion is beyond stunning (those floors! that entry way!). I can’t stop looking at the pictures. I love how she uses antiques and traditional pieces, but yet nothing looks old fashioned. Incredible inspiration in every room.

  5. This home really is gorgeous! Simple and elegant, yet still cozy in this amazingly detailed architectural dream!!

  6. Thanks for this post!!!! Loving so much about it! How hard to add an upholstered headboard to the Anthro bed?? LOVE thaaat!

  7. Wow, the London manse interior is SO STUNNING. I’m in love with the chartreuse drapes and think they absolutely make the room! (Along with the insanely gorgeous architectural details).

  8. I died the first time I saw the video of her home. Uncomplicated, unforced, effortless looking design. And, her voice is dreamy!

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