Rose Uniacke has created a calm space furnished with a mix of her own pared-back designs and antique pieces enlivened with a splash of vibrant lime
he designer gained an intimate understanding of furniture as a restorer and gilder before setting up as an antique dealer and interior designer. her shop on the Pimlico Road in London offers decorative antiques as well as her own growing range of bespoke furniture designs. her interior-design projects include Jo Malone’s London headquarters.
This is the drawing room of an apartment on the first floor of a latevictorian building that overlooks Buckingham Palace. Rose was commissioned to create a formal entertaining space that combines classic style with contemporary twists and which makes the most of vast floorto-ceiling windows in this room as well as in the bedrooms. The simple colour scheme comprises a combination of pale grey on the walls and lime-green silk at the windows.
The space is furnished using a mix of contemporary pieces from Rose Uniacke’s own RU editions range, including a pair of Rosewater armchairs (£4,650 each), the Drawing Room sofa (£8,400), the hoof table (£2,880), the patinated-steel coffee table (£7,200) and a pair of right-angle wall lights (£1,194).
The floor lamp is vintage, designed in the 1940s, by the Modernist French designer Jacques Adnet, whose commissions included the private apartments in the elysée Palace.
TRose Uniacke, 76–84, Pimlico Road, London SW1W 8PL (020–7730 7050; www.roseuniacke.com)