Here at Detail Collective we like to define our aesthetic sensibilities with the 'make it simple but significant' ethos or if you prefer, the less-is-more approach. So it is such a great pleasure to highlight the work of an Interior Designer who exemplifies this SO WELL!
Rose Uniacke has with a real breadth of experience - from furniture restoration to antique dealer, (she still has a store in central London) to evolving into an award-winning Interior Designer. "I don't like furnishing just for the sake of it. I like referencing the context of a building" and this fundamental respect for the architecture of the space leads her creative process.
Often the pared-back, raw and minimal aesthetic can be interpreted as cold, or too impersonal, and lacking in personality - however Rose's work has that artful balance of being beautifully restrained and elegantly comfortable at the same time.
The key to this balance, is the use of very considered and luxurious materials and finishes and because there is little or no frivolous adornment or accessories elsewhere, the quality of these alongside the architectural features of each room are the main features.
Rose also has a fantastic eye for the subtle application of colour in her interiors, we particularly love the softness of colour that she uses on the walls - almost like a chalky paint finish or polished plaster effect.
All these interiors have a timeless quality created by cleverly combining classic elements with contemporary pieces.
For those of us who don't have homes with architectural merit but who appreciate this serene decorating style, the lessons we can take from Rose's approach are to choose wisely, buy the best quality materials, fixtures and fittings that we can afford and not to be drawn in to passing fads.
We are by no means alone in our admiration for Rose's work - she has been commissioned to complete the interiors (taking over from Kelly Hoppen) for Victoria and David Beckham's London residence - watch this space.....! We can't wait to see the results of this collaboration!