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Rose Uniacke has redesigned and extended her pared-down and elegant shop on Pimlico Road. In the light-filled rooms she combines an eclectic mix of antiques with bespoke pieces to create elegant and comfortable interiors. A spacious studio below acts as the creative hub for the expanding interior design side of her business.
On the large 17th century walnut refectory table are some of Rose Uniacke’s cashmere blankets. The range is exclusive to her, and available in different sizes, colours and textures.
The ‘Dodecahendron Pendant Lantern’ designed by Adolf Loos (1870-1933) hangs above an elegant antique sofa upholstered in grey velvet. Also visible is a ‘Right-angled wall light’ designed by Rose Uniacke, available in four different metal finishes, and with clear or frosted glass.
Rose Uniacke installed the elegant staircase which leads down to the basement.
These occasional tables with wrought iron hoof feet are available with tops in different materials.
The practical Drapers’ table with boarded oak top can be made in any dimensions and finish. The set of eight mahogany and leather dining chairs were designed by Kaare Klint (1888-1954).
Rose Uniacke is at 76-82 Pimlico Road, London SW1W 8PL. Tel:020-7730 7050 www.roseuniacke.com
Plain English Design have just launched a new collection of ‘colours for cupboards’ available exclusively to their clients. The palette of twelve colours, developed by interior decorator Adam Bray and stylist Sue Skeen, have some great names: ‘Rice Pudding’, ‘Woollen Flump’, ‘Boiled Dishcloth’ and ‘Pretty Pickle’.
‘Hallway’ by Plain English with bench seat painted in ‘Inky Nib’; walls painted in ‘Scullery Latch’ ; scullery painted in ‘Army Camp’.
Larsen‘s 2013 Collection focuses on two distinct themes: a sophisticated ‘haute-couture’ collection with chic metallic effects, inspired by the glamour of Hollywood’s golden age in the 1930s, and a graphic and architectural look with vibrant colour contrasts.
These glamorous sheers are ‘Carson’ and ‘Crenshaw’.
The Spring Decorative Fair is on this week in Battersea Park. Always popular with decorators, it’s a great source of painted furniture, Gustavian & Swedish design, 20th century design, lighting, accessories and named-design furniture, and excellent mirrors. Here are some stands that caught our eye…
An early 19th century French confiserie cupboard filled with original sweetie packaging. It’s £7,500 from Appley Hoare.
This delightful fabric, Nonsuch Palace, is based on an original 18th Century English block print, and depicts Henry VIII’s magnificent Nonsuch Palace which only survived 150 years and then acquired almost mythical status.
The latest (beautifully photographed) Spring look-book from URBANARA features these lovely accessories in an array of bright colours. This online brand specialises in high-quality home furnishings in natural materials sourced from around the globe, direct from local suppliers. All of them are very resonably priced too.
This ‘Cavaillon’ tablecloth is made in Lithuania. The textural look and feel of the natural fibre (it’s 100% linen) looks great with the delicate hemstitch border. Choose from neutral white, brown or a white/brown blend, £55 for the 130 x 170 cm size (available in a larger size too).
Interior and fabric designers Carolina Irving and Penny Morrison have transformed a storage container at The Gas Works, off the New King’s Road, into the prettiest showroom for their lampshades, ottomans and cushions made using fabrics collected from around the world.
British textile company Fermoie has just opened a lovely new showroom in London, just off the Fulham Road in the heart of the ‘Brompton Design District’.
Here’s Part 2 of our round-up of exciting new products and launches at last week’s London Design Week.
Tissus d’Helene created this exotic character for a window display in the North Dome. With fabrics from companies they represent: Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Tissus Tartares, Adam Bray, Lisa Fine, Elizabeth Eakins…
Spring’s biggest decorating event is on this week and we’ve put together some of our favourite products and launches. London Design Week 2013 takes place in the 98 showrooms at The Design Centre at Chelsea Harbour and at the premises of well-known names on the nearby King’s Road. See the latest collections (from over 500 brands !) and take part in forums, design lectures and masterclasses. 17-19 March are trade days, and the general public is welcome from 20-22 March.
Porta Romana‘s new Dumpling Lamps come in five jewel-box colours. Perfect for use as a bedside lamp, it looks delightful as a mis-matched pair. The shades have contrasting silk linings.