A plain sofa is the canvas for Rosie’s love of layering, here she uses prints, posters, a sketch by her grandmother and pieces of textiles as the foundation of her gallery wall, she used online framers, Picture Frame Express, as the wide selection and price make creating a gallery wall affordable. “Getting the scale of furniture right is key, after that use cushions, art and books, that is where you can layer and bring in lots of different textures and colours. We make our own cushions at Rosanna Bossom from fabric offcuts. You can stumble across a bargain without actively looking for it.”
The original Victorian cornicing was still in the flat adding to the building’s history. “As soon as I walked into this room, I knew I wanted to paint it pink.” And she did, using F&B Setting Plaster. Rosie bought the Suzani in Istanbul on a trip to see Rifat Ozbek. “I thought it would look to small on the wall! I love that is a texture. I really like tapestries and wall-hangings, they absorb noise so well and because I do not have a carpet, it offers a softness.” The table is from Argos at £50 and the placemats and tablecloth are Penny Morrison. The purple glassware is H&M Home and the scalloped plates are By Alice.
This tented Kaboolas wallpaper by Iksel has been designed and customised to fit Rosie’s dressing room perfectly and makes the room feel like a Bedouin tent. The glass paperweight on the desk is OKA, while the desk and chair are both from eBay, Rosie reupholstered the chair in green velvet. “I definitely feel that antiques have become more fashionable, perhaps because some are such a bargain. Craftsmanship isn’t what it used to be!”. The fabric on the mattress of the daybed by Lewis & Wood and the cushions are made from Folly fabric by Veere Grenney.
“With furniture, getting the scale right is key. I had this headboard made to make the bed look even bigger, because of the height of the ceilings I can be very bold.” The lampshades on either side of the bed are from Pooky. The bedspread is from India, and the cushion has been made from a Suzani that Rosie found in Turkey. Rosie had the ottoman at the end of the bed made and then upholstered in Veere Grenney fabric. The dressing table was free on Gumtree and was sprayed at a car shop in a cherry red laquer, Rosie added the mirror.

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