Keren House, Aricot Vert Creative Director  
 
Rosalie is a natural. She comes to interior design from an unusual background, being half of the husband and wife team who conceived and developed Shoon shoe shops. Rosalie was specifically responsible for their two flagship stores in London’s Marylebone High Street and in Bath until two years ago when she gave it up to study interior design at the prestigious Inchbald School. Whilst all this was happening she was also successfully raising four boys in a Somerset manor house. The many strands of her background come together in her approach to locations, interiors and people.

Rosalie has an innate and unerring sense of design. She’s brilliant at ‘the big picture’ as well as being a stickler for detail. She loves colour which she uses in a painterly way. She’s warm, not precious. She doesn’t impose her ideas, she guides, steers, advises and you know she’s got it right for you.

Her spaces are designed to be lived in. She is a great one for hidden practicality – storage and the usability of space is extremely important to her but at the same time she brings a retailer’s understanding of the drama of lighting and colour, the enjoyment of visual surprise, the importance of surface, materials and tactility.

Above all Rosalie is a great listener and reader of people. Her interiors are not an extension of her ego but carefully thought through reflections of the individuals she is designing for and their needs. As a graphic designer myself, I have clear ideas of what I like and want to have around me. Rosalie delighted us with her ideas, ideas that we would never have thought of but that feel very right for us. She has created rooms of real warmth and reintroduced us to pictures and objects that we had stopped noticing and allowed them to flourish again.

She’s a joy to work with.

What others have to say about Rosalie Fiennes:
Kevin McCloud, Grand Designs
Karl Kalcher, Founder and MD of Mindfolio

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Rosalie Fiennes Architectural Interior Design, Burcott Manor Near Wells Somerset BA5 1NH
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