Rosie Mennem is a talented artist with considerable experience… Her career began selling hand painted furniture to the General Trading Company in Sloane Square, leading to varied commissions including painting murals in a palace in Prague and painting shoes for Jimmy Choo at the Oscars. Her most recent commission is a wallpaper and fabric design for Zoffany.
Rosie has been recently featured in Vogue’s 'Most Stylish Interiors' directory and it is Rosie that is the talented designer behind the gorgeous interiors at Holiday at Home’s highly successful holiday properties across North Yorkshire...
Rosie designed twenty one unique luxury lodges at Brompton Lakes including 66 bedrooms as well as three cosy holiday cottages at Holly House Farm and 30 Frenchgate; a 5 bedroom Georgian town house for the Holiday at Home collection.
Rosie has used her outstanding painting skills to enhance the inspiring interiors and has created one off pieces in all of the properties including hand painted furniture and canvasses to create a luxurious and stylish feel.
We asked Rosie a few questions about her inspiration behind each of these projects…
‘The brief for Brompton Lakes was to create luxury holiday accommodation, creating an individual look for each lodge with a more urban style. The idea was to create more of a retreat, so I wanted to create inspirational interiors but also those that you could totally relax in. I try to source a lot of furnishings locally and there are a few antiques which are totally unique. I also hand painted much of the furniture and painted canvasses especially for the rooms which does create the special bespoke look of Brompton Lakes.’
‘Holly House Farm was derelict when purchased so we had to start from the drawing board. We wanted the outside to keep its wonderful North Yorkshire stone farm house character but for the interiors to be more contemporary, that people could enjoy in luxury. My favourite piece is the wallpaper in Henry, which is my own design for Zoffany, which started off as a canvas in my studio!’
‘ 30 Frenchgate is very different from my other projects, being in the centre of Richmond. We wanted our guests to enjoy the benefits of being able to walk into the centre of this historic town but to return to an elegant town house which offers very spacious living and a tranquil garden. My main focus was to keep the essence of a Georgian building but with more contemporary touches for modern family living.’