Rose Uniacke is the doyenne of understated, elegant design. Her 1860s mansion in London’s Pimlico neighborhood is everything she exudes in her designs. It is stately, exquisitely minimal, poetic, intentional, restrained and absolute perfection.
“I fell for this house years before we bought it. There was a magic. But it was too large, too damaged and most definitely too big a project. My husband, David and I walked away; it would be madness to take it on. But it never left me. I often thought about how I might tame it’s space, just enough to become liveable. Three years later, it was still there. Nobody else would touch it, and we took the plunge.” Photos: François Halard