With a flare for bold colours and patterns and experience working with some prestigious names in the business, Rosanna Bossom founded her own interior design company in 2014. We caught up Rosanna herself to discuss how it all started, dream projects and what’s next for the London-based designer.
What is your background and why did you decide to set up Rosanna Bossom Interiors?
After graduating from KLC in 2008, I went to work for Thorp Design, a high-end Interior Design firm based in Knightsbridge. At Thorp I worked on various residential projects ranging from apartments in London to large country estates working closely with the in-house architects to further develop my CAD skills. In 2010 I began working for Lambart & Browne, a newly formed design firm specialising in luxurious design for private and commercial clients. I used valuable training and experience to develop a strong understanding of implementation through working for various prestigious clients. During my 3 years at Lambart & Browne I worked alongside couture designer Rifat Ozbek on the design, procurement and installation of LouLou’s nightclub, 5 Hertford Street. It was this project that gave me my start into setting up Rosanna Bossom Ltd as the top two floors of 5 Hertford Street was my first project working again with Rifat Ozbek.
Can you describe a typical day in the life of what you do?
8am: I pick up my Gail’s coffee on the way into work without fail, and the day commences as I sift through my emails and look at what the day has to hold.
10am-12pm – These hours seem to fly by, usually with a meeting, or CAD drawings, chasing and placing orders.
Afternoons – 6pm – More meetings, and a supplier might come into show new collections which we always love. We’ll without a doubt place and chase some more orders too. Scheming in the afternoon is always fun and we’re all partial to throwing our favourite samples aside for our ‘imaginary dream homes’!
What would be your dream project / client?
Something that we haven’t done before, perhaps a ski chalet, hunting lodge or yacht would be such fun, especially if we could get involved from the beginning alongside the architects and other specialists broadening our skills. A dream client would be someone who was adventurous and willing to give us a free hand allowing us to interpret their vision.
Do you have a favourite part of the design process?
After spending perhaps months or even years on a project, it is incredibly satisfying seeing your creations come to life at the end of it all.
What would you say is most on trend in interior design right now?
At Rosanna Bossom Ltd, we aren’t really ones to follow trends when it comes to interiors. We see great importance to create a timelessness with our designs.
Can you give any advice for people looking to incorporate more colour and pattern into their home?
Do not be afraid of being bold and using lots of colour and pattern, it might feel daring, but lots of both is brilliant – and layering is key too.
What’s next for Rosanna Bossom Interiors?
We love creating one of kind furniture designs for our clients, and we recently designed a range of furniture which we launched at Decorex 2019, so we could love to continue developing this side of the company, seeing where this takes us as well as expanding our portfolio of projects.
Images: Rosanna Bossom Ltd