The 2013 Andrew Martin Interior Designer of the Year Award winner, Rose Uniacke, has been dubbed the ‘Queen of the Serene’ by the Sunday Times. Her spaces are always considered, with unobtrusive designs which enable each room ‘to breathe’. Uniacke’s interiors benefit from her expertise in furniture and lighting — she also deals separately in traditional antiques. But there’s nothing staid about her work: she brings together the finest craftspeople in the country to create a fusion of old and new. Colour is used sparingly, but with decided effect — in the green coverlet in a Pimlico house, or in the lime curtains in a living room overlooking Buckingham Palace. Victoria Beckham and Gwyneth Paltrow are said to be fans.