Q&A WITH INTERIOR DESIGNER ROSEMARY RIDGWAY FROM
APRIL HAMILTON DESIGN
We caught up with Rosemary from April Hamilton Design to talk about our
design collaboration for a project on the Isle of Wight.
Established in 1995 by Founder and Creative Director Rosie Ridgway, their reputation as consummate professionals has be earned by specialising in luxury projects. They create luxuriously sophisticated and elegantly appointed interiors that transform your vision into a beautiful home.
You can also read more here about how April Hamilton chose us to collaborate with us – Designer Suppliers – Isle of Wight.
Q: We’d love to hear a little bit about your background and how you came to work in interiors.
I worked in the construction industry so saw firsthand how buildings came together, but I have always had “an eye” and decided to retrain at the age of 30 to become a designer. Luckily for me my first ever commission was a 33 room country estate with several outbuildings and an entire remodeling was required. It was terrifying and exhilarating all at the same time, however it was a resounding success, we issued it was publicized and as they say, the rest is history…
Q: What inspires you?
Undoubtedly nature, the scale of colour, texture & the constantly changing vibration.
Q: How would you describe your style?
– understated – luxurious – elegance
Q: What is your favourite part of the interior design process?
Creating new schemes & watching them develop into the vision I had for them.
Q: Why is lighting so important in interior design?
It’s absolutely essential, it has become so sophisticated being able to create highlighting , task, ambient and decorative is the very essence of luxury design.
Q: What was the design brief for the 25 pendant cluster?
I saw an original design, that reflected the very ethos of AH & wanted it to form the basis of the piece I commissioned, with the finishes available to me, I could reimagine the piece to glide perfectly into place in our “sexy sophisticated” dining room.
Q: Were there any challenges?
Not from the client, they had every confidence we would produce the most appropriate piece. Dealing with ARCFORM was a pleasure, understanding the brief, with a few adjustments to fit the space perfectly, I was both delighted with the journey and the outcome.
Q: Why did you select ARCFORM for this project? Was selecting a British company important to you?
Very much so, it’s important to us, we like to support fellow artisans on British soil, especially after Brexit as we have been subject to various import duties which we are always reluctant to pass on.
Do get in touch if you would like to work with us to create a statement lighting centrepiece for your home or your client. You can also request our spec sheets which show our standard options, which we can then work from.
ARCFORM is an independent family business that handcrafts luxury and bespoke lighting to illuminate your home.
Made in our Warwickshire studio in Leamington Spa.
View our lighting collections here.