Rose Uniacke lives in a quiet pocket of West London known for its neat rows of white stuccoed houses and private garden squares. This typical London scene, immortalized in 1990s rom-coms, is suddenly interrupted by Uniacke’s home: a sprawling striped brick house with vast windows. The house has dominated its corner of the square since it was built in 1860 for James Rannie Swinton, an artist who had become the most fashionable portrait painter of his time. “There’s a story that he was able to ignore the local planning regulations because he was so well connected, ” says Uniacke, who moved into the house with her family 15 years ago and runs her eponymous business—which spans interior and furniture design—from a shop nearby. “It’s This story is from Kinfolk Issue Forty-Three Buy Now Related Stories Interiors Issue 45 Home Tour: Ollivier & Gladys Chenel A pas de deux inside an antiques-filled Paris apartment. Interiors Issue 44 Home Tour: Gergei Erdei Inside the London apartment uniting Greek mythology, medieval iconography and 1970s glamour. Design Interiors Issue 42 Studio Tour: Fernando Caruncho Gardens sit between the natural and the artificial. George Upton meets the man mediating between the two. Interiors I’LL BE YOUR MIRROR Worlds collide in a Milanese apartment. Design Interiors Issue 41 Home Tour: Patricia Reid Baquero Cloistered behind ancient walls and crammed with a catalog of curios, an interior designer’s Santo Domingo home is an autobiography writ from ruins. Fashion Interiors Issue 40 Home Tour: Lucinda Chambers Inside the west London townhouse at the heart of the British fashion establishment.