Keen to embark on a new challenge, Dawn Rose has capitalized on her experience as former head of Home Buying for both Selfridges and House of Fraser to launch her own homeware and soft furnishings business, Ragged Rose, which she runs from her vibrant Georgian home.

The drawing room has a distinctly nautical theme. The original Georgian room has been extended and where once a wall supported the masonry and bedroom terrace above are two soaring Doric columns

The drawing room has a distinctly nautical theme. The original Georgian room has been extended and where once a wall supported the masonry and bedroom terrace above are two soaring Doric columns

One third of the room now serves as a dining area, the table overhung by a huge Florentine chandelier

One third of the room now serves as a dining area, the table overhung by a huge Florentine chandelier

A sizable oil painting of a naval battle hangs above a gilded table

A sizable oil painting of a naval battle hangs above a gilded table

Dawn has lavished vibrant pink paint on the walls of her kitchen and kept the costs down by choosing units from B&Q. The polished black marble work surfaces add a luxurious finishing touch

Dawn has lavished vibrant pink paint on the walls of her kitchen and kept the costs down by choosing units from B&Q. The polished black marble work surfaces add a luxurious finishing touch

A conservatory to the rear of the house provides a second dining space and leads out into the garden

A conservatory to the rear of the house provides a second dining space and leads out into the garden

The sunny yellow of the hallway continues up to the soaring ceiling of the landing

The sunny yellow of the hallway continues up to the soaring ceiling of the landing

The double-aspect master bedroom is Dawn’s favourite room. The green marble hearth of the Edwardian fireplace dictated the overall colour scheme, with Dawn opting for a Cole & Son wallpaper printed with Wisteria

The double-aspect master bedroom is Dawn’s favourite room. The green marble hearth of the Edwardian fireplace dictated the overall colour scheme, with Dawn opting for a Cole & Son wallpaper printed with Wisteria

The turquoise-tiled rear wall of Dawn’s en suite bathroom is flanked by floor-to-ceiling white marble

The turquoise-tiled rear wall of Dawn’s en suite bathroom is flanked by floor-to-ceiling white marble

The lime green walls in Dawn’s eldest son’s room are perfectly complemented with a purple Ragged Rose patchwork quilt and pom-pom edged cushions

The lime green walls in Dawn’s eldest son’s room are perfectly complemented with a purple Ragged Rose patchwork quilt and pom-pom edged cushions

Dawn’s younger son’s bedroom had been converted into a small room and a corridor, so she decided to return it to its original size. It is now a spacious retreat with wallspace reserved as a homage to Millwall FC

Dawn’s younger son’s bedroom had been converted into a small room and a corridor, so she decided to return it to its original size. It is now a spacious retreat with wallspace reserved as a homage to Millwall FC

Dawn’s Goldendoodles wait patiently to be photographed in the hallway

Dawn’s Goldendoodles wait patiently to be photographed in the hallway

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  • pictures: David Merewether
  • styling: Lucy Fleming

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