"What's my homeware style? Let's just say if you were to offer me the choice between a brand new lounge, or a well-loved leather arm chair, I'd be curling up on that arm chair every day of the week."
You can't deny the beauty in old pieces. The importance of something with a story, a lifetime of collecting memories.
Rosie had always idolised designers, collecting and trawling through magazines as if she was studying for a test. But no magazine could compete with her family's homewares store where Rosie learnt the true beauty behind old, rustic interiors.
Inspired by the idea of imperfect and beautiful curations she began experimenting with dried florals after noticing a gap in the market for more natural, preservative free bouquets. She loved the process of arranging, weaving and creating wildly unique bouquets so she started drying flowers in her garage for her own personal collection.
During the COVID pandemic, with reduced hours, her hobby evolved into a passion, and the idea of launching it to a potential career couldn’t be shaken. Changing career paths is no easy decision for anyone, but with the unknown effects of the pandemic looming, it was now or never. So, Rosie took the plunge and officially handed her resignation in from her position as a graphic artist. While she loved the fast-pace, ever-changing and exactism of her work, she was missing working hands on, bringing life to spaces and creating original perfectly imperfect pieces inspired by nature.
From that, came Know The Rose.
It's been many hours, early mornings and late nights dedicated to honing the craft, lugging her pieces to markets all around Sydney, TV appearances, many mistakes and a whole lot of passion. And Rosie wouldn't have it any other way.
It's so exciting making your house a home - isn't it? We know it can be tempting to jump on trends, buy affordable furnishings and decor only to have them completely out of style in 6 months' time! Hey, we've all done it (thanks Pinterest).
It doesn’t take long to realise the beauty of more sustainable and timeless pieces. It's better for our beloved environment, and our wallets appreciate it too.
That's the basics of our philosophy here at Know The Rose. You can't bring nature into your home, truly celebrate its beauty, when the process in itself isn't respectful to the environment.
It's no secret preserved flowers dominate the dried floral market. The process involves either heat treatment, bleaching, anti-mould chemicals or water soluble plastic coating - or a combination of them all. Meaning, the flowers no longer break down naturally over time and cause damage to the environment. Not very natural, is it?
When you shop at Know the Rose, know that our pieces are only dried using traditional chemical free methods. All pieces and products have been sourced responsibly. And of course, being big advocates for the environment we're dedicated to reducing our plastic consumption. When you shop online or with us in person, we use plastic-free wrapping and packaging.
“Beautifully delicate, just what I expected. I am delighted with my order.”
- Simone G.
Acknowledgement of Country
We recognise the importance of acknowledging the history of the Indigenous Australians who belong to the Guringai language group who lived and are living in the Warringah area.
We acknowledge and respect the values and customs of the traditional owners of this land. We pay our respects to elders past, present and future for they hold the memories, traditions, culture and hope of Indigenous Australians. We extend our hands in friendship as we walk together on this land.