Emotional Spaces by Liubasha Rose
Meet Miami-based designer Liubasha Rose, founder of Rose Ink Workshop, specialized in hospitality, and firm believer of art-directed environments. Emotion is at the core of Rose’s design process: infused with texture and handcrafted touches sprinkled throughout, every space she designs weaves a new exciting story.
After gathering significant experience in the Hospitality sector, working on boutique hotels and lifestyle brands around the world, the interior designer Liubasha Rose set out on her own to launch Rose Ink Workshop, a multidisciplinary firm specialized in unique hospitality environments and luxury residential projects.
Bolstered by the goal of becoming the premier hospitality design firm to the savviest hotel owners globally, Rose Ink’s initial body of work, including the Wall Street Hotel and the repositioning of the Madeleine, Telluride an Auberge Resort has won the nation’s most prestigious design awards.
Today Rose Ink Workshop is able to provide a 360-degree service to meet hospitality special clients’ needs, thanks to a full capacity for customization and Liubasha’s rich personal experience in creative direction.
Since its founding, Rose Ink places specific emphasis on the emotional factor when conceiving a space, in order to craft all compassing branded experiences.
Every culture in the world has a unique craft that has been honed through generations. As a Ukrainian, I’m in love with decorative arts, embellishment, and intricate woodworking. We always look to incorporate handcrafted details into our projects.
In high school my mom cut out an article about Kelly Wearstler from the New York Times for me, planting a seed. While I was at Cornell, I saw that there was an Interior design and Fashion design major. Something pushed me to test that water with interiors, and even though I graduated with an English major, I had found my passion for design. I moved to New York, got an Associates from Parsons, and started my design journey.
How would you describe your personal style and what’s the personal signature that makes your projects unique?
We are always looking to infuse spaces with texture and emotion. I think I have the eye to create interiors that are timeless, and luxurious, and at the same time succeed in making
Traditional pottery from rustic to ultra-refined feels very of the moment. For the Madeline, the Auberge in Telluride, we commissioned custom handmade plates with an intricate folk pattern from a Ukrainian artist Rustem Skibin and used them as wall art in the guestrooms and in the restaurant.
We love selecting and designing furniture and accessories. The mix of furniture & fabrics in a project sets the tone for everything. We adore texture and color. For our hotel projects, we custom design so many pieces that I couldn’t find in the marketplace, I am taking the next natural step and creating a furniture collection to launch in the next year. Our Wood Sleigh Lounge Chair and Palindrome Dining Table are in the restaurant and lobby of the Madeline, Telluride.
We find a lot of inspiration on Instagram. It opens up a world of artisans and we’ve made lasting relationships with artists and makers that we originally connected with on Instagram. For instance, we commissioned artworks from a dreamy British artist who paints magical landscapes, gardens, and flowers, Sarah Raphael Balme for The Madeline, an Auberge resort as well as for The Wall Street Hotel.
We wanted to create an ecosystem that channels positive energy so that people inhabiting the space take it in, expand their inner vessel and capacity for knowledge, spirit, and understanding of the universe, and when they leave—spread those feelings to do good and be well.