Founder of Home Life Rose Ann Humphrey uniquely integrates the design industry, which she knows and loves, with the environments her clients choose.
Rose Ann has been on the forefront of design, working with sustainable and environmentally friendly materials years before it became a trend. She previously owned the only independent Pierre Deux in the country. Pierre Moulin and Pierre LeVec opened the French country furnishings store with Rose Ann in Manchester, Vermont. Moulin and LeVec were the foremost experts in the Style of Provence, making Pierre Deux a name synonymous with French Country décor in America.
Originally from New York City, Rose Ann’s diverse portfolio reflects her design ability to apply the functional principles to whatever project is desired. Her work in the Green Mountains of Vermont, the Southwest in Santa Fe, New Mexico, the hills of LA and her love of the sea and the Maine Coast has influenced her joy in country life although she resides in a city.
Projects include numerous primary residences, and condominium projects in Vermont, LA, Florida, Massachusetts, Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, Maine’s coastline, New Mexico, Bahamas, and a number of reconditioned and new yachts.
Recently venturing into the commercial office building common area redesign, Rose Ann works closely with architects and directly with property owners.
Rose Ann’s tireless effort to people “discovering their own visual voice” keeps her humble and fresh, and always devoted to her discerning clientele.
Rose Ann is one of the Designer’s on Call at The Boston Design Center, as well as a member of IFDA, International Furnishings and Design Association
Home Life by Rose Ann Humphrey is committed to clients “loving how they live.” Passionate and devoted to lifestyle, Rose Ann Humphrey has spent 25-years working with clients to set the stage for what we believe is the “main event,” providing a style of home living consistent with who our clients are.
Our desire is for gentleness in the homes of our clients, who often live in competitive outside worlds, so they can experience the extraordinary joy of a home that expresses them, supports them and enables them to live in their dreams. Seeing something beautiful they acquired on a fantastic family holiday brings nurturing memories. Light enhancing a carefully chosen paint color or finish that emotionally connects with them. Our clients feel “there is no place like their home as there is no one just like them.”
How does it happen? We listen carefully and respect our clients’ willingness to share who they are with us, helping them “discover their own visual voices.” We are inspired by who our clients are and our goal is for them to be delighted and comfortable in their houses. We strive to translate their feelings and needs into designs that not only work for them, but are of them.
Home Life offers full service interior design, delivering quality and value to our clientele. We work with a variety of architects, contractors and workrooms, creating the right team for each project. Our exclusive custom built cabinetry is sought after by homeowners around the country.
Our client base includes a select client group, from around the globe, who appreciate design created to match their desires. This group includes many notables such as Paige Rense, Editor in Chief (now Emeritus) of Architectural Digest magazine and Norman Lear and his family.
Building lasting relationships with our clients for over 25-years, Home Life has catered to clients around the globe, creating homes that offer singular rejuvenation and retreat.
Lifetime Honored Member of the National Registry of Who’s Who in Professionals and Executives.
It was great to see the slow evolution of the room as it turned into something that I had seen, but wasn’t able to do.Deana Hailey, Stowe, VT
She was not building her space, but my space. She was reflecting my vision.June Day, Client
One of the best things about Rose Ann is that she caters to the individual that she is working with.June Day, Dorset, VT
Your talent and ability in conceptualizing the design direction and overall intent of the property’s ownership while working closely with our architect has produced an outstanding and commendable result.
It should also be noted that your years of construction experience and knowledge of materials for specific uses, together with your ability to coordinate the various facets of your work with those of other trades and disciplines, has definitely played a great part in your work performance. Thank you for giving your all to this project.Franklin W. Simon, President of The Simon Company
Rose Ann is exceptionally creative. Let her perform her magic. She hears you and she listens well.Marvin Gameroff, Stowe, VT
I know that you realize how much I love both my homes, Cape Cod and Naples, Florida, that you both designed and completed. And of course you also did the exteriors of both. Although you are not a landscape architect (by profession) you well know the joy and relaxation the Cape garden (which we refer to as the Zen Garden) brings me and how you have received so many compliments on its beauty. These two experiences have brought me a real change in my values. Your slogan “love how you live” has come to life in me.Harry Witt, Cape Cod and Naples, FL
She doesn’t try to impose her sense of style on me, but helps to articulate my own style.June Day, Vermont
Rose Ann was confident, very self assured. She said ‘I know how to do this.’ Her confidence made me confident.June Day, Vermont
I was open to getting educated and seeing my dream evolve and improve. I had ideas, but Rose Ann took them somewhere.Carolyn Kruse, Richmond, Vermont
Rose Ann understood what I wanted. I had a vision for what I wanted and we had similar ideas about how to make it happen…we spoke the same language.Carolyn Kruse, Richmond, Vermont
Without Rose Ann’s expertise, I might have had houses but not homes. Even here in Florida, my neighbors marvel at what my home is like — much thanks to Home Life! I have complete trust in the company and have bought many things sight unseen. That is how good they are! The eye for what would work for your living space is amazing and I have been thrilled with my working relationship as well as the results for how I now live!Harry Witt, New Seabury, Cape Cod, and Naples, FL
We had incurred water damage throughout several areas of our home in Shelburne, Vermont. Rose Ann spearheaded the project which included a total renovation of our kitchen and dining area. The craftsmen she retained did an excellent job and the project came in on time. Her selection of tiles, faux painting of the cabinets, floor and wall coverings, countertops and appliances all came together to make a stunning and very usable kitchen overlooking Lake Champlain. We have recently retained Rose Ann to renovate our master bathroom.Adrea and Charlie Kofman, Vermont
Rose Ann has not only given me beautiful home and office spaces, living and working in her creations has been delightfully transformative. I am inspired, at home, and my guests and clients tell me every time I see them how much they love visiting. I implicitly trust her sense of style and her extraordinary ability to design spaces that are perfect for me in every way. She gives me the freedom to express the feeling of what I am after, and, then, Voila! The next thing I know, I am walking into the magic. I can’t wait to work with her again.Carolyn Kruse, Bonita Springs, FL
She uses this amazing process when painting. She selects three shades of the same color and the darker areas are painted with lighter shades. The outcome is wonderful.
Carolyn Kruse, Bonita Springs, FL