Artist Jaci Vianna
Interior Designer and Artist Jaci Vianna is Responsible for much of the Castle's Decor
Jaci had the ability and immense talent to sympathetically design in the style of the building. She did this using not only her natural creative flair, but by gathering a great deal of research into the history of Rowton Castle and design trends of the period. For a number of years, when refurbishing Rowton Castle, we had used Jaci Vianna as our Interior Designer. Jaci is responsible for so many elements of the castle as it is today, and without her, it may not have been the success that it has become.Read More
An Amusing Theme
On your first visit, you will be amused to notice a theme of rather glamorous and beautifully painted monkeys. Legend has it that in the 17th century, monkeys were brought back from India by sailors. They tamed them, taught them tricks on the ships and then sold them to the landed gentry.
A Story Told
The ladies dressed them up to entertain their friends as a sign of wealth and prosperity. Although we have no evidence that this went on at Rowton Castle, the monkeys conjure up a feeling of frivolity and a romance from a bygone age, which helps create the wonderful ambiance that you will now find at Rowton Castle.
A Beautiful Visit
We are confident that our bedrooms and dining rooms are in keeping with the architecture and history of our wonderful castle, as well as being beautiful to look at and relaxing to occupy; our guests agree.
Works Began in 1997
Jaci started her time with us here at Rowton Castle in the Georgian Dining Room, introducing the monkeys and the hand pressed gold leaf detailing to the walls. It seems like only yesterday, but it was 1997. Every room in the castle has been touched by Jaci’s talent both as a decorative artist, and interior designer.