ROSEMARY RARIDEN COTTER
Rosemary Rariden Cotter co-founder and senior partner, comes to the interior design business with approaching 20 years experience in residential and commercial design. An Oakland County native, Rosemary was raised in the country with antiques and an emphasis on decorative arts. Rosemary’s beginning as a 19 year old newlywed was relegated to stripping wallpaper and painting their honeymoon cottage. After two sons born in the 70’s and a career in real estate management, Rosemary brought her interests in interior design and decorative arts full circle. After an apprenticeship she founded the design firm of Jones-Keena. In the late 90’s the firm was sold and Rosemary continued as chairman emeritus. Within 18 months Rariden-Schumacher was formulated and launched with Jill Schumacher and followed by Michelle Mio within the year. The firm has grown, matured and completed a number of world class assignments. Rosemary has worked in both Southern and Northern Michigan, the Rocky Mountains and South Florida on a routine basis. Rosemary’s proclivity and her strength lies in timeless traditional work accented with fine art and antiques to which she has had considerable training. She is regarded as an expert on color and texture, her color sense is legendary. Her work has been published yet she maintains a high level of privacy which manifests in time spent with her family and charitable pursuits. Rosemary, her husband Michael a local real estate broker and their 3 dogs divide their time between Bloomfield Hills, Harbor Springs, Michigan and Naples, Florida.