Janine Bithell, of Rosewood Co, is transforming the design market, one table at a time. Born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina, Bithell grew up with design in mind. Her father was her home’s personal handyman, and through closely working with him and observing his woodwork projects around the house, her confidence in her own ability to create was fostered.
When her childhood love for design turned into an adult need for furniture, she ran up against what we most do at a certain age: the restricting budget of a college student. With limited options, Janine traveled home from Dallas and set to work with her father on a dining room table for her college apartment. This moment marked the birth of Rosewood Co—or at least the initial idea behind it. In the following days of convening around her then-finished, now-beloved table with friends and family, Janine realized that making tables—and seeing the product of working hard with her hands every day—was what she loved to do.
From there, Rosewood Co’s custom hardwood tables took off. What started as a hobby for herself, her friends, and her family led to Janine moving back home to Charlotte and launching the business. Now, Bithell works mainly on unique commissioned pieces for clients and interior designers across the city, and is also an official local maker for West Elm. In the same way the clothing we all wear showcases our personal style and unique personalities, it’s Janine’s mission to create innovative pieces that inspire us and boast the same sense of self-expression in a home.
And the best thing about Rosewood Co? Through her business, Janine Bithell is dedicated to giving back to her community. A firm believer in tithing, Janine also has initiated a “10 percent” policy for Rosewood Interiors, through which the business donates a portion of its proceeds to local charities, such as The Church of God’s Children’s Home of North Carolina.
For custom orders or to find out more about putting a Rosewood Co table in your space, visit rswd.co You can find her work in Durham, Greensboro, and Charlotte.