Charlotte Rumi's love of design was fostered at an early age through her family's fashion business in London, England. Modeling and working in the designer clothing department she developed an eye for textiles and form. Her talent did not go unnoticed and she was quickly put in charge of purchasing for the company.
In 1981, Charlotte and Richard married and decided to raise their family in Canada. Charlotte left England and moved to Oakville, Ontario where she assisted Richard with the founding of Richard Rumi & Company. After raising three children, she returned to the business and attended the Interior Design program at Sheridan College. As Vice-President, she was instrumental in expanding the company's presence in the United States, working with top New York designers and private clients. Her focus on personal one-on-one communication enabled her to cater to her client's every need resulting in commissions to furnish entire estates.