The Singapore-based owners had purchased this five bedroom property as a UK base, with plans to use it for family holidays. They approached Camellia Interiors last year, after falling in love with the coastal charm of the area, with its diverse colour palette dependant on the seasons. Appreciative of the town’s charms, the owners asked the team to imbue their new home with St. Ives’ artistic heritage, its fishing legacy, plus the warmth of the Gulf Stream and the mild sub-tropical climate, under one roof.
They wanted a coastal palette to create a relaxing yet practical environment for their holidays, and capitalising on their investment and the available space, they sought flexible internal accommodation.
The style had to be fun yet formal, embracing the integrity of the property’s character and proportions, without compromising contemporary living requirements.
A large scale traditional print wallpaper in ochre was used to detract from the extension walls and balance the texture of the original supporting Cornish granite wall. The anthracite colour of the bespoke kitchen cabinetry contrasts with black, acid yellow and white furniture, accents of which travel throughout the house.