SCOPE: Interior Design, Furnishing, Object and Art
PHOTOGRAPHY: Graham Jepson
ARCHITECT: Paul Borough
Only recently renovated the owners of this three level, six bedroom home weren’t entirely happy. They didn’t like the way the house presented on approach and they felt the new layout didn’t serve the needs of the family and clumsy spaces were not maximising useable space. Their deep love of entertaining was limited with a relatively small terrace.
Plans were drawn up to extend the mid level terrace into a large balcony that served as an outdoor living room along with BBQ and outdoor fireplace allowing for a relaxing space to unwind and enjoy the magnificent views over Parsley Bay.
Upstairs bedrooms and bathrooms were reconfigured to allow for two master bedrooms, both with views and terrace and both with large ensuite. As the family regularly hosted guests it was important that a master wing was created to ensure privacy for the couple. On the lower level large children’s bedrooms were created each with an abundance of robe space and individual ensuite bathrooms. Finally a dark unused area was transformed into a stunning home gym.
The new work connected seamlessly to the original design style of French Provincial villa, and is set off by a grand, curved sandstone wall upon entry.
Conway and Wise have helped me twice with renovating my house. The first time was tricky for them as they came in to fix up mistakes that another interior designer had caused. Despite the challenges Mishell managed to pull everything together and make the best of what we had without having to redo all the furniture and finishes. We then asked Conway and Wise to assist us with another renovation, which they guided from start to finish. Mishell had amazing ideas and worked with our architect and builder to turn them into beautiful features and wonderful spaces. Mishell is creative yet practical and very talented at problem solving. She also has a way of getting the best out of everyone around her and manages people with skill and kindness. She has an amazing attention to detail but still sees the whole picture. She can work with any budget and is also very generous with her time and her uplifting energy. I highly recommend Conway and Wise as probably the best interior design firm I’ve worked with as they exceeded all expectations.