The Haven

"The Haven" - voted Best Individual Property - 2013 (LABC SW Awards)

The Brief

Stylehome were chosen to design, specify, supply and manage the provision of interior furnishings for this newly constructed, high luxury rental property in a fabulous cliff edge location just outside of St Ives. By being involved prior to the completion of the build, we were able to make suggestions and select products which would maxmise both the appearance and functionality of the property. The property was to be an example of the perfect “get away”, and our objective was therefore to create somewhere that would facilitate a wonderful holiday for its visitors.

The Story

Being newly designed and constructed, the property itself would benefit from the latest technology within its design. With large expanses of sliding glazing and many Apex window shapes of various sizes (within its sea facing elevation in particular), the property would give both opportunities and difficulties when it came to approaching the interior design. In addition the house also provides large areas of outdoor space, with decking and hot-tub areas all of which also required intelligent furnishings. Working from a blank canvas, contemporary furnishings would be the style of choice in order to compliment the design of the property itself. The property consists of 5 bedrooms and giving a maximum occupation of 12 persons, therefore Dining and Lounge areas would need to be designed to give capacity for this number but also retain as much space as possible so that the spacious, contemporary feel was not lost.

Stylehome competed against many other local companies for the tender to become the sole supplier for all interior furnishings, including flooring, window dressings, furniture and lighting – and were proud to be awarded the project in July 2012. With the building work being completed in mid summer 2012 it was essential that all aspects of the project were managed effectively in order that “The Haven” became available for its first tenants as soon as possible.

The Stylehome Solution

“The Haven” was a fantastic success for all involved in its creation, winning awards for the “Best Individual Dwelling – 2013”. Fitted throughout with quality furnishings and luxury in mind, the house is striking both inside and out. The work conducted by Stylehome was completed according to budget within timescale, meaning that The Haven was able to take its first bookings mid-late summer 2012. The large open plan Kitchen, Dining and Lounging area with its hexagonal seaward glazing, is the perfect place to kick back and enjoy the views. The contemporary furniture compliments the spaces whilst being practical and flexible enough to provide for a hard working holiday rental property. The bedrooms are themed with colours throughout, from the stunning master bedroom suite (complete with central bath and practical Amtico flooring!) through to the Childrens rooms – each has its own striking combination of colours and textures. Apex windows are treated with combinations of voiles and lined drapes to give a sumptuous feel and soften the angular forms in many of the ceilings. All fabrics and furniture surfaces combine style with practicality, glass tops are used extensively to give practical, easy clean solutions that will last and look good for years to come – essential for a hard-working Holiday rental property.
“The Haven” is available to book via Cornish Gems at

"The house is gorgeous and the view unique. It's beautiful but practical and sociable for family and friends. I loved the comfort of the beds, duvets and linen...."

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