Wellbeing at Home

Homes have the power to physically affect our health and happiness – it should be a place that rejuvenates and restores. The interior of this home is designed to reflect the natural colours and textures found in its beachside setting and is calming and pared back in feel. For us, the kitchen is the heart of the home and essential for our wellbeing. We wanted to create a sociable space with a fluid open connection to the outside, and with opportunities to connect with friends and family around the central island. The hidden bar and abundance of storage keeps the space organised and uncluttered, and discreet hidden lighting transforms the interior to a warm and inviting space on an evening once the sun has set over the sea.

Stickland Wright architecture + interiors | Coastal Home Refurbishment Design in Sussex

Harmonious Living

Achieving a sense of Wellbeing is about keeping things simple. We didn’t want this space to feel too urban or over-designed, and the palette of soft greys and pale woods was inspired by the colours of the coast outside. Low modular seating encourages connection and relaxation whilst still allowing views to the ever-changing seascape, and the addition of a fireplace helps to cosy up the space on colder days. We opted for a Bio-Ethanol Fireplace since biofuel produces no harmful emissions, requires no flue and the fuel is a totally plant based renewable energy source, derived from crops.

Personal Sanctuary

We love to create homes that are havens. We believe Wellbeing is about being in contact with nature, whilst also being protected from the elements, and what better way to wake up in the morning than to an uninterrupted sea view and an instant dose of calm. We re-configured the bed to face the sea and designed ample storage hidden behind a slatted screen and sliding doors. Nothing in the space is superfluous and consequently the views captured by the full width windows are the only focus. The perfect sanctuary to escape and recharge.


Let in Light

Natural daylight helps boost our mood and energy levels and makes us feel happier. We designed the ensuite to filter in as much natural daylight as possible and removed unnecessary narrow doorways to create an uninterrupted flow between the bedroom and bathroom.  The natural palette of materials creates a sense of peacefulness and even on the dullest of days, the room feels bright and uplifting.


Main Contractor:  Caburn Construction

Bespoke Joinery: Square One Design

Electrical Contractor: Oakleigh Electrical