Wanaka interior design specialist Anna Begg’s many years of international experience in both commercial and residential interior design and styling is reflected in her award-winning venture, The Workroom boutique.
The Southern Lakes has always held wide appeal for Anna which inspired her to launch the boutique homeware, interior design and styling studio in Wanaka three years ago.
Not only did she want to put the finishing touches on some of Wanaka and Queenstown’s finest houses with her interior design service, she also envisioned a store where homeowners could find inspiration and purchase standout pieces or quality home essentials and soft furnishings.
“Customers can browse a range of products and get a feel for how they will look in their home,” says Anna. “We design linen, lighting and leather products to suit local homes under The Workroom brand and we stock some great international brands such as Lovely Linen. I like to mix the old with the new, so we also source Indian and French antiques as well as other original pieces from around the world.”
The busy boutique on Brownston Street is recognised for its interiors advice offered by Anna’s commercial and residential interior design and styling service.
“Our projects range from one-off consultations about how to freshen up a living room or colour scheme through to renovations and full service new builds,” she says. “Every project is so different. For me, it’s about getting to know the client, their personal taste and style and how they use their living spaces so I can make their interiors look exquisite while still being practical for their lifestyle.”
Although Anna will customise spaces to suit each client’s taste The Workroom boutique’s classic and worldly aesthetic is popular with homeowners in the Southern Lakes.
“The boutique has its own look and feel but I love that people come in and purchase pieces that don’t necessarily match what they already have in their homes. They like to mix it up. Our style is very timeless and most of our homewares won’t date in a hurry. We stock a lot of woods and natural fibres which tend to work well in this environment, as well as a muted colour palette complemented by a selection of on-trend colours.”
With a team of six staff –including interior experts and florists –The Workroom also specialises in custom window treatments, flooring solutions, home staging and fresh flowers with delivery to Wanaka, Cromwell and Queenstown.
Anna says to complement their design philosophy they have selected a network of craft and trades people who will provide a quality, professional service.
“With many of our clients being out of town or overseas, the service we provide means they have peace of mind and know their interests are being taken care of through the building process to the final installation of furnishings.”