9 April 2015

Beautiful Spaces : Becca Allen

Anyone who knows me, knows how much I love a good block colour on white and the fact I am nosy about other peoples work/living spaces is beyond normal so for this new feature I will be sharing the inside of peoples beautiful spaces.
Now first up is the beautiful home/Air bnb residence of Becca Allen after months of renovating an old sweet shop in Penryn Cornwall Becca is finally opening her doors allowing people to stay how amazing does it look and too think I passed up moving here and back to Cornwall. Lets get chatting about colour, space and work.

How would you describe the "look" of your space? what makes it unique? and what inspired you to design it?
Colour. I am subconsciously drawn to colour, even when I think I like monochrome work and buy white and black furniture I end up covering it in plants and brightly coloured ceramics.
I recently purchased a neon yellow pencil case to house all my black pens. I like to work in a bright airy space with lots of visual stimulation. I surround myself with magazines, books, crazy fabrics and prints so I am never far from inspiration. 

I would love to know more about your studio looks perfect, where is it housed and how long have you been there? Could you tell us whats good about it?
My new studio space is located in the front of my house and I have been here a year, It is no.76 and used to be a sweet shop about 70 years ago so still has the feeling of a shop. This is why I have named the studio Sweet 76. 
The door opens out onto the towns high street so In the summer I can leave it open and chat to passers by. It has also been approved by the council to open up in the evenings to run workshops which I am in the middle of organising. 
Hoping to get this up and running this summer, now Air b&b is up and running this is next on my list.

Tell me a little about who you are and what do you do?
I am a freelance designer and illustrator working from my studio 3 days a week and 3 days a week as Senior Designer at Meor Studio in St Ives. 
Whilst trying to juggle freelance work I am working on the Sweet 76 studio workshops for Penryn and Falmouth creatives and starting a print and sew brand with a friend. There are never enough hours in the week!
I just love the mix of textures and that bathroom is perfection, so looking forward to booking up a few nights in the summer and heading back to Cornwall for sure.

Thanks for sharing your wonderful space with us Becca! If you fancy being featured and have a fab space please feel free to drop me an email at ellas_blog@hotmail.co.uk with the email subject Beautiful Spaces.



  1. This was a lovely read this morning! I graduated Falmouth Uni (based in Penryn) last year - Penryn is so beautiful, I wish I'd have got the chance to go to one of Becca's workshops! I did consider moving to Cornwall permanently to be close to the sea, but Devon won in the end (it always does with me, haha). I will definitely be visiting Penryn and Falmouth in the summer (it's like being abroad when it's sunny - seriously it's beautiful!) so maybe I will pop by Becca's studio and see if she's about :)
    P.S Crying over the beauty of the bathroom!!!

    Meg, Optical Intake

  2. Total home envy! x


  3. Oh my goodness this home is gorgeous! I adore all the pops of colour and different fabrics, I definitely would love to stay here! x


  4. Oh wowzers! Becca's home is absolute perfection, just so gorgeous! I love it x


  5. Oh my goodness! My house needs to be like this. Beautiful :)

  6. What a wonderful space! I love the colour! :)

    Ally // Digital Diva


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