After formal graphic design training and a stint in fashion marketing and PR, Auckland native Beck Wadworth noticed a gap in the market and launched her stylish stationery business An Organised Life. “When I moved to Sydney a few years ago, I wanted a diary but couldn’t find one that was functional yet complemented my monochrome and minimalistic aesthetic,” says Beck who sells a range of diaries, journals and wall calendars through retailers and her own e-commerce site.
And while it’s worth mentioning her gorgeous product range, today we’re going to step inside an extension of her brand – her home in Auckland where she has been located since the Coronavirus pandemic began. “My team is all based in Sydney at our headquarters. Prior to COVID-19, I spent three weeks in Auckland and one week in Sydney per month,” says Beck who has been working out of her gorgeous Auckland rental ever since the pandemic kicked off.
Beck’s apartment is one half of a two-storey, traditional weatherboard house with water views that was built in 1900 before being separated in two. With dark timber floors and plenty of white, it’s filled with a stylish curation of furniture and homewares finds that are perfectly on-brand.
“My interior style is very minimal, relaxed and pared back. I love fresh white walls, wooden floors and I prefer to add texture and tones rather than lots of colours! Less is more for me,” says Beck who is also a big fan of investing in pieces that merge form and function. “I favour pieces that serve a functional purpose while fitting within my aesthetic.”
Perhaps the best example of form meeting function is Beck’s home office – a space that has been in heavy use courtesy of countless Zoom meetings with her Sydney team. “My home office is very functional yet motivating and I love that I can close the door at the end of the day and separate my personal and professional life,” says Beck.
The nearby lounge and dining room are another highlight of the home – a key piece in the space, the Minimalist Emilee daybed was designed by Beck in collaboration with furniture designer David Shaw.
“I’ve always loved being at home! Home is my safe haven, the place that I feel the most comfortable and relaxed.”