Georgia Ezra and Richard Morris purchased this Spanish Mission-style home in September 2018, after an agent sent through pictures with a hunch it would be perfect for them. When they inspected it, they knew it needed significant work, but could feel ‘in their bones’ how they would configure the space and transform it into a home. Georgia’s interior design skills paired with Richard’s building expertise made them a perfect team!
The previous owners had lived in the property for 40 years, and over that time extended the home for their growing family, as well as pouring much love into the garden – leaving Georgia and family with established olive, mandarin and mulberry trees. But the layout of the home didn’t suit the new owner’s needs, so Georgia and Richard embarked upon a renovation. Georgia explains ‘we completely gutted and redesigned the entire home. Nothing left unturned!’
The redesign included three new bathrooms (fitted out with Tiles of Ezra tiles, of course!), new windows, wiring, joinery and a complete new layout. Plus some new internal archways to ensure the Morocco-meets-Mallorca character really shines through! Georgia explains ‘for me, a home is about taking you off the streetscape and into your own escape, so it was all about taking everyone who walked through that front door on a journey.’ This means the interiors are focused on evoking a feeling, rather than creating a ‘perfect’ space.
The idea was to create a tranquil and calm space, and Georgia highlights that many of the elements of the home have been custom made. Georgia designed the wall scones and feature pendants, and had them made in Melbourne, and even the bed linen was custom made for this home. Through careful layering of textures, natural materials and furnishings, Georgia has created a uniquely serene home here, which perfectly reflects her distinctive Mediterranean-inspired aesthetic. The designer concludes – ‘it really was not challenging to make this house a home.’
Georgia documented this remarkable home renovation on her blog – check it out here.