In Conversation  |  Kelly Davis

In Conversation | Kelly Davis

We chatted to friend and fellow local designer, Kelly Davis in her beautiful home about life in Hawke's Bay, style and some of her favourite things.

Perched up in the lush hills of Eskdale, Kelly's home is modern, moody and full of character. Much like her own personal style, Kelly’s approach to interior design is thoughtful and considered, often selecting natural materials or finishes to be the hero of a space.

Her love of stone is echoed throughout her own home, with the rawness of the concrete walls contrasting with the warmth of wood, the polished concrete floors paired with the vibrant mustard yellow of the carpet, and the statement Calacutta Viola marble bar - designed by Stapleton Elliott. Another one of Kelly’s favourite spaces is the main bathroom, featuring a stunning red travertine wall, it has a rich natural colouring like no other.


Why stone? Kelly loves the natural beauty of the material, the rawness and unique textures of something that comes from the earth.

“ It brings the most wonderful energy and feeling to a space ”

Kelly’s favourite piece, object or part of the home: 
This is a no-brainer, the Calacutta Viola Marble bar. It is truly a thing of beauty!

Favourite things to do around Hawke’s Bay:
An evening drink at Winifreds on a Friday, Mister D’s for brunch and taking Nova the German Shepherd for a walk around Eskdale or Marine Parade. "I love being at home, the area is so peaceful, it's easy not to leave" Kelly has also rediscovered her love of music and singing.

Other inspiring designers:
Arent & Pyke - Based in Sydney, Juliette and Sarah-Jane have an amazing partnership and create sophisticated and interesting spaces.
Colin King - American stylist, who 'abandons perfection' and creates beauty in the everyday surroundings

Describe your style:
Classic, organic but with an edge.

Top picks from Madisons: 
Antique Pedestal table, August Pot, Verbo Chair

Featured pieces in Kelly’s home:
Broste glassware - smoke
Kala storage pot
Custom Kelly Wearstler cushion
Citta gingham cushion
Denmark natural oak bench