STEPHENS + STEPHENS = CORNISH + LIFE + STYLE
An instant inspiration spark was struck the minute developer Paul met designer Helen, the Founder and Creative Director of award-winning agency Absolute. And their personal marriage is now mirrored with the perfect professional partnership in the resultant development practice that is Stephens + Stephens.
Stephens + Stephens is all about cohesive collaboration. Offering the unique combination of architectural, building and multi-award-winning Cornish lifestyle and interior design capabilities, the birth of Stephens + Stephens was a true meeting of minds.
And the resultant company is now a perfect combination of skills, vision and experience for a whole new-wave style way of designing Cornwall-located buildings, interiors and surrounding spaces with architectural and style-driven longevity. Added to that, you will only find Stephens + Stephens properties in awe-inspiring spots within the Cornish landscape, with the provision of the ultimate Cornish life + style living benefits forever front of mind.
New builds and refurbishments, both one-offs and estates, Stephens + Stephens’ Paul Stephens has been successfully delivering a wide range of commercial and residential projects across the UK for over 30 years. The latest in a long list of accomplishments are the company’s exclusive residential properties, whilst also creating ‘off the radar’ private homes for specialist clients.
Paul’s previous commercial clients have included, amongst others, the likes of ASDA, Bristol Airport and an array of JD Wetherspoon’s newest properties around the country.
When Paul and Helen met, Helen had just completed Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Cornwall restaurant, and a significant brand and interiors overhaul for Watergate Bay Hotel, which was to go on to become one of the UK’s most stylish lifestyle destinations as a direct result.
Helen’s Absolute team has the quite unique combination of brand, graphic and interiors experiential design and marketing skills under the one roof, and with the timely addition of Paul’s architectural and developer practice added into the mix, the resultant team collaboration within Stephens + Stephens has become a professional marriage, mirroring their personal betrothal.
With multiple award wins under her belt including a number of Design Business Awards for Business Design Effectiveness, as well as a FAB award for restaurant and interiors design Helens’ approach to both graphic design and interiors is a combination of her being highly experienced, fiercely independent and passionately entrepreneurial.
Absolute designs and delivers places, spaces, brands and experiences which re-imagine brands and reinvent corporate cultures and it is this emphasis on experience that she and her team brings to all of the Stephens + Stephens projects.
Helen says, “We continually dedicate ourselves, and our team, to finding, honing and driving the very best of the Cornish + life + style in all of our work for Stephens + Stephens. Cornwall is a beautiful, elemental, multi-faceted place with endless experiences for all who live and visit, and each of our property developments has its own special ‘feel’, depending on the location that we have selected.”
Helen continues, “We make it our business to bring a different brand experience to each location, inherently understanding the surrounding landscape and location, and therefore the experience that people will want to have within, and around the property.”
And as we are constantly working at the cutting edge of global design and interiors trends, Helen and her self-confessed team of design ‘geeks’ know all of the key fabrics and furniture options that won’t just provide a unique and one-off environment, but also a highly practical one.”
Helen says, “The Cornish lifestyle runs through our veins both from a design and a pragmatic perspective, and we dedicate ourselves to providing stunning turnkey solutions for our owners in each of our bespoke-designed developments. We are also constantly cognisant of the future lettings value and the value that a brand, as well as a brand experience, brings to each property, therefore each development has its own dedicated personality, as well as its own individual style.”
Specialists in the creation of design-led, ultimate-luxe, quality homes in stunning coastal, country and city locations, the team’s former developments include The Strand at Porth, near Newquay, Saltwater at Pentire, Newquay, The Hideaway, illusively tucked away in the leafy suburbs of Truro and Blue Point, the unique, cliff-top ultra-modern property in the beautiful Cornish village of Gorran Haven.