Work the room

Your Home and Garden|April 2020

Work the room
With a homeware boutique, linen range and even a caravan bar for hire, interior designer Anna Begg is a woman of many talents.
Fiona Ralph

Anna Begg has been on a truly global journey so far. From a farm in Balclutha, via boarding school and tertiary studies in Dunedin, to working in graphic design in Italy and Byron Bay, she’s now settled in Wanaka, running an interior design business and homeware store.

Brimming with interesting textiles and other treasures, The Workroom is stocked with pieces gathered on her travels, and also her own line of linen, Le Lin (all available online, too). Working alongside her staff, she also offers a property-styling service, window treatments and floristry, and has a caravan bar for hire for weddings or events, which she converted with her father.

How did you get into your line of work?

I had always been interested in interior design, fabrics and moving furniture about, from a really young age. I studied interior design in Dunedin, then worked in graphic design and art direction both in Italy and Byron Bay.

When did you launch The Workroom?

I was working for an interior designer in Wanaka, and when her business came up for sale I purchased and rebranded it. The Workroom began trading in 2016.

Do you have many people on your team?

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