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2018 Australian Interior Design Awards

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The Australian Interior Design Awards are now in their 15th year, and consistently deliver an alarmingly stylish overview of the best in Australian residential, retail, commercial, workplace and hospitality design.

The residential shortlist is an interior voyeur’s dream – scrolling through, it is evident that millennial pink is yet to relinquish its crown, now sharing the podium with deep green marble surfaces, and warm peachy tones. So much to love, so much inspiration to poach from!

12th April, 2018

Highbury Grove by RITZ&GHOUGASSAIN is a renovation of a Prahran property, and supremely minimal without being sterile. Photo by Tom Blachford, courtesy Australian Interior Design Awards.

Studio Griffiths have multiple entries in the awards, with Main Ridge House and the Pool Pavillion. Both projects offer a distinctly modern approach to rural locations. (See more of this project via our 2017 ‘A Life Individual’ video, in partnership with Space!) Photo – Sharyn Cairns, courtesy Australian Interior Design Awards.

Wildcoast by Rachcoff Vella Architecture is a refuge set in paradise! This serene home has a timeless quality and clean cosy vibe. Artwork  by Miranda Skoczek. Photo – Shannon McGrath, courtesy Australian Interior Design Awards.

The Concrete Conceal House by Tecture Architecture and interior design with Swee Design. Photo – Shannon McGrath, courtesy of Australian Interior Design Awards.

The Darlinghurst Residence, by SJB . Photo – Felix Forest for Australian Interior Design Awards.

Mainridge House by Studio Griffiths . Photo – Sharyn Cairns, courtesy Australian Interior Design Awards.

The Clark House, by SJB . Photo – Nicole England for Australian Interior Design Awards.

Canning Cottage, by Bicker Design . Photo – Nikole Ramsay, courtesy Australian Interior Design Awards.

The Eyrie by Inarc Architects . Photo – Peter Clarke, courtesy of Australian Interior Design Awards.

Kawaii Platypi by Splinter Society . Photo – Jack Lovel, courtesy Australian Interior Design Awards.

Lucy Feagins
Thursday 12th April 2018

Just so many awe-inspiring interiors! A few of our favourites shortlisted for this year’s Australian Interior Design Awards include Canning Cottage – a converted 1874 worker’s cottage, with a 32-square-metres footprint by Bicker Design. This small home uses a consistent, tonal palette to create a sense of spaciousness – revisit our own recent story on John and Jenna Densten’s North Melbourne cottage here!

Kawaii Platypi (the name!) is a sleek renovation of a beloved Californian Bungalow. The Splinter Society designed home combines Japanese influences, earthy tones, and the interplay of dark and light.

The Oreo House by Taylor Pressly Architects  combines weight and lightness through the use of form and colour palette. The arresting spiral staircase centres the house, and creates a striking and unifying feature across all levels of the home.

Close to home, Taylor Knights’ Brunswick West Home is an understated gem. This alteration and addition project on a Californian Bungalow connects the interiors with the garden, through sculptural incisions and framing to the robust masonry. Revisit our in depth recent story on this remarkable renovation, here.

And a final favourite – Darlinghurst Residence, by SJB is a refurbishment of an 1890’s house with an unconventional structure: a warehouse building meets federation house with a triangular plan! SJB have multiple nominations in the Australian Interior Design Awards (and their bespoke and considered work won the Residential Decoration award in 2017), and this home makes it easy to see why!

Take a dreamy tour through all of the award categories at the Australian Interior Design Awards.

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