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The Best of Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards 2018

Interiors

It is interior design award season, which honestly excites us more than the Oscars and Golden Globes! The 2018 Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards finalists line-up is essentially a glitzy, red carpet of Australian interior inspiration.

These awards represent the ‘highest calibre of ambitious and experiential design in Australia’ and this year garnered a record number of submissions. Ahead of the winners being showcased in Belle’s June/July issue, we take a stroll through some of our favourite residential and commercial interiors in the lineup.

25th May, 2018

SJB’s Beach House. Photo – courtesy of Belle.

Flack Studio’s Burnewang North Residence. Photo – courtesy of Belle.

Alexander & Co’s Palm Beach. Photo – courtesy of Belle.

Alexander & Co’s Palm Beach. Photo – courtesy of Belle.

Rob Mills Architecture’s Armadale Residence. Photo – courtesy of Belle.

Decus’ Woollahra House. Photo – courtesy of Belle.

Arent & Pyke’s Curatorial House. Photo – courtesy of Belle.

James Said Collection fit-out by Greg Natale. Photo – courtesy of Belle.

Justin Hugh-Jones Interior Design’s Killara Residence. Photo – courtesy of Belle.

Rob Mills Architecture’s Armadale Residence. Photo – courtesy of Belle.

Barney fit-out by Bailey Ward. Photo – courtesy of Belle.

Lucy Feagins
Friday 25th May 2018

So many interiors, so little time! Never fear, we have shortlisted our favourite residential, kitchen and bathroom interiors from the 2018 Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards for you to peruse! The full suite of categories includes commercial, hospitality, and the overall interior designer of the year award (with several names TDF readers will be very familiar with!).

Among the most unforgettable (in our humble opinion!) are Alexander and Co’s Palm Beach House in Sydney, which is a finalist for several awards. This dreamy coastal home places a European interior vocabulary in an Australian setting, with bespoke detailing.

In Victoria, Rob Mills Architecture’s Armadale Residence. is also nominated across two categories, and it isn’t difficult to see why! This personal project from the director of the architecture firm elevates the idea of ‘converted warehouse’ to a new, luxurious level (hello brass lined door frames).

Perennial TDF favourites Flack Studio are finalists for multiple awards, for their eclectic and personal design on the Burnewang North Residence. The dramatic bathroom, in particular, caught our (and the judges) eye.

The Beach House by SJB is selected for kitchen magic, while Arent and Pyke and Decus are being recognised for swoon worthy bathrooms.

In addition to these awards for specific homes, we are excited to see Bayley Ward being recognised in the shortlist for the ‘Emerging Star Design’ award, and the value of COLOUR  in interiors being celebrated through the ‘Best Work with Colour’ category. We especially love Greg Natale’s fit-out of James Said Collection – green and pink – yes, please!

The winners will be showcased in Belle’s June/July issue, out this weekend.

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