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The Winners Of The Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards

Interiors

From an impressive shortlist of finalists, the winners of the 9th Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards are in!

Get your Pinterest board ready, there is PLENTY of inspiration here for residential, commercial and hospitality spaces, from some of Australia’s most prominent designers, including Flack Studio, Arent & Pyke, Amber Road and more.

 

 

22nd May, 2019

David Flack, Flack Studio – Winner of Belle Coco Republic Interior Designer of the Year category. Photo – courtesy of Flack Studio.

David Flack, Flack Studio – Winner of Belle Coco Republic Interior Designer of the Year category. Photo – courtesy of Flack Studio.

David Flack, Flack Studio – Winner of Belle Coco Republic Interior Designer of the Year category. Photo – courtesy of Flack Studio.

David Flack, Flack Studio – Winner of Belle Coco Republic Interior Designer of the Year category. Photo – courtesy of Flack Studio.

Lucy Feagins
Wednesday 22nd May 2019

Belle Coco Republic Interior Designer of the Year – David Flack, Flack Studio

It is no secret that Flack Studio are one of our FAVE local design studios – they just KEEP delivering brilliant project after brilliant project. The man at the helm of the operations, David Flack was awarded the ‘Interior Designer of the Year’ accolade, as the judges celebrated his ‘unique approach to visionary design.’

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Under the Tree by Arent & Pyke – Winner of the Best Residential Interior category. Photo – courtesy of Arent & Pyke.

Under the Tree by Arent & Pyke – Winner of the Best Residential Interior category. Photo – courtesy of Arent & Pyke.

Under the Tree by Arent & Pyke – Winner of the Best Residential Interior category. Photo – courtesy of Arent & Pyke.

Under the Tree by Arent & Pyke – Winner of the Best Residential Interior category. Photo – courtesy of Arent & Pyke.

Under the Tree by Arent & Pyke – Winner of the Best Residential Interior category. Photo – courtesy of Arent & Pyke.

Under the Tree by Arent & Pyke – Winner of the Best Residential Interior category. Photo – courtesy of Arent & Pyke.

Best Residential Interior – Arent & Pyke, Under the Tree

The golden gong for Best Residential Interior (aka – what your home COULD look like) went to Arent & Pyke for their work on Under the Tree. Earthy tones in this renovated weatherboard cottage make a subtle reference to the family’s South African heritage, whilst an eclectic collection of textures, soft furnishings, furniture and original artwork add depth and dimension.

Caroline House by Kennedy Nolan – Winner of the Best Residential Kitchen Design category.  Photo – Derek Swalwell.

Caroline House by Kennedy Nolan – Winner of the Best Residential Kitchen Design category.  Photo – Derek Swalwell.

Caroline House by Kennedy Nolan – Winner of the Best Residential Kitchen Design category.  Photo – Derek Swalwell.

Best Residential Kitchen Design – Kennedy Nolan, Caroline House

Kennedy Nolan were recognised for their refined and confident work on the Caroline House kitchen. The judges particularly highlighted the ‘delicate play between black, white and cream that bring a gentle background to the open planned living space.’ The design of the kitchen was honest about its functional use, without dominating the living area of the home.

Caulfield North Residence by Flack Studio – Winner of  Best Residential Bathroom Design category. Photo – courtesy of Flack Studio.

Caulfield North Residence by Flack Studio – Winner of  Best Residential Bathroom Design category. Photo – courtesy of Flack Studio.

Caulfield North Residence by Flack Studio – Winner of  Best Residential Bathroom Design category. Photo – courtesy of Flack Studio.

Caulfield North Residence by Flack Studio – Winner of  Best Residential Bathroom Design category. Photo – courtesy of Flack Studio.

Caulfield North Residence by Flack Studio – Winner of  Best Residential Bathroom Design category. Photo – courtesy of Flack Studio.

Caulfield North Residence by Flack Studio – Winner of  Best Residential Bathroom Design category. Photo – courtesy of Flack Studio.

Best Residential Bathroom Design – Flack Studio, Caulfield North Residence

A technicolour delight from eternally-on-the-money Flack Studio. A Memphis edge is introduced to a family home via this bold bathroom in North Caulfield. Is it a sculpture, or a sink? Or both!

Edition Roasters by Amber Road – Winner of Best Hospitality Interior category. Photo – courtesy of Amber Road.

Edition Roasters by Amber Road – Winner of Best Hospitality Interior category. Photo – courtesy of Amber Road.

Edition Roasters by Amber Road – Winner of Best Hospitality Interior category. Photo – courtesy of Amber Road.

Edition Roasters by Amber Road – Winner of Best Hospitality Interior category. Photo – courtesy of Amber Road.

Best Hospitality Interior – Amber Road, Edition Roasters

Amber Road were recognised for their work on Edition Roasters cafe in Haymarket. The judges enthused ‘this humble cafe emulates traditional Japanese rural life, existing in start contrast to the modernism that surrounds it.’

Shelter Double Bay by Esoteriko – Winner of Best Commercial Interior category. Photo – Esoteriko.

Shelter Double Bay by Esoteriko – Winner of Best Commercial Interior category. Photo – Esoteriko.

Best Commercial Interior – Esoteriko, Shelter

The Commercial Interior award went to emerging practice Esoteriko  – we’ll definitely be keeping a keen eye on them! Pink hues of cedar wood bring warmth to the stainless steel in this gym in the backstreets of Double Bay NSW.

Dylan Farrell Design, Dylan Farrell – Winner of Emerging Design Star category. Photo – courtesy of Dylan Farrell.

Dylan Farrell Design, Dylan Farrell – Winner of Emerging Design Star category. Photo – courtesy of Dylan Farrell.

Dylan Farrell Design, Dylan Farrell – Winner of Emerging Design Star category. Photo – courtesy of Dylan Farrell.

Emerging Design Star – Dylan Farrell, Dylan Farrell Design

Another designer to keep an ear out for in the future is Dylan Farrell awarded ‘Emerging Design Star’ for 2019. Dylan’s trademark is specialising in discrete and detailed boutique design, and was recognised for his work with Bayside Modern and Sydney Contemporary Perch.

Amber Road – Winner of Best Work with Colour category. Photo – courtesy of  Amber Road.

Amber Road – Winner of Best Work with Colour category. Photo – courtesy of  Amber Road.

Amber Road – Winner of Best Work with Colour category. Photo – courtesy of  Amber Road.

Amber Road – Winner of Best Work with Colour category. Photo – courtesy of  Amber Road.

Amber Road – Winner of Best Work with Colour category. Photo – courtesy of  Amber Road.

Best Work with Colour – Yasmine Ghoniem, Amber Road

Double winners Amber Road not only take out the Best Hospitality Interior Award, but are also celebrated for their incredible work with colour. The Belle judges highlighted the interior team’s ability to work with a ‘plethora of hues from sky blue to bright chartreuse, in a sensitive balance between liveability and resplendence.’

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