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The Best Australian Interiors Announced!

Interiors

We’re no strangers to the brilliance of Australia’s interior design practices… in fact we find ourselves constantly in awe at the incredible breadth of design talent emerging and developing in Australia each year. The Australian Interior Design Awards acknowledges outstanding achievements in interior design across private, public and commercial commissions, and this year has been another huge year of standout projects!

Here are just some of the incredible winning and commended projects across the Residential Design and Residential Decoration categories. Because what’s better than snooping inside some of the most beautiful homes in the country?

1st June, 2020

Budge Over Dover by YSG. Winner of Residential Design and Residential Decoration. Photo – Prue Ruscoe.

Budge Over Dover by YSG. Winner of Residential Design and Residential Decoration. Photo – Prue Ruscoe.

Budge Over Dover by YSG. Winner of Residential Design and Residential Decoration. Photo – Prue Ruscoe.

Orchard House by Chelsea Hing received a commendation for Residential Decoration. Photo – Rhiannon Taylor.

Orchard House by Chelsea Hing received a commendation for Residential Decoration. Photo – Rhiannon Taylor.

Orchard House by Chelsea Hing received a commendation for Residential Decoration. Photo – Rhiannon Taylor.

Avian Apartment by Alicia Holgar. Photo – Shannon McGrath.

Avian Apartment by Alicia Holgar. Photo – Shannon McGrath.

Avian Apartment by Alicia Holgar. Photo – Shannon McGrath.

Bourke Street Apartment by Fowler and Ward. Winner of Emerging Interior Design Practice. Photo – Tom Blachford

Bourke Street Apartment by Fowler and Ward. Winner of Emerging Interior Design Practice. Photo – Tom Blachford

Bourke Street Apartment by Fowler and Ward. Winner of Emerging Interior Design Practice. Photo – Tom Blachford

Treehouse by Madeleine Blanchfield received a commendation for Residential Design. Photo – Anson Smart.

Treehouse by Madeleine Blanchfield received a commendation for Residential Design. Photo – Anson Smart.

Treehouse by Madeleine Blanchfield received a commendation for Residential Design. Photo – Anson Smart.

Ruxton Rise Residence by StudioFour received a commendation for Residential Design. Winner of Victorian state award for Residential Design. Photo – Shannon McGrath.

Ruxton Rise Residence by StudioFour received a commendation for Residential Design. Winner of Victorian state award for Residential Design. Photo – Shannon McGrath.

Ruxton Rise Residence by StudioFour received a commendation for Residential Design. Winner of Victorian state award for Residential Design. Photo – Shannon McGrath.

Perfect Storm by Killing Matt Woods received a commendation in Residential Design. Photo – Kat Lu.

Perfect Storm by Killing Matt Woods received a commendation in Residential Design. Photo – Kat Lu.

Elm Tree Place by Eastop Architects received a commendation in Residential Design. Photo – Rory Gardiner.

Elm Tree Place by Eastop Architects received a commendation in Residential Design. Photo – Rory Gardiner.

Sasha Gattermayr
Monday 1st June 2020

From bold decadence to understated sophistication, the creativity and innovation of Australian interiors continue to marvel and delight design communities around the world. We are constantly in awe of the projects we see each and every year from local design studios!

The Australian Interior Design Awards rewards these boundary-pushing projects. Alongside outstanding residential projects, the program showcases distinguished designs across private and commercial sectors including projects in hospitality, workplaces, retail and public design. In addition to these diverse, functional spaces, the jury awards accolades for sustainability, design impact and rising stars. It really is the Golden Globes of interior design!

This year’s entries represented a focus on everyday experiences within design, with careful attention paid to functionality and exceptional craftsmanship. On Friday night via live stream (!) the winners were announced… and projects that did away with conventionality and brought boundary-pushing design to the table won big!

YSG (formerly Amber Road) took out the top honours of the night with their unbelievable Budge Over Dover project, which received the awards for Residential Design and Residential Decoration. The project was praised for the synergy between the interior architecture and incorporating existing materials and textures into its styling. These significant wins reward Yasmine Ghoniem’s impressive achievements in the Australian industry.

Exciting newcomers Fowler + Ward took out the Emerging Interior Design Practice accolade, with particular focus on their Bourke Street Apartment. With several successful projects in commercial, retail and residential spaces under its belt, the two-year old practice is certainly one to watch.

Congratulations to all the winners and commended projects in this year’s awards!

You can find more information on the Australian Interior Design Awards 2020 winners, commendations and shortlisted projects across all categories here.

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