There’s always some seriously gorgeous projects in the Australian Interior Design Awards, and with over 400 entries across the program’s 14 categories, you can be certain the winners don’t disappoint!
The big winner this year was young Melbourne practice SIBLING. The eight-person team was the recipient of the Premier Award for Australian Interior Design and the Award for Emerging Interior Design Practice for their dazzling retail fitout DUST, which also received the Retail Design Award and a Best of State Award (Victoria).
However, we can’t resist having a particular interest in the residential category winners. This year, the Residential Design Award went to Smart Design Studio for their Jersey Rd project. The perfect blend of old and new, the design celebrates the historic Sydney home’s stately characteristics while linking to the new extension through modern elements.
For the Residential Decoration Award, Whiting Architects took home the prize for their Kerferd VIC project. Aiming to be a ‘holiday house in the city,’ the design infuses a relaxed weekender feel into an urban family home. The interior plays on primal themes of comfort and nesting, with texture and warmth foremost.