One of the most anticipated interior design competitions in Australia, the Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards were staged recently with the winners including a beautiful waterfront holiday villa in Sydney’s Palm Beach and a highly original pink onyx and rose gold bathroom. Hosted by Belle magazine and Coco Republic, the competition, in its eight year, spans residential, commercial and hospitality sectors.
“Congratulations to all of our 2018 winners. We are incredibly proud to drive these awards each year and are delighted that the awards are in their eighth year. The entries in 2018 were of the highest calibre and it was an honour to see firsthand the expertise and imagination behind Australia’s most outstanding interiors,” said Belle magazine editor, Tanya Buchanan.
Taking out three awards including the highest accolade of the evening (‘Interior Designer of the Year’) was the founder of Alexander & Co., Jeremy Bull whose work on a commercial space in Dubai and the aforementioned Palm Beach house was recognised.
The ‘Best Bathroom Design’ award went to Decus Interiors for its stunning bathroom project in Woollahra. Combining pink onyx with a dusty rose concrete floor, statement lighting and a custom-designed mirror it’s one of the most original bathrooms I’ve seen.
The ‘Emerging Design Star’ award was given to Felicity Slattery and Sarah Cosentino of Studio Esteta while Juliet Arent and Sarah-Jane Pyke of Arent & Pyke were awarded the ‘Best Work with Colour’ title for their gorgeous use of colour in residential spaces.
The ‘Best Residential Kitchen Design’ award went to Amber Road for its ‘1906’ project.
The full list of winners:
Belle Coco Republic Interior Designer of the Year
Jeremy Bull of Alexander & Co.
Best Residential Interior
Palm Beach House by Alexander & Co.
Best Commercial Interior
Hordern House by Studio Kate (Busatti)
Best Hospitality Interior
Sean Connolly at Dubai Opera by Alexander & Co.
Best Residential Kitchen Design
1906 by Amber Road
Best Bathroom Design
Woollahra House Bathroom Two by Decus Interiors
Emerging Design Star
Felicity Slattery and Sarah Cosentino of Studio Esteta
Best Work with Colour
Juliette Arent and Sarah-Jane Pyke of Arent & Pyke
Best Residential Interior – Readers’ Choice
Hamilton Island House by Greg Natale Design