Always anticipated, Australian House & Garden’s 2021 Top 50 Room Awards have just been unveiled revealing some of Australia’s best residential architecture and interiors of the year. An annual event, the award celebrates the breadth and creativity found in the Australian residential interiors scene today.
The prestigious ‘Room of the Year’ award went to Sydney architect Jeremy Bull of Alexander & Co. for his glorious kitchen design that features a monolithic cast-concrete island in pale pink which can double as a colossal dining table.
The room features compartmentalised work areas that could be mistaken for shelving units in a living room, but form functional cooking zones. The kitchen features a Calacatta Viola splashback as well as American Oak joinery that conceals an integrated fridge and pantry. Unsurprisingly, the project won the ‘Best Kitchen’ award too.
“I am deeply grateful to be able to receive this award on behalf of our team and of course I am also so proud of the work we have done. We intended for this house and all its spaces to inspire both our team and clientele to think beyond the traditional. More so, after another year of lockdowns perhaps even to challenge the conceptions we may have about how our homes can be used at large,” says Jeremy.
This year saw more than 200 rooms submitted across eight categories and Interiors Addict favourite Greg Natale took out the ‘Best Bedroom’ award for his beautiful project that features the stunning Gucci Heron print wallpaper in green.
Other celebrated beauties including a clifftop bathroom, a cohesive indoor/outdoor living space, contemporary living room, luxurious outdoor retreat, lovely yet functional laundry and a glowing living room with surprising use of colour.
Australian House & Garden’s Top 50 Rooms Awards winners include:
Room of the Year: Jeremy Bull, Alexander & Co
Best Kitchen: Jeremy Bull, Alexander & Co
Best Bathroom: Rob Mills, Rob Mills Architecture & Interiors
Best Laundry: Lauren Mahoney, Studio Trio
Best Indoor-Outdoor Connection: Petra Pantano, Studio Petra & Ben Robertson, Tecture
Best Bedroom: Greg Natale, Greg Natale Design
Best Outdoor Room: Darin Bradbury, Mint Pool and Landscape Design & Mike Cannington, MIL construction.
Best use of soft furnishings: Kate McCluskey, McCluskey Studio & Matt Hainsworth, Cera Stribley
Best use of colour: Brooke Aitken, Brooke Aitken Design
You can check out all the rooms and the full list of winners in the January issue of Australian House & Garden, on sale today (Monday 20 December).