It’s my favourite time of the year again – when the count down to celebrating Australia’s most adventurous, stylish and unforgettable interior designers begins.
After a grueling entry and judging process, the Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards, now in their fourth year, have announced the finalists from the categories of Residential Design, Hospitality Design, Commercial Design, Corporate Design and of course, the coveted Interior Designer of the Year.
As always, the judging criteria included remarkable innovation in design, quality of execution and fulfillment of the client brief. The judging panel this year included Coco Republic Coco Republic Executive director Anthony Spon-Smith, Belle Editor-in-chief Neale Whitaker and interior designer and blogger Dana Tomic-Hughes. The awards’ international judge is celebrated New York-based designer and retailer Jonathan Adler.
To watch a video of the judging process, click here.
Looking over the finalists in this month’s May Issue of Belle Magazine I’ve seen some incredibly impressive work from both familiar faces and from a couple of new kids on the block. It’s always inspiring to see our favourite Australian designers continuing to push the standards higher and higher while also discovering new talent making waves in the industry.
Explore some of the finalists work below, and feel free to leave comments in the section underneath. I’d love to hear what everyone loves the most!
MEET THE FINALISTS
CROYDON HOUSE, Greg Natale Design
EAST BRISBANE GUEST HOUSE, Greg Natale Design
THE AVENUE, Arent & Pyke
ARTHOUSE, Sarah Davison Interior Design
FLINDERS HOUSE, Susi Leeton
WATSONS BAY HOTEL, Alexander & Co
YELLOW, Pascale Gomes-McNabb
ONE HOT YOGA, Robert Mills
JAC + JACK STRAND ARCADE, George Livissianis
SNEAKERBOY, March Studio
FARAGE HQ, Greg Natale Design
LITTLE GROUP OFFICE, Mim Design
ESCALA PARTNERS, Molecule
INTERIOR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
GREG NATALE, Greg Natale Design
ANDREW PARR AND JONATHAN RICHARDS, SJB Interiors
SARAH DAVISON, Sarah Davison Interior Design
JULIETTE ARENT AND SARAH-JANE PYKE, Arent & Pyke
PASCALE GOMES-MCNABB, Pascale Gomes-McNabb
The winners will be announced on May 14 at a champagne reception held at Coco Republic’s Alexandria, Sydney, showroom and will each receive a prize package including a $1,000 Coco Republic voucher. All winning interior designers and their respective work will be published in Belle’s June/July 2014 issue, on sale May 19