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Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards 2016 | Coco Republic Events

At last night’s 2016 Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards, Australia’s interior design community came together to celebrate and identify the very best in Australian design talent. The Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards is one of Australia’s most prestigious design accolades. The Awards acknowledge excellence in Australian interior design and decoration and set the benchmark for expertise, creativity and vision in what is a highly competitive and progressive industry.


This year’s Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards were dominated by the outstanding projects of designer Fiona Lynch. Fiona took out the top award in three categories: Best Residential Interior for the Balwyn Residence, Best Bathroom Design for the Hargreaves Residence and Belle Coco Republic Designer of the Year 2016. Fiona is the first female winner of the Designer of the Year award in its six year history.


This year, Belle’s style-director-at-large Steve Cordony transformed Coco Republic’s Alexandria showroom evoking a modern geometric theme with hits of ultramarine blue to the delight over 250 industry and media guests.


The winners in this year’s awards represent an Australian design landscape that is known for its unique, fresh and challenging aesthetic. The rigorous selection process has resulted in a stellar list of winners who have produced impressive and innovative work across residential, commercial and hospitality sectors.


This year’s judging panel included Timothy Oulton, founder and director of Timothy Oulton, publisher and design expert, Karen McCartney, Coco Republic executive directors, Anthony Spon Smith and Jeremy Byrne, Dinosaur Designs creative director, Louise Olsen, Belle editor Tanya Buchanan and Belle’s style director-at-large, Steve Cordony.



The winners of all of the categories are as follows:


Best Residential Interior
Fiona Lynch, Balwyn Residence


Best Commercial Interior
Woods Bagot, Paramount by The Office Space


Best Hospitality Interior
Arent & Pyke, Alex Hotel


Best Residential Kitchen Design
Whiting Architects, O’Grady Kitchen


Best Residential Bathroom Design
Fiona Lynch, Hargreaves Residence


Belle Coco Republic Interior Designer of the Year
Fiona Lynch


Best Residential Interior – Readers’ Choice
Arent & Pyke, Double Bay House

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