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Finalists Announced | Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards 2016 | Coco Republic News
4th April 2016

The Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards are one of the most anticipated events on the Australian design calendar celebrating excellence in Australian interior design and decoration. Now in their sixth year, the awards set the benchmark for expertise, creativity and vision in what is a highly competitive, highly progressive industry.


The 2016 finalists for the Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards represent the highest calibre in interior design, each showcasing a uniquely Australian design aesthetic. 


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


Belle editor Tanya Buchanan says of the finalists: “This year’s exceedingly high standard of entries confirms that the pool of diverse design talent in Australia is very deep. It’s always an exciting time in the Belle office when the entries flood in and we feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to get up close and personal with so much fabulous talent. Discovering the work of new names, who are just starting to make their mark, and seeing established designers evolve and tweak their style over time are highlights for us. We are fortunate to have the support of Coco Republic, our partner in these awards, who are equally passionate about the Australian interior design industry.”


Coco Republic executive director Anthony Spon Smith is impressed with the entries each year saying, “Our local designers raise the bar every year with the calibre of projects put forward. We’ve been a part of the Awards since 2011 and this year was certainly the most challenging to judge with the highest number of entries. It’s exciting to see such a great mix”.


The winners will be announced at the Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards, to be held at Coco Republic in Sydney’s Alexandria on Tuesday, May 10, 2016. All winning interior designers and their respective work will be published in Belle’s June / July issue.



Residential Interior

1)     Balwyn House, Fiona Lynch

2)     Double Bay Residence, Arent & Pyke

3)     Carrical House, Robert Mills Architects & Interior Designers

4)     REL House, Mim Design

5)     Haberfield House, Greg Natale Design


Bathroom Design

1)     Hargeaves Residence, Fiona Lynch

2)     Maple Display Suite, Studio You Me

3)     Willoughby House, Arent & Pyke

4)     Willamstown Residence Powder Room, Fiona Lynch

5)     Wooloowin House, Owen Architecture


Kitchen Design

1)     Fitzroy Loft, Architects EAT

2)     Balwyn Residence, Fiona Lynch

3)     Apartment Finger Wharf, Architects Prineas

4)     Middle Park Residence, Fiona Lynch

5)     O’Grady Kitchen, Whiting A+ I


Hospitality Interior

1)     Alex Hotel, Arent & Pyke

2)     Dinner By Heston Blumenthal, Bates Smart

3)     Tetsujin, Architects EAT

4)     Beresford Tasting Pavilion, Enoki

5)     Smalls Bar, Fiona Lynch


Commercial Interior

1)     Viktoria & Woods, Fiona Lynch

2)     1888 Certified, TomMarkHenry

3)     One Hot Yoga & Pilates, Robert Mills Architects & Interior Designers

4)     Greg Natale Design Studio, Greg Natale Design

5)     Paramount By The Office Space, Woods Bagot


Interior Designer of The Year

1)     Robert Mills, Robert Mills Architects & Interior Designers

2)     Fiona Lynch, Fiona Lynch

3)     Miriam Fanning, Mim Design

4)     Juliette Arent & Sarah–Jane Pyke, Arent & Pyke

5)     Greg Natale, Greg Natale Design

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