Photography by Sharyn Cairns

Thought I’d share some highlights from the 2019 Australian Interior Design Awards nominees. Shall we? Right! Yes! Good! On we go! First up, Melbourne Yoga Studio Warrior One, designed by Golden. This space is shortlisted for a 2019 AIDA in the Retail Design category. I just really adore this door n’ floor situation we have going on here. Specifically, the sliding door – I’d absolutely do something like this in my own home – dig the whitewashed timber framing with that fluted glass.

Gorgeous hallway. Love how you can clearly see where the original Victorian cottage and the modern extension meet.

Photography Jack Lovel

Modern Extensions to Historic Cottages is my favourite sub-genre of renovations and to be fair, this sub-genre deserves its own annual awards programme. This – the reinvention of a quaint Victorian weatherboard cottage, by design studio Heartly – would be shortlisted. It’s also shortlisted for a 2019 AIDA in the Residential Design category. (P.S: Love the cloud grey pantry.)

Photography Meghan Plowman

Steel windows and doors continue to dominate the design landscape this year, and this home – The Villa, designed by LAHAUS Studio – provides a number of stellar examples of what can be done with them. Like the french doors in the small living room above, with their large factory-style door handles. I love how LAHAUS have employed the industrialism of the steel windows and doors alongside the warmth and texture of other elements (like those gorgeous timber ceilings and the white-painted brick). This home is another nominee for a 2019 AIDA Residential Design award.

Photography Pablo Veiga
; Styling Claire Delmar

Also shortlisted in the same category, is a stunning Darlinghurst terrace house designed by Tom Mark Henry Studio. This bathroom, especially, caught my eye. See more here.

Photography Jenah Piwanski

Woodside Residence by multi-disciplinary design firm Enoki. I’ve shared the mud room from this project before, but it’s worth revisiting:

You’re welcome.

Photography Tom Blachford

Another finalist in my imaginary honours – the Modern Extension to a Historic Home Awards. From the road, this home just looks like any other of the quaint and traditional federation-style cottages on the street. But, thanks to Ritz & Ghougassian, it’s been given the most in. cred. ible. modern-minimalist extension, with interior walls of exposed concrete blocks defining the living spaces.

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