Are the best kitchens black or white? Are Australian best interior designers decorating living rooms with modern styles or classical Italian furniture? And are bedrooms being decorated with colorful patterns or soft colors? Which are the new trends regarding living room design?
To answer to these questions we have to take a look at the best of Residential Design and Residential Decoration categories for the Australian Interior Design Awards 2015. Let´s take a look room by room and get inspired for this year trends!
Dark or black kitchens are popular, but can be rather sombre if not given a lift with some eye-popping highlights. An acid yellow pendant offsets black cabinetry in the kitchen of this house, which also features a playful layout with an all-in-one breakfast bar, dining area and chill-out bench beside the garden.
The Living Room:
Rustic wooden planks for walls, floors and cabinetry are a feature of this renovated and extended house. In the living room American oak timber floorboards enter via the hallway and wrap around the walls to form extensive cabinetry along one side. Cool polished concrete floors and a central dark red brick fireplace provide contrast, while a soft grey sectional sofa and plush woven floor rugs complement the warmth of so much timber.
The Dining Room:
The pavilions are in turn located in a landscape of varied garden types – formal, rambling, kitchen and courtyard. The design is a fitting homage to the beautiful gardens of the town of Ballarat where it is built. The dining room features a vaulted ceiling lined in red timber giving the room a sense of grandeur.
In the penthouse of The Strand apartments, Melbourne, is a sublime example of the playfulness that is evident in current trends in bathroom design. Delightful Argyle-patterned tiling forms a backdrop to complement a freestanding oval bath and large round wall mirror. Whiting Architects have essentially decorated this apartment in a monotone palette of black, white and grey, but this strict colour code is balanced by the use of sensual textures and delightful patterns throughout, and this is particularly evident in the bathroom.
Shots and blocks of bold colour plus a liberal use of natural materials characterise the interior design of this highly functional inner-city terrace in Melbourne. The bedroom is light and airy and is decorated in an easy style. Soft grey carpet and checked curtains complement the striped bed, while a headboard of timber planks extends out along the width of the wall, cleverly concealing ample storage. A bank of built-in robes lines the opposite wall, affording the sleek room ample space.
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