Revealed: Australia’s Room of the Year 2015
This rather handsome reading room, pictured above, has been awarded Room of the Year 2015 by Australian House & Garden at the annual Top 50 Rooms Awards. The winning room has won its interior designers, Sydney-based Decus Interiors, a trip for two to the Maison & Objet fair in Paris next January.
On the winning room, Lisa Green, Editor-in-Chief of Australian House & Garden said, “The strong architectural statements in this outstanding room are beautifully complemented by details and furnishings that delight and surprise. The result is refined yet relaxed. I want to light the fire and plonk myself on the plush sofa with a good book.”
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The brief to Decus Interiors for this family home could be summarised in two words: ‘informal formality’. The designers said that despite the home’s northern beaches’ location, they “set a clear intention to avoid creating an archetypal ‘Beachy’ home.”
And with a conspicuous absence of white-washed floors, nautical motifs, and shell chandeliers, I think it’s safe to say that they have created the most non-beachy beach house!
However, you can see that the designers have created subtle nods to the home’s location, with pops of rich blue and sand-toned hues.
Working with Luigie Roselli Architects, the interiors designers explain that they developed “a pensive, restrained colour palette layered within a selection of rich, bold materials.”
“Texture is everywhere from the joinery paneling, to the aggregate in the polished concrete flooring, the v-groove paneling to the ceilings, the rich smoked oak timber used in key areas, bronze patinated mesh, the black steel windows and doors and the thick woven linen of the window treatments.”
Congratulations Decus Interiors on a well-deserved win!
Head over to Homes to Love to see the full list of winners at the annual Top 50 Rooms Awards.
Photography by Justin Alexander for Decus Interiors.