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colour in bold tones

Haymes Paint Colour and Concept Manager, Wendy Rennie, has put together her key colour take outs from the 2018 Milan Design Week. Wendy has broken down her findings into three main points; textures, mixed materials, and colour in bold tones. Rennie say’s, “Textures were more prevalent and varied than ever, both in soft and hard accessories, from plush velvet, to woolly, animalistic furnishings. Gloss and matt...

southern modernism

Workstead House | Charleston is the exploration of southern modernism, a design philosophy informed by the distinctive heritage of the American South.  Originally built in 1853 on Charleston’s historic “Bee’s Row,” the grand, three-story home and accompanying carriage house were meticulously restored under the careful direction of Workstead, with every element curated in deference to, and reverence of, past and future,...

Parisian apartment

Paris-based, Peruvian architect Diego Delgado-Ellas newly refurbished Parisian apartment is a fusion of 19th century decorative flourishes and an urban aesthetic of vintage elegance and minimalist functionality. The apartment’s combination of distinctively high ceilings and tall street-facing windows inundate the rooms with daylight which the architect has amplified by the whiteness of walls and ceilings. But rather than white-washing all the surfaces, several wall sections...

the pool house

A lot of design projects start with problem-solving, and this pool house on Long Island’s East End, was no exception. Although building codes in the Hamptons don’t compare to our nanny state codes in Australia, the Hampton’s does specify that a pool house can only contain 200 square feet of interior space. Designed by Robert Young Architects, the interior section is maxing out...

And the winners are… 2018 Belle Coco Republic Awards

It was glamorous affair on Wednesday evening as our industries design elite and innovators celebrated design. A transformed waterfront holiday villa in Sydney’s Palm Beach, a warehouse turned into a library nirvana in the heart of Surry Hills and a contemporary brasserie pairing oceanic influences with modern design are among the honourable winners of the 2018 Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards. Hosted by Belle magazine...

2018 Belle Coco Republic Awards finalists

The Belle Coco Republic Awards are one of the most anticipated events on Australia’s design calendar. The program celebrates the exceptional work of established and emerging architects and interior designers, showcasing the most outstanding design projects across residential, commercial and hospitality sectors. Now in its eight year, the awards commend creativity, expertise and the pursuit of excellence in interior design and decoration. The finalists are chosen...

Dulux Colour Awards 2018 Winners!

Courage and innovation typified the inspired use of colour in the winning projects of the 32nd Dulux Colour Awards, announced at last Thursday night’s Gala event held at the National Gallery of Victoria. This prestigious industry awards program recognises the most creative and considered use of colour in nine project categories! Hats of to Dulux, boasting a record number of entries – more...

Dulux colour awards 2018 part 2

PERCY ST (VIC) BAGNOLI ARCHITECTS Judges’ comments: “Underpinned by an innovative approach to its philosophy and execution, this entry has a beautiful energy and innocence, which captures the essence of what the Dulux Colour Awards mean to us. The exploration of colour is soft and serene, yet commanding, and responds to the architectural form rather than being simply applied to a surface. With...

Dulux Awards 2018 part 3

5 SAM SING STREET (NSW) COLLINS AND TURNER ARCHITECTS AND ENVIRONA STUDIO Judges’ comments: “This project stands out for a number of reasons. It is an example of repetition done well, with the extensive use of colour serving to enhance the architectural form and be distinctive in its context, without becoming a jarring eyesore. The play of light and shadow,...

Dux Richmond Hill

With over 20 years’ experience at the forefront of Australian design, Miriam Fanning has given nuance and life to more than 150 projects. The span of her practice’s work is breathtakingly unique, creating spaces that are ultimately sophisticated, and unmistakably MIM Design. With the completion of Little Projects’ development Dux Richmond Hill, I caught up with Miriam Fanning, Rothe Lowman...