SJB wins at Australian Interior Design Awards

We are proud to announce that A Private Residence won Best Decoration at The Australian Interior Design Awards held last Friday, 9 June. A Private Residence and Redfern Terrace also received commendations in the category for Residential Design.

The Australian Interior Design Awards recognise and celebrate interior design excellence via a credible, industry-based program, which is backed by the Design Institute of Australia, the professional body representing Australian designers.Directors, Jonathan Richards and Kirsten Stanisich received the award on the night and shared their thanks to the project team, their peers, and their clients.

“This was not expected and we’re so thrilled. We were up against stiff competition and we’re so excited by this award,” said Jonathan.

This award comes weeks after Kirsten and Jonathan received Interior Designer of the Year at Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards and the recent announcement of the NSW Australian Institute of Architecture awards shortlist with 12-Micron and Chifley both nominated in the Interior Architecture category.

“We’d like to recognize our incredible team in this achievement, and acknowledge this award is as much theirs as it is ours,” said Kirsten.

This is a spectacular year for Kirsten and Jonathan with a comprehensive range of projects from private residential to commercial, retail and hospitality nominated in this year’s awards and we congratulate them on their achievement.

A Private Residence is a refurbishment of a grand heritage home undertaken for a long-standing client of SJB Interiors. Having worked together on a number of commercial properties, where the design outcomes were driven by commercial requirements, it was very exciting for SJB to create an interior reflecting an emotional response. 

Although grand in scale, the original house is characterised by a simplicity of detail, which SJB’s design has clarified further through minimal palette shifts expressed as large swathes of unbroken colour. Soft and expressive detailing provides a restrained and liveable sense of luxury, while wholly opulent furnishings defy era specific trends. Existing black-butt floors were returned to their former glory, while large Anatolian rugs in rich and muted tones create framed portions that contain dining and lounging areas while flowing seamlessly. 

Bespoke cabinetry plays a pivotal role in the interior with slight Chinoiserie detailing, realised in silk and gold leaf, informing the living room cabinets, while burled maple has been used in the kitchen. In both cases the material’s natural beauty is key to the sumptuous and elegant presence these pieces evoke, while highly contemporary furniture items counter expectation.  Of particular note is the bathroom were tiles, marble and timber are used as textural and sculptural elements to soften junctions and allow the materials a primary role.

View the full project here

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