The winners have been selected for the annual Australian House & Garden Top 50 Rooms edition. It’s the 20th anniversary of the magazine feature and the special edition of House & Garden’s 20th Annual Top 50 Rooms is sponsored by Warwick Fabrics.
This year saw rooms submitted by more than 160 homeowners and designers. From beautifully functional kitchens to ingenious living spaces and dream bedrooms, the rooms reflect the depth of Australia’s design talent and the lifestyle aspirations of Australians.
“We were delighted by the quality and diversity of this year’s rooms,” says Australian House & Garden editor-in-chief Lisa Green. “The lineup of entries was excellent, with style and comfort levels fully explored and every room in the home represented.
“The materials palettes and design ideas we are seeing are ever more sophisticated, driven by the lifestyle expectations of increasingly design-savvy homeowners. We love publishing this annual collectors’ edition. It’s a wonderful record of residential design excellence at this moment in time.”
Alongside Green, the judging panel was tasked with the tough job of sifting through the entries: Australian House & Garden houses/interiors editor Kate Nixon, interior designer and blogger Dana Tomic-Hughes of Yellowtrace, colour expert Lucy Sutherland and Janey Ridge of Warwick Fabrics.
Six states as well as the ACT are represented in the Top 50, with a blind judging process ensuring each room was judged purely on its visual appeal. The judges each assigned their top three rooms in each category, with points tallied to arrive at category winners.
The Top 50 Rooms Awards were announced in Sydney on October 4 at a gala lunch held at Vaucluse House and MC’d by Deborah Hutton, whose new kitchen recently featured on the magazine’s cover. Top 50 Rooms is sponsored by Warwick Fabrics, along with Blum, Victory Curtains & Blinds, Parisi, Porter’s Paints, James Hardie, Maison & Objet Paris and Voyager Estate.
H&G readers can vote for their favourite room. An online vote will determine the People’s Choice Award, with the winning entrant receiving a $3,000 Warwick Fabrics prize package, along with a Mantra Hotels & Resorts stay.
Voting opens when the magazine goes on sale on Monday October 8.