The winners of the 2022 Australian Interior Design Awards were announced on Friday night at a gala dinner held at the Sydney Grand Hyatt. Marking its 19th year, Australia’s leading industry-based awards program is delivered through a partnership between the Design Institute of Australia and Architecture Media’s Artichoke Magazine. With the hardships of the last two years felt by all, the joy and beauty expressed in this year’s submissions is a testament to the tenacity and creativity of Australia’s interior design industry.

Premier Award for Interior Design, Residential Design Award and Best of State Residential Design (VIC): Clare Cousins Architects for Stable and Cart House / Photography: Sharyn Cairns 

Offering immense potential and possibility through its authentic, responsive design, Stable and Cart House by Clare Cousins Architects was unanimously awarded this year’s highest accolade, the Premier Award for Interior Design. Labelling Clare Cousins Architects’ Stable and Cart House “sublime in every way”, the jury applauded the practice for its innate understanding of design, delivering a powerful yet pared back home that considers how people live in a space, and offers a house that will age with honesty and grace. According to the jury, “Stable and Cart House is the absolute standout project across all categories by clearly being an exemplary piece of work. What resonates most is the authenticity of the design and the way it has been conceived to be lived in not just looked at.” This stunning home was also awarded the esteemed Residential Design Award and the Best of State Residential Design (VIC).

Residential Decoration Award: Flack Studio for Troye Sivan House / Photography: Anson Smart 


This year’s Residential Decoration Award was presented to Flack Studio for the striking Troye Sivan House, with the jury commending the practice’s respectful acknowledgement of the building’s architectural history. The jury notes Flack Studio captured a “strong sense of the client’s character through a beautiful curation of art, furniture, lighting and objects in a way that doesn’t feel forced or contrived.”
I’ve selected some inspiring images from the award winners across the Residential Design and Decoration categories to share with you…

Residential Design; Commendation and Best of State Awards (NSW): Brad Swartz Architects and Henry Wilson for Laneway Glass House / Photography: Katherine Lu

Best of State Awards for Residential Design (SA): Studio Gram for Rose Park House / Photography: Timothy Kaye

Best of State Award for Residential Design (WA): Iota and Studio Roam for Lewis House / Photography: Jack Lovel

Best of State Award for Residential Design (ACT): SJS Interior Design for Hill Residence / Photography Tom Ferguson 

Best of State Awards for Residential Design (TAS): Tanner Architects for Mays Point / Photography: Adam Gibson


Residential Decoration, Commendation: Arent and Pyke for Legato House / Photography: Anson Smart


Residential Decoration, Commendation: YSG Studio for Soft Serve / Photography: Prue Ruscoe

To see the full list of award recipients and commendations for 2022, take a look here

Images courtesy of the Australian Interior Design Awards. 

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