This week has certainly been a busy (but exciting) one, and one that we have officially named the week of awards!
At the start of the week we found out we had become finalists for this years KBDi Kitchen and Bathroom Design Awards, with all 5 of our projects making it in across 4 different categories. It was so amazing to see so many new entrants this year and we are super excited for another big year in the varying awards categories.
So whilst things have been busy on a local front, further across the Tasman the judging for the NKBA EiD Awards has also been taking place. This year Darren was asked to be a part of the judging panel for the awards, so needless to say it’s been a hectic couple of months and a lot of late nights. But this Wednesday saw out the final full day of judging, where Darren met with the rest of the judging panel (via zoom of course) to finalise the winning projects. It was a massive day, but it’s been such a great opportunity to get an insight into the the current design and details of NZ interiors and architecture! There is some serious talent! It was also the first time ever they have had an international judge on the panel, and although he couldn’t join them over in New Zealand, he felt incredibly humbled to be a part of it this year.
Then finally today, just to top things off (it is Fri-Yay after all), the TIDA 2020 Bathroom Award finalists were announced and our recent Chapel Hill master suite is in the running – woohoo!! You can see all the finalist for this one via the Trends website.
Anyway, enough chitter-chatter from us, lets get to our stunning projects that have been shortlisted for this years KBDi Kitchen and Bathroom Design Awards. Best of luck to all the finalists!
QLD Small Bathrooms – Our Varsity Lakes Powder Room
Tucked in a small narrow area of the home, the design of the new powder room maximized the existing layout and water points whilst breathing a new life into it through the material and finishes choices. Tiled floor to ceiling, the new design created a much more moody aesthetic with its floating stone vanity, porcelain pendant lights and curved splash back feature.
QLD Large Bathrooms + Master Suites – Our Varsity Lakes Master Suite
The new master suite truly is a tranquil space for the clients to get lost in. We created a beautiful, retreat like ensuite for the clients with a raised shower and bath wet area and adjacent double vanity. We eliminated the heavy built in bath and shower walls, and replaced it with a large walk in shower and freestanding bath with a floor mount mixer and hand shower. The white Japanese mosaic tiles in combination with the walnut framed arched mirrors and joinery created warmth while the brass wall sconce added to the luxurious details of this hotel like retreat.
QLD Design Space – Our Brisbane City Entertainment Unit
A custom solid timber fluted detail was designed to complement a similar detail in the common areas of the building bringing continuality to the public and private spaces within the residence. This feature follows the curve of the existing wall and was stained in black japan to complement the existing furniture. The curved marble plinth was designed to stop short of the timber above and brings an asymmetrical element to the design. Champaign metallic 2Pac detail provides both relief from the heavier elements and frames the joinery beautifully. The TV all but disappears, being recessed into the dark joinery taking away the dominate effect it once had on the white walls.
QLD Certified Designer of the Year – Our Ascot Kitchen
In this statement kitchen bespoke black japan stained oak custom timber doors were designed throughout the space including both recessed and projecting panels. Additionally herringbone detailing was designed for the tall joinery. To contrast the moody palette brass detailing was introduced throughout the new design with a rail detail on the island bench as well as brass internal shelving and inlay to highlight the timber. An international feel was introduced with the use of ceiling mounted sconces from New York design duo Apparatus studio.
All the elements of the design combine to give this traditional home a modern and glamorous edge and a kitchen that is both functional and luxurious, suitable for both the needs of everyday use and to meet the demands of catered events and parties.
QLD Certified Designer of the Year – Our Chapel Hill Ensuite
This master ensuite boasts a rich moody pallette, creating a luxurious retreat like atmosphere for the clients in this lush Chapel Hill property. With an exquisite level of detail and high quality finish throughout, this bathroom truly is luxury like no other. The combination of the black japan timber joinery with the rounded portsea grey limestone benchtops creates a seamless set of custom vanities. The curved forms in the space create a contrast against the linear elements of the design, such as the mirror cabinets, custom glass shelving and wall tile split.