While there were many eye-catching entries to this year’s prestigious Dulux Colour Awards, one home, in particular, stood out to the expert judging panel.
We do not envy the five industry experts who were tasked with the difficult job of choosing just one entry out of many stunning finalists in the residential interior category of the Dulux Colour Awards 2018.
Miriam Fanning, founder of Mim Design; David Hicks, director of David Hicks; Katelin Butler, editor of Houses magazine; David Flack, founder of Flack Studio; and Murali Bhaskar, design director of Boon Goldsmith Bhaskar Brebner Team Architects, made up the panel of professionals who handed out accolades at a gala event held at the National Gallery of Victoria on May 10.
While there were many stunning entrants to choose from – each one as unique and thought-provoking as the last – one design stood out among the rest as the winner, and thus deserves our congratulations.
Percy St by Bagnoli Architects was recognised by the panel for its unique use of light and colour with Dulux paint, as well as the juxtaposition between old and new in the actual home.
“The original three-bedroom, the one-bathroom Victorian cottage was an important design element to be incorporated into the new home extension; retaining as much of the original design as possible preserved some of the project’s history,” the design’s description reads.
“The design connects the old to the new internally via an interplay of floating built-in furniture versus solid and rich brass and marble detailing.”
Our favourite feature takes shape as two conical skylights. The first, painted yellow, captures the morning sun and casts a warm glow over the main living area. The second boasts a cool blue hue and illuminates the space as the western light makes its way across the sky.
“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,” says judge David Flack.
“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 greys, blacks, and splashes of colour, the interior scheme flows seamlessly to the exterior, demonstrating how the consideration of colour in a design concept can add light and depth to a home.”
Originally published as And the winner of the Dulux Colour Awards 2018 is… by Katie Skelly. Author at realestate.com.au.