Fall in love with these award-winning kitchen design inspirations

Did all that time at home during lockdown get you thinking about a kitchen renovation? Fall in love with these award-winning kitchen design inspirations.

The 2020 Australian Interior Designs Awards provides cutting edge ideas and inspirations for what’s new in kitchen design.

BUDGE OVER DOVER by YSG. Photography Prue Ruscoe

Winner of the Residential Design category, this interior is full of personality. Soothing colours, rounded edges and natural light creates a stylish yet comfortable space.

TAMARAMA HOUSE by Bennett Murada Architects. Photography Brett Boardman Photography

With natural materials such as timber, stone and concrete and a soft palette of aquatic blues and greens the interior of this home compliments the surrounding seascape.

HILL HOUSE by Decus Interiors. Photography Anson Smart

This contemporary kitchen has a sense of elegant warmth thanks to its use of a refined palette, rounded edges and simple styling.

ARMADALE HOUSE by Sanders & King. Photography Sharyn Cairns

The kitchen island is a work of art in the newly restored Victorian mansion.

GREAT OCEAN ROAD RESIDENCE by Rob Mills Architecture & Interiors. Photography Mark Roper

The Great Ocean Road Residence is a coastal home for a growing family. Seamless and sustainable principles combine with luxurious materiality to create a haven and a home.

House tour: Ballast Point House

Ballast Point House answers the call for a home that combines the owner’s respect for family and nature.

Designed for multi-generational living, the Ballast Point House designed by architectural practice Fox Johnston is a light-filled home clustered around gardens and courtyards.

One of the key challenges of the new build was the location, a difficult 260sqm sandstone ridge site. This challenge was overcome through creation of a podium base consisting of a garage and self-contained apartment over which rests the two-storey dwelling.

The clever and stylish design was shortlisted in the New House over 200sqm category for the 2020 House Awards.

Indoor and outdoor spaces blur together making the space feel bigger and creating a private oasis despite the home being closely surrounded by neighbouring properties.

A simple and natural material and colour palette gives the home an organic, relaxed vibe. Materials used include exposed concrete walls and ceiling, plywood joinery, timber windows and recycled bricks.

Environmentally sustainable design principles were implemented including solar panels, rainwater harvesting, greywater ruse, low-E window glazing.

Clean, soothing lines, natural materials and organic shapes feature throughout the home.

The beautiful gardens were created by landscape practice Dangar Barin Smith.

Upstairs has a soft palette with wainscotted walls and faceted ceilings painted a duck egg blue.

Photography Brett Boardman