Australia’s up-and-coming and established design aficionados shared the limelight at the Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards. 2018
28 AT THE EIGHTH ANNUAL BELLE COCO REPUBLIC Interior Design Awards Sydney-based interior design firm Alexander & Co. scooped the pool with a trio of wins for their work on Palm Beach House and restaurant Sean Connolly at Dubai Opera. To top off a fabulous night the biggest accolade of the evening, Belle Coco Republic Interior Designer of the Year, was also taken out by founder of Alexander &Co. Jeremy Bull. Kate Nixon’s interior design studio, Studio Kate (Busatti) won the award for Best Commercial Interior for their work on bookstore Hordern House. Claiming the prize for best bathroom design was Woollahra House Bathroom Two by Decus. The recipients of the Emerging Design Star Award were Felicity Slattery and Sarah Cosentino of Studio Esteta. Last year’s Emerging Design Star winner Amber Road won Best Residential Kitchen Design for their project 1906. The award for Best Work with Colour went to the team at Arent & Pyke. And the Best Residential Interior – Readers’ Choice was awarded to Greg Natale Design for Hamilton Island House. The design crowd enjoyed a glam evening with tasty morsels from Plated, Regal Rogue cocktails dispensed from a Zip tap and Preece wines.