What I’ve gained from being a judge
Being a judge for interior design you not only judge others’ work, you also learn and get inspiration from the creativity of others. You see how other people approach their design process and you wrap your mind around someone else’s thinking. What a great opportunity I’ve was given by the Hills Shire Council when they asked me to judge their annual Hills Building and Design Awards.
Residential interior design oozes sophistication
Here I was spoiled with choices in the category Residential Interior Design with five building companies in the runner up for the coveted award. I selected Buildcraft Constructions as they meet both aesthetics and functionality in perfect unison. What wowed me was that their house grows with your family needs accommodating the fact that adult children live longer at home with mum and dad.
Additional retreat for grown ups
While the home centres around adult living in the open plan area on the ground floor, an additional retreat and study nook on the first floor come in handy for separate family activities under one roof. If you have grown-ups living in your home, you might also like the larger double bedrooms all coming with the ability to create an ensuite for everyone’s bathroom privacy.
Flexible design for changing family needs
The ability to position furniture in various configurations supports the idea of a home with maximum flexibility for ever changing family requirements. The built-in bar can be converted into a study or library if the client prefers a gripping book on their lap rather than a cold drink in their hands.
If you’re in the area, have a look at Buildcraft Construction’s display home in Kellyville, 46 Bruhn Circuit, Kellyville NSW 2153 and leave me a comment below on what you think.
Shop design with nod to history
Turning the focus to commercial interior design, I had the pleasure to judge six amazing finalists in the category Retail Shop Fitout. Put your hands together for the winner Glenorie Bakery! I was so impressed with their brilliant use of historical materials seamlessly integrated with technology, which ensures a customer experience of the feel of days gone by but with the comforts of the 21st Century. This design understands the importance of the physical environment and its impact on people resulting in an ambience that was cocooning and relayed the passion of the owner.
Stop by the bakery to see their interiors
When you have the time, make sure you stop by at 930 Old Northern Road in Glenorie to spoil yourself with a beautiful breakfast or a lavish lunch. Feel the owner Rob Pirina’s passion for interiors when you are surrounded by this cocooning space with all the technology and comfort of the 21st century.