BELLE Interior Design Awards 2012…

Apollo Restaurant - George Levissianis

“Chateau Marmont light” were the words BELLE’s Managing Editor Tanya Buchanan used to describe the luscious surrounds for the second BELLE Interior Design Awards in Sydney last night.

Interior Design Editor and super-stylist Steve Cordony created a brilliantly evocative space for the evening that upon entry whisked you from a cold night in Alexandria to a cosy night garden party, evoking an air of old Hollywood glamour with ferns, suspended candles, mirrors and dry-stone walls.

Only in its second year, the BELLE Interior Design Awards are already one of the most hotly contested design competitions in Australia reflected by the number of high-profile and talented guests at the venue and shortlisted for awards.

Smart Design - Tusculum Residence

Russell & George - Aesop, Claremont

Finalists across a number of categories included David Hicks, Jonathan Richards and Kirsten Stanisich at SJB Interiors,  Smart Design Studio and many more.

Winners were applauded for their experimentation, pushing of boundaries and evidence of sophisticated design decision making.  The 2012 judging panel was made up of Kelly Hoppen, Jean Wright, Neale Whitaker, Anthony Spon Smith, Margie Attard, Mitchell Oakley-Smith and Steve Cordony.


  • Commercial Interior:

Russell & George for Aesop, Claremont – Perth

  • Hospitality Interior:

George Livissianis for Apollo Restaurant, Potts Point – Sydney

  • Corporate Interior:

Russell & George for Paper Stone Scissors, Windsor – Melbourne

  • Residential Interior:

Smart Design Studio for Tusculum Residence, Potts Point – Sydney

  • Belle Interior Designer of The Year

Iain Halliday from BKH, Sydney & New York.

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SPRUNG!: Greg Natale Design 10th Anniversary

As we mentioned earlier this week, BELLE Interior Designer of The Year: Greg Natale is celebrating a decade of design.  A testament to his widespread respect in the industry, Sydney’s Polo Lounge was filled last night with designers, peers, media and friends to toast Greg’s success.


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Natale Turns Ten…

A heartfelt congratulations to the incomparable Greg Natale who this week celebrates ten years of Greg Natale Design – a decade of award winning, signature works.  Probably the most accomplished ten year old we know!

Since 2011 Greg and team have been completing some of the most iconic Australian interiors across residential, retail and commercial practices that celebrate bold colour, mindblowing geometry and a sophistication that sets his designs apart.

Congratulations Greg, we look forward to many more years of your unique and inspiring work.


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BELLE Interior Design Awards…

BELLE announced their Annual Design Award winners last night to a vast room full of design and media guests.  These prestigious, keenly-contested accolades acknowledge and reward excellence and creativity in the Australian interior design industry.  The winners across each category were:

·        Best residential interior: Matt Gibson for Mary Street Residential, Melbourne.

·        Best commercial interior: BKH for Dinosaur Designs, New York.

·        Best corporate interior: BKH for Financial and Energy Exhange Group, Sydney.

·        Best hospitality interior: Bates Smart for Crown Metropol, Melbourne.

·        Interior Designer of the Year: Greg Natale.

Belle editor-in-chief Neale Whitaker had this to say:

The calibre of entries this year is outstanding. It demonstrates that the quality of Australian interior design is truly world-class, and it’s exciting that through these awards we can celebrate such innovation and talent.

KE-ZU also wishes to extend a heartfelt congratulations to all winners and finalist for their exemplary work.

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