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Discover the 2021 Winners of House & Garden's Top 50 Room Competition

Every year, the House & Garden Top 50 Rooms entries demonstrate that the Australian design aesthetic is refined, beautifully executed and inspiring the rest of the world.

This year, we were honored to sponsor the awards and celebrate the magic of thoughtful, innovative and all-round great design.

Room of the Year - Greg Natale

Luxurious lines and delicate colours define the living room in this two-storey Sydney apartment. "The owner wanted a soft, contemporary space filled with fluid lines, in keeping with the curves found elsewhere in the apartment," says Greg Photographer: Anson Smart

Best use of Colour - Eva-Marie Prineas of Studio Prineas

The pale oak floors paired with the vibrancy of the mustard coloured chairs and dual toned curtains make this California bungalow in Sydney a unique piece of design. "The lovely colours in the fire surround drove the tactile, layered sensibility," says Eva-Marie Photographer: Chris Warnes | Stylist: Anna Delprat

Best Kitchen - Lauren Majoney of Studio Trio featuring Smeg Appliances from Winnings

Striking marble and pastel pinks hold great allure for this exquisitely unique winner of the best kitchen. "The homeowners adore New York marble so the whole kitchen was designed around it," says interior designer Lauren." Photographer: Maree Homer | Stylist: Jackie Brown

Best use of Art - Thomas Hamel of Tomas amel & Associate

The life-size print of a 1970s photograph of rock band The Eagles paired with the bright velvet L-shape sofa creates a visceral sensation in this coffee lounge/bar. "The teal wallpaper creates a sensational background for the amazing photograph," says Thomas. Photographer: Anson Smart

Best use of Storage & Joinery - Anna-Carin McNamara of Anna Carin Design Studio

Stunning curved lines and bold artwork make this inner-city terrace a distinct refined space. "There's such elegance and beauty in the colours and shapes Anna-Carin created," says the owner. "It's just fantastic." Photographer: Justin Alexander

Best Bedroom - Susanna Bilardo of Enoki

Walnut joinery paired with warm recessed lighting creates a calm oasis for the busy homeowner. The additional extension of the parents' lounge has provided an all-encompassing place for rejuvenation," says interior designer Susanna. Photographer: Jonathon VDK

Best Indoor Outdoor Connection - Daniel Boddam of Daniel Bodam Studio

A perfect combination of contemporary design and classic heritage architecture is exemplified in Daniel Boddam’s work. "The extension draws on the timeless principles of symmetry and repetition, with generous proportions," Daniel says. It was the perfect answer to the owners' desire to create strong indoor-outdoor connections. Photographer: Pablo Veiga

Best Bathroom - Greg Natale

Opulent materials and dreamy curvature makes this bathroom an ethereal space fit for a luxury hotel room. Designer Greg Natale continued the curved theme to create calm and elegant retreat for the owners. Photographer: Anson Smart


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