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Australian Interior Design Awards Reveals 2017 Shortlist

More than 100 stunning interior designs have been selected from a record number of 525 entries.

Remember when your mum told you it's what's on the inside that counts? At the Australian Interior Design Awards, that's definitely the case. Now in its 14th year, the country's premier interior design gongs reward excellence in hospitality, installation, residential, workplace, retail and public design as well as residential decoration — and they've just revealed their 2017 shortlist.

A word of warning for those who like their interiors swish, plush, luxurious and stylish all round: you're going to want to live in or visit all of the places vying for this year's awards. Thankfully, with plenty of bars and restaurants in the running — 116 tried their hand, and 41 have made it through to this stage — the latter is definitely possible.

In Sydney, the likes of Ume Burger, Handpicked Wines, The Dolphin HotelBar Brosé, and both Fred's and Charlie Parker's are vying for glory. Well, a shiny prize and plenty of recognition to go with their shiny interiors, that is. Melbourne's Crux & Co, The Penny Drop and Higher Ground are in the running, while the Gold Coast's The Star and The Kitchens at Robina Town Centre also made the cut.

Overall, a record number of 525 entries were received across all categories for the 2017 awards, with more than 100 designs filling out the hefty selection. The winners will be announced on June 9 at a ceremony in Melbourne. For the full rundown, head to the Australian Interior Design Awards website — and then start thinking about heading to some of the hospitality spots on the list.

Published on April 01, 2017 by Sarah Ward

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