Blum Australia has announced the winner of the 2016 Australian House & Garden‘s Top 50 Rooms awards for ‘Best use of material’ and ‘Room of the Year’.

Celebrating Australia’s best residential interiors for the second year running, Blum was part of the judging panel for the award category of ‘Best use of material’.

The annual Top 50 Rooms special by Australian House & Garden represents a handpicked selection of new homes designed by some of Australia's best architects and interior designers.

Australian House & Garden’s Top 50 Rooms award winners for 2016 include first time entrant Sydney interior design studio Lawless and Meyerson, which won the award for ‘Room of the Year’ as well as the ‘Best use of material’ award, which was proudly sponsored by Blum.

Lawless and Meyerson’s winning entry beautifully paired concrete and timber surfaces to achieve a remarkably warm result in the family room of a home in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs. Joanne Lawless explained that her design concept was inspired by the finishes often seen in Belgian homes, “which typically draw from a limited palette of natural materials”.

Commenting on the 2016 ‘Room of the Year’ winner, Lisa Green, the editor of Australian House & Garden described the room by Joanne Lawless as a serene family room that combined the raw materials of concrete and timber with soft furnishings in linen, wool and silk. She added that the room was architecturally striking, with the earthy palette being sophisticated yet practical.

Winners were announced at an awards lunch held at Sydney’s Dolphin Hotel, with the ‘Room of the Year’ award winner earning a trip for two to Maison & Objet trade fair in Paris.

Blum would like to congratulate Lawless and Meyerson and all the award winners of the 2016 Australian House & Garden’s Top 50 Rooms.

Image: Award winning design by Lawless and Meyerson