Melbourne's Susi Leeton Architects has won Australian House & Garden's Room of the Year award for their architectural design of an elegant kitchen and dining space in a Victorian-era home renovation in South-east Melbourne.
Leeton beat over other 100 entries from designers and decorators around the country including Jolson Architecture, Brendan Wong Design and Marsh Cashman Koolloos Architects.
Australian House & Garden Editor in Chief Lisa Green described Leeton's entry as “a functional, warm and informal room with a lovely feeling of generosity and space."
The award was announced at Shannon Bennett's new Vue de Monde restaurant in the Rialto Towers, Melbourne, by judging panel Susi Attiwill, Head of Interiors at RMIT; Dana Tomic Hughes of the yellowtrace design blog; Cameron Warwick of Warwick Fabrics; Lucy Sutherland, Managing Consultant of Colourways, and; House & Garden interiors editors.
Trends revealed in this year's Top 50 Rooms collection include a renewed focus on ceilings (a comprehensive range of products were used to decorative effect, from timber to off-form concrete and decorative panelling and even greater integration between indoor and outdoor spaces.
More information on Leeton's architectural design and the other finalists is available from the Novemeber issue of Australian House & Garden and the Infolink website.