Shape is one of the elements of design that most often presents itself in interior trends. The hard and sharp lines of the nineties have all but left our homes, and a new ‘gentle geometry’ is well and truly working its way into Australian interiors.
We loved the ‘softer side’ of many of this year’s Designer Award entries, and share three of our favourite ‘gentle geometry’ designs here.
New South Wales designer, Gavin Hepper CKD Au, added hotel luxe and harmony to this ensuite renovation with a stunning suite of natural finishes and a thoughtful repetition of curves. Gently carved marble basins sit atop a beautifully detailed cabinet; rounded profiles soften the corners of the otherwise masculine unit, and are mimicked in the mirrored cabinets above, while matt black oval vanity handles add a finishing touch. The addition of smoked glass shower screens and black tapware and accessories ensure that every angle of this stunning bathroom is easy on the eye.
When Patricia La Torre’s client shared his love of Art Deco during their briefing, she knew they’d make a great team! The KBDi Certified Kitchen Designer had been collecting and sourcing Art Deco items for many years, and her passion for this style was reignited in this Footscray revamp.
Patricia played with a range of vibrant colours and decadent detailing in the fit-out, but it’s the flourishing curves that take centre stage with a theatrical nod to the Art Deco era. From the leather-finished stone oval benchtop perched upon bright chrome curved legs to the gently curving shelving detail, cylindrical rangehood and glamourous circular pendants, Patricia has cleverly used curves to great effect.
Queensland designer, Darren James CKD Au, had great bones to work with in this architecturally-designed abode: the clients loved the existing curved walls, vaulted ceilings and timber detailing of their newly purchased home, but they were less enamoured with the uninspired kitchen and its 1990s vibe. Darren re-worked the architectural details with style, opening up the kitchen with a warm and contemporary design. The gently curving wall was clad in a stunning Japanese textured tile which proved a perfect backdrop for a monochromatic colour scheme. A beautiful American Oak solid timber top draws attention for all the right reasons; with a Black Japan stain and beautifully detailed edge profile, the curvaceous table takes pride of place in this lovely home.