Home design lovers have been voting for their favourite rooms, stylish features and renovations and the results are in.
The Best of Houzz people’s choice awards highlights some of the most popular designs within the community of home renovation, building and design professionals and has revealed what Australia is loving in 2022.
Below Houzz.com.au editor Vanessa Walker has showcased the top 10 most popular Best of Houzz design winners including an chic wine cabinet, a geometric poolside cabana, and a luxurious bedroom with a stunning window seat.
Houzz editor, Vanessa Walker, lists the Australia’s most loved home designs from the winners of the Best of Houzz 2022 awards including this luxurious bathroom
This stunning home in Leichhardt, Sydney, features a spectacularly stylish bathroom with a luxurious bathtub.
‘Adopting a monochromatic palette, the detailing in the porcelain chevron wall tiles, the mosaic floor tiles and vanity, through to the repeated rose gold fixtures, makes this winning bathroom appear sophisticated and lavish,’ Ms Walker said.
Houzz reports spending on bathroom renovations has risen in the past year with more Australians opting for features that ooze luxury.
Floor to ceiling bi-folding glass doors brings the outdoors inside in this zen Gold Coast home Ms Walker said evokes the easy, carefree feeling of being by the coast
Indoor-outdoor living room
Floor to ceiling bi-folding glass doors brings the outdoors inside in this zen coastal Gold Coast home.
‘This winning living room design evokes the easy, carefree feeling of being by the coast,’ Ms Walker said.
‘The vinyl plank flooring seamlessly connects the open-plan living areas internally, while the sliding recess doors allow the room to extend onto the ‘indoor-outdoor deck’, a popular addition we’re seeing increased searches for, and one that reinforces the sense of cohesion between the areas.’
The incredible bay window in this Hamptons-style bedroom opens up to let fresh air and light stream in and has a built in bench below
Indulgent main bedroom
Interior designers took notes from the timeless and popular Hamptons-style trend.
‘It’s a modern take on the traditional style, with a muted combination of serene neutrals, cool whites and lighter blue-based greys which appear in harmony in the soft and textured choices of cushions and throws in this main bedroom,’ Ms Walker said.
The bay window opens up to let fresh air and light stream in and has a built in bench below.
‘They are a feature used to maximise the light entering the room, while also serving as a retreat to enjoy and wonder,’ explained Ms Walker.
More and more Aussies are bringing the bar to their home in the form of luxe stylish wine cabinets and drink stations like this magnificent bar cupboard with black timber veneer, a marble worktop and splashback with brass glass hangers
Stylish wine cabinet
With Covid and lockdowns keeping everyone from enjoying a drink at their favourite haunt, more designers are bringing the bar to their homes in the form of luxe wine cabinets.
This magnificent bar cabinet is every wine lovers dream with angled shelves glass racks and a glass door fridge.
‘Incorporating black timber veneer, a marble worktop and splashback with brass glass hangers is a combination worth celebrating,’ Ms Walker said.
‘In this craftmanship, we also see an attractive nod to curves, a trend designers and architects on Houzz say homeowners are requesting more and more for their home fixtures.’
Ms Walker said the spacious marble island adjoined with a timber breakfast bench creates a multifunctional space that serves to cook, provide an entertaining as well as work space
Open kitchens are all the rage with homeowners and this stunning space embraces the trend.
‘A spacious marble island adjoined with a timber breakfast bench creates a multifunctional space that serves to cook, provide an entertaining as well as work space,’ Ms Walker said.
‘Plus what’s not to love about a kitchen that takes advantage of its beachside location with endless views to the horizon?’
Ms Walker said backyards are another area where homeowners are exploring hotel resort-style potential and this stunning poolside cabana makes this outdoor space feel like an everyday escape
This poolside cabana house will make visitors feel like they’ve stepped off the plane into a luxury resort.
‘Backyards are another area where homeowners are exploring hotel resort-style potential,’ Ms Walker noted.
‘The white cabana and sun loungers beside the emerald-jade hues make this outdoor space feel like an everyday escape.’
This moody powder room with contrasting wood, tile and concrete textures is very on-trend
Powder room masterpiece
Ms Walker said she has noticed a growing number of dark inspired spaces cropping up homes across Australia.
This moody powder room with wood, tile and concrete textures is very on-trend.
‘Some may consider a contrast of materials to be the primary aesthetic, however it’s the VJ panelling, gently veined vanity and grainy timber that we consider a masterpiece that ties the look together exceedingly well,’ Ms Walker said.
This Victorian veranda sticks to tradition and is nothing short of charming and clear according to Ms Walker
Renowned Perth architect, Suzanne Hunt, preserves this home’s Victorian charm with the decked traditional veranda.
‘This Victorian veranda sticks to tradition, standing tall with its period trimmings, and a garden bed of ‘yuccas’, which is one of the most sought-after plant varieties on Houzz, with searches up by 1651 per cent more than the previous year,’ Ms Walker said.
‘It’s a scene that’s nothing short of charming and clear.’
After Covid lockdowns, thousands of Aussies now working from home meaning stylish and functional office spaces are a priority for homeowners
Space-saving home office
This striking contemporary home office space stands out with its colourful geometric wallpaper and makes sure every inch of space is used to its full potential with built in desk and shelving.
‘Working from home has become the new norm for many Australians, and while not everyone has the space to create a dedicated home office, when enlisting the right professional to help, designs such as this one on Houzz illustrate what’s possible, even in the tightest of spots,’ Ms Walker said.
‘It’s hard to not be drawn by the depth and dance of the wallpaper’s colours, which is paired wonderfully with the custom built-in desk and shelves that keep their profile to a minimum.’
Ms Walker said over recent years Houzz have seen the laundry, once a purely utilitarian space, transformed with flair
Crisp laundry space
‘Over recent years we’ve seen the laundry, once a purely utilitarian space, transformed with flair,’ Ms Walker noted.
Studio Black Interiors created a laundry room in a Canberra home that would make doing the washing less of a chore with a marble-look chevron tiled splash back for added luxury.
‘The white joinery pairs delightfully with the concrete benchtop, matt black tapware, and reclaimed-timber shelving,’ the Houzz editor said.
‘Topping it off, the natural light filtering through the glass door makes the space feel bright and open.’