• Schulberg Demkiw Architects created a 'warm yet polished atmosphere' in this home, including a bathroom combining slick chrome fixtures with the warmth of a timber floor, slatted in the wet area. Image - Derek Swalwell
  • Smart Design Studio took out the Australian Interior Design Award for Residential Design with a project in which a Sydney home's grand architectural features were celebrated and complemented with modern design. Image - Sharrin Rees
  • MAKE Architecture designed playful spaces for a family home, including a bathroom featuring penny round tiles in sunny yellow. This project was commended by judges in the Australian Interior Design Awards. Image - Peter Bennetts
  • A design by Whiting Architects mixes the formality of a black & white scheme with more playful elements including patterned tiles and a country-inspired barn door. The brief was for a 'holiday house in the city' and the project was commended by judges in the Australian Interior Design Awards. Image - Sharyn Cairns
  • A Queensland home by architect Jesse Bennett makes the most of its bush surrounding with floor to ceiling glass and a shower jutting into the surrounding rainforest. Image - Sean Fennessy
  • A timber door and cabinetry end section works to warm up the dramatic dark tiles in this bathroom by Melbourne, architects Robson Rak. Image - Lisa Cohen
  • BKK Architects focused on flexibility and a richness of materials in this family bathroom featuring geometric tiles in pale blue. Image - Shannon McGrath
  • The judges commended a Melbourne project by studiofour which includes this serene bathroom in pure white. Image - Shannon McGrath
  • A bathroom by Matt Gibson Architecture + Design feels close to nature, with organic colour and textures and an opening to a stacked stone wall. Image - Derek Swalwell

This gallery was your favourite for 2015, so we’re playing it back right at the time when you’re thinking about plans for 2016. Could a bathroom renovation be in your sights, or even a quick refresh?  Whether your taste is for neutrals or splashes of colour, you’ll be inspired by these spaces – all part of projects shortlisted for the Residential Design category in the Australian Interior Design Awards earlier this year.

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