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IDEA Awards 2018

We are excited to announce that we have been awarded the 2018 IDEA Awards Editors Medal.

Awarded for consistently producing a high quality body of work, with excellent design and attention to detail. 

Thank you to Niche Media for this wonderful award, to our dedicated staff, clients, builders and suppliers. 

A true honour. 

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Thornton Residence

A beautiful country home located on the Cathedral Lodge Golf Course in Thornton. 

Interior Architecture: Doherty Design Studio 

Architecture: Detail 9 Architects

Builder: Hedger Constructions 

Photography: Derek Swalwell 

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Beechworth Residence

Refined meets rustic: this contemporary two-level, three-bedroom home in country Victoria was designed and built for a young Melbourne family as their weekender and holiday retreat. The solid granite form of the building is complemented by an atmospheric pitched roof, exposed rafters, and is contrasted with a refined mix of materials and textures. The light-filled interior is restrained and pared back, yet layered. Continuity is achieved through the considered repetition of colours, surfaces and materials. Timber panelling, bespoke joinery, custom-concrete benchtops, terrazzo floors, hand-glazed tiles, ceramic washbasins, tan leather accents and bronze tapware all sit together in quiet harmony. Our clients time living in Japan informed some of the areas including the intimate dining nook, and the selection of finishes.

IDEA Awards 2018 - shortlisted (Best Residential)

32nd Dulux Colour Awards 2018 - shortlisted

Residential Decoration in AIDA Awards 2018 - shortlisted

Photographer: Derek Swalwell

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Elwood Residence

Doherty Design Studio were engaged to transform an old manor in Elwood into a vibrant oasis for a family of five.

IDEA Awards 2018 - shortlisted (Best Residential Decoration)

Photographer: Derek Swalwell

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Kew Residence

Doherty Design Studio were asked to advise on the exterior concept and design the interiors of this new build in Kew. The home connects easily to the garden outside and has been designed to be flexible with spaces for entertaining and areas for the children and parents to retreat.

IDEA Awards 2018 - shortlisted (Best Residential Decoration)

Photography: Derek Swalwell 

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Church Residence

Doherty Design Studio was engaged to breathe new life in this four-level converted 1910 church. The residence forms half of the building and is part of a larger residential complex redeveloped some 20 years ago. The brief centered on creating a modern sophisticated interior with timeless appeal. Integral was good spatial flow and more natural light. The home needed to be more usable and friendly for a family of five. An outdoor bathing experience was high on the owners’ wish list.

The upgrade delivered strikes a balanced approach to creating a new pared back aesthetic while respecting the home’s heritage. Underpinning the look and feel is the concept of restraint and refinement.

IDEA Awards 2018 - shortlisted (Best Residential Decoration)

Photographer: Derek Swalwell 

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Empire

A collaboration between Hayball Architects, PDS Group and Doherty Design Studio, this was a multi-residential project in the heart of Melbourne CBD. Doherty Design Studio were engaged to decorate the common spaces throughout.

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