Interior of the Year 2023: The finalists revealed

With an unprecedented number of entries received for the 2023 HOME Interior of the Year Awards, we reveal the highly coveted list of finalists. 

Across five categories, Kitchen, Living, Bathroom, Colour, and Emerging Designer, these projects display a rich palette of spatial and material innovation, and bold, considered design solutions that speak to the incredible depth of talent that exists in our local interior architecture and design sector. 

We’d love to hear your thoughts

Have a look at the finalists and vote below for the project you think should receive the 2023 HOME Interior of the Year Readers’ Choice Award. The winner will be announced at an exclusive awards evening in Auckland in late September.

Kitchen of the Year

Mangawhai Kitchen by Dorrington Atcheson Architects in collaboration with Charlotte Johnson and Niche Design

Speargrass House Kitchen by Arent & Pyke

Harmonizing Elegance by Aurora Australis Interiors

Mt Eden Home Kitchen by Atelier Aitken 

MDA Mountain Retreat by Matt Deeb Architecture

Acacia Bay Gables Kitchen by Fraser Cameron Architects 

Telford by Sticks+Stones Design

The Resene Colour Award

Presented by Resene

Tent House by Strachan Group Architects

Speargrass House by Arent & Pyke

Mid-Century Home by D for Design

Living Space of the Year

Presented by Dawson & Co.

Geode House by Sartoria

Karaka Pool House by Trinity Interior Design

Speargrass House by Arent & Pyke

Bathroom of the Year

Presented by Plumbline

Prospect Terrace Bathroom by

Mangawhai Bathroom by Dorrington Atchseon Architects in collaboration with Charlotte Johnson

Woodland Dance by Rogan Nash Architects

Pavilion House Bathroom by Bespoke Interior Design

Breamtail Treehouse by Atelier Aitken

Oliver Retreat by Sticks+Stones Design

Emerging Designer of the Year

Presented by HOME

Emma Hoyle Interiors

Dowel Project by Fieldcraft

Flexi House by Andre Heller & Ricky Frost

Cantilever House by The Other Half Design

Vote for the project you believe should win the 2023 Readers’ Choice Interior of the Year Award below.

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