Is the Old Reclaiming the New?
Residential interior design is taking a turn many claim is an inversion of the ‘out with the old, in with the new’ mantra.
While industrialised, built Australia is a fairly ‘new’ place in comparison to built environments around the world, our heritage buildings are abundant. Stunning terrace houses dot major cities with some of our most cherished and iconic residential buildings the result of early 20th century post-mining boom wealth.
Whilethis industry has had its troubles with the maintenance of heritage buildings, especially in Tasmania where the heritage building list is long and the supply of skilled workers short, there is a strong sense of appreciation of our past, however relatively brief it may be.
The recent Australian Interior Design Awards are a testament to the great appreciation that we as an industry are showing toward heritage...