Refreshingly tangible little number on the Design Industry Awards

The shortlist for this year's Interior Design Awards is out for public perusal.

One of the houses in the Residential Design category particularly caught my eye, partly because of its use of warm, textured materials (which always gives a building a sense of quiet) and partly because it looks like someone actually not only lives here, but looks like they should really enjoy living here. Hey, even the dog looks pretty relaxed by the fire!

See what you think...

The house has been designed by Mac-Interactive Architects (Sydney).

And if you want to see the other contenders,  check out the DIA website.