2020 DDA: Details

2020 Design Awards: Details – The beauty is in the millwork, flooring, lighting, and more in these quality designs
DDA 2020 - Details
It’s all about organized living in this space, which won first place in the Custom Cabinet Installation category. // Photograph by Martin Vecchio

Millwork

2020 Detroit Design Awards - Millwork - 1st Place
VanBrouck & Associates, with Oliver Max Inc. – Photograph by Beth Singer

 1st Place – VanBrouck & Associates, with Oliver Max Inc.

The spacious, airy entry hall of this residence is graciously welcoming, with impeccably tailored, paneled millwork and a deeply-coffered ceiling. The continuity of the millwork detailing creates a cohesive flow through the spaces and provides a strong architectural framework for the rooms. Delicate glass windowpanes, inset into the panel millwork that symmetrically frames the entry from the foyer to the dining room, creates a visual openness. Hand-scraped hickory floors and solid-core interior doors, cased with white-glazed millwork, are featured throughout.

2020 Detroit Design Awards - Millwork - 2nd Place
Heller & Associates, with Serba Interiors – Photograph by Mike Kline

 2nd Place – Heller & Associates with Serba Interiors

20202 Detroit Design Awards - Millwork - 3rd Place
Meg Corley Premier Interiors, with PRM Custom Builders – Photograph by Beth Singer

 3rd Place – Meg Corley Premier Interiors, with PRM Custom Builders

Judges Insights:
The millwork details by (VanBrouck & Associates, with Oliver Max Inc.) were well executed, with tasteful design. Great job!
— Judge Anthony Michael


Stair and Railing

2020 Detroit Design Awards - Stair and Railing - 1st Place
Moceri Homes – Photograph by Michigan Real Estate Photography

 1st Place – Moceri Homes

The homeowners knew they wanted floating stairs in their new home before they knew anything else. These floating stairs were constructed with wood treads, and glass and stainless steel railings. The stairs gently serpentine, making them easy to maneuver and giving them an air of elegance. They’re a perfect example of form and function complementing one another.

2020 Detroit Design Awards - Stair and Railing - 2nd Place
Young & Young Interiors, with Superb Custom Homes – Photograph by James Haefner

 2nd Place – Young & Young Interiors, with Superb Custom Homes

2020 Detroit Design Awards - Stair and Railing - 3rd Place
Marianne Jones, LLC, with Beaver Stair Company – Photograph by Beth Singer

 3rd Place – Marianne Jones, LLC, with Beaver Stair Company


Decorative Glass and Mirror

2020 Detroit Design Awards - Decorative Glass and Mirror - 1st Place
DesRosiers Architects, with Custom Homes by Derocher – Photograph by James Haefner

 1st Place – DesRosiers Architects with Custom Homes by Derocher

The exquisite foyer has quarter-inch-thick clear, magnificent glass, which allows the natural light from the skylight above to penetrate to the lowest level of this stunning home.

2020 Detroit Design Awards - Decorative Glass and Mirror - 2nd Place
Design Milieu, with Smith Shop – Photograph by Meadows & Co.

2nd Place – Design Milieu, with Smith Shop

2020 Detroit Design Awards - Decorative Glass and Mirror - 3rd Place
Cottage Company Interiors, with Cottage Company of Harbor Springs – Photograph by Beth Singer

3rd Place – Cottage Company Interiors, with Cottage Company of Harbor Springs


Flooring/Rugs

2020 Detroit Design Awards - Flooring/Rugs - 1st Place
Yarema – Photograph by Andrew Zecchini

1st Place – Yarema

This entryway and an additional 3,000 square feet of patterned walnut flooring were sourced from a family farm. With a beautiful, historic appeal, the entryway sets the mood for the entire home.

2020 Detroit Design Awards - Flooring/Rugs - 2nd Place
Design Milieu – Photograph by Meadows & Co.

2nd Place – Design Milieu, with First Choice Building and Maintenance, LLC

2020 Detroit Design Awards - Flooring/Rugs - 3rd Place
Ellwood Interiors – Photograph by Beth Singer

3rd Place – Ellwood Interiors


Interior Use of Stone

2020 Detroit Design Awards - Interior Use of Stone - 1st Place
MB Wilson Interior Design – Photograph by Jessica Gaderick

1st Place – MB Wilson Interior Design

In this kitchen remodel, the homeowners knew they wanted a full-height marble backsplash. Nine slabs were found from the same lot, then the designer photographed each slab and arranged them to be sure the grain of each slab flowed smoothly to the next. The counters, backsplash, and marble shelves were all formed out of the same slabs. The construction and the attachment of the floating marble shelves was an engineering marvel the fabricator isn’t looking forward to ever repeating!

2020 Detroit Design Awards - Interior Use of Stone - 2nd Place
VanBrouck | Luxe Homes, with Oliver Max Inc. – Photograph by Beth Singer

2nd Place – VanBrouck | Luxe Homes, with Oliver Max Inc.

2020 Detroit Design Awards - Interior Use of Stone - 3rd Place
Carrie Long Interiors – Photograph by Carlson Productions

3rd Place – Carrie Long Interiors

Judges Insights:
The use of marble in this kitchen (by MB Wilson Interior Design)
is spectacular — just breathtaking!
— Judge Barrie Spang


Interior Use of Tile

2020 Detroit Design Awards - Interior Use of Tile - 1st Place
Kathleen McGovern Studio of Interior Design – Photograph by Jeff Garland

1st Place – Kathleen McGovern Studio of Interior Design

Tile brings harmony to the spaces on the main floor of this new home. In the “parlor,” a Pewabic fireplace surround and hearth features a blend of blues in different formats. The next space is the kitchen, and the herringbone pattern of the bold blue tile creates a rich visual effect. With only a pair of glass doors separating the back entry from the dining area and kitchen, the same palette with equally strong geometry gives cohesiveness to the overall design.

2020 Detroit Design Awards - Interior Use of Tile - 2nd Place
Patrick Thompson Design – Photograph by John D’Angelo

2nd Place – Patrick Thompson Design

2020 Detroit Design Awards - Interior Use of Tile - 2nd Place
Pewabic – Photograph by James Haefner

3rd Place – Pewabic


Interior/Exterior Lighting

2020 Detroit Design Awards - Interior/Exterior Lighting - 1st Place
VanBrouck | Luxe Homes, with Oliver Max Inc. – Photograph by Beth Singer

1st Place – VanBrouck | Luxe Homes, with Oliver Max Inc.

The lighting plan for this chic lakehouse integrates an extensive Control4 Smart Home automation system with lighting selections and fabrications that are works of art. An exquisite “collection” of chandeliers is thoughtfully curated throughout the spaces, while unique fabrications with lighting create drama and interest.

2020 Detroit Design Awards - Interior/Exterior Lighting - 2ndPlace
VanBrouck | Luxe Homes, with Oliver Max Inc. – Photograph by Beth Singer

2nd Place – VanBrouck | Luxe Homes, with Oliver Max Inc.

2020 Detroit Design Awards - Interior/Exterior Lighting - 3rd Place
Heller & Associates, with Marilynn Silberman/Studio Loft, LLC – Photograph by Mike Kline

3rd Place – Heller & Associates, with Marilynn Silberman/Studio Loft, LLC

Judge’s Insights:
I love all of the lighting in this home (at left), but especially favor the beautiful Michael Aram pendants over the kitchen island.
— Judge Barrie Spang


Fireplace

2020 Detroit Design Awards - Fireplace - 1st Place
AZD Associates, with New Era Construction Inc. – Photograph by Mir Rafay

1st Place – AZD Associates, with New Era Construction Inc.

The fireplace is the focal point in this living room and foyer. It consists of a 6-foot-long burning flame behind black glass; the glass was extended to give it a linear appearance. Around the firebox is a floating drywall surround that extends up the wall and across the ceiling, and becomes the ceiling feature. A white onyx hearth ties in at the bottom of the fire feature. This floating fireplace and surround are integral parts of the room and its décor.

2020 Detroit Design Awards - Fireplace - 2nd Place
Young & Young Interiors, with Young & Young Architects – Photograph by Kevin Meechan

2nd Place – Young & Young Interiors, with Young & Young Architects

2020 Detroit Design Awards - Fireplace - 3rd Place
Moceri Homes – Photograph by Michigan Real Estate Photography

3rd Place – Moceri Homes


Custom Cabinet Installation

2020 Detroit Design Awards - Custom Cabinet Installation - 1st Place
Maison Birmingham, with Sterling Development Corp. – Photograph by Martin Vecchio

1st Place – Maison Birmingham, with Sterling Development Corp.

Tasked with creating a contemporary, open kitchen that honors the original character of this 1921 Georgian Colonial was both an inspiration and a challenge. The strong contrast created by the rich, black cabinetry was inspired by the original checkerboard marble tile throughout the home, while the island’s white inset cabinetry hints at the home’s historic, classic design.

2020 Detroit Design - Custom Cabinet Installation - 2nd Place
VanBrouck & Associates, with Oliver Max Inc. – Photograph by Beth Singer

2nd Place – VanBrouck & Associates, with Oliver Max Inc.

2020 Detroit Design - Custom Cabinet Installation - 3rd Place
Heller & Associates – Photograph by Mike Kline

3rd Place – Heller & Associates


Custom Furniture

2020 Detroit Design Awards - Custom Furniture - 1st Place
Vogue Furniture – Photograph by James Haefner

1st Place – Vogue Furniture

This dining table features exotic wood and a bronze accent. Two Macassar Ebony slab ends wrapped in a solid bronze perimeter band, with a center glass ribbon, allow the natural light to reflect off the high-gloss finish and flow through the center glass piece. The table is supported by two vertical fins of glass with a Macassar Ebony block sandwiched between bronze plates. Every element is required to provide accurate support and stability for this mechanically designed table.

2020 Detroit Design Awards - Custom Furniture - 2nd Place
Ganas Mfg. – Photograph by Martin Vecchio

2nd Place – Ganas Mfg.

2020 Detroit Design Awards - Custom Furniture - 3rd Place
Tutto Interiors with Millennium Cabinetry – Photograph by Carlson Productions

3rd Place – Tutto Interiors with Millennium Cabinetry

Designer’s Goal:
The kitchen was opened up to a new dining room that was very tight on space, so we designed a full built-in cabinet with ample storage space, a serving area, glass cabinets with a deep blue-gray custom finish, and more. ­
— Tutto Interiors, with Millennium Cabinetry


Repurposed Furniture

2020 Detroit Design Awards - Repurposed Furniture - 1st Place
RL Concetti – Photograph by Kendra Koman

1st Place – RL Concetti

This client loved her grandmother’s sofa throughout her childhood. When it was passed down to her, she wanted to respect the piece, but also make it fit her personality and bring it into the 21st century. Ebonizing the frame and finding gorgeous fabric did the trick, and the fine workmanship and details, such as the brass inlay, make this piece special. The sofa now sits in the client’s home office, and her niece hopes that someday it will be hers.

2020 Detroit Design Awards - Repurposed Furniture - 2nd Place
Margeaux Interiors – Photograph by Jeff Garland

2nd Place – Margeaux Interiors

2020 Detroit Design Awards - Repurposed Furniture - 3rd Place
Fifi and Coco Interiors – Photograph by Jeff Garland

3rd Place – Fifi and Coco Interiors


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