2022 DDA: Details

Don’t miss the millwork, stone, and more in this collection of top-notch designs
An antique dresser serves as a glamorous vanity in this elegant bathroom by Anahi Hollis Design. Hollis won first place in the Repurposed Furniture category. Photo by Martin Vecchio

MILLWORK

1st Place

Heller and Associates with Davis & Davis Interior Design
Photo by: Mike Kline

The millwork over this fireplace is a showstopper — more than 130 interlocking pieces of walnut make up this work of art. It’s large format, at 12 feet wide and 10 feet tall, and fits the scale of the room perfectly. During the day, sunlight streams across it from the living room’s soaring windows. At night, it’s lit by a cascade of light from above. It’s an elaborate puzzle that ties into the millwork found throughout the home.

 

2nd Place

Ellwood Interiors Inc. with Probuilt Woodworking Co.
Photo by: Beth Singer

3rd Place

Sean D. Gardella & Associates
Photo by: James Haefner


CUSTOM CABINET INSTALLATION

1st Place

Tutto Interiors
Photo by: John Carlson

The 12-foot ceiling turned out to be an advantage for the unique elevation in this kitchen. Floating niches bridge the space between the upper cabinets and the ceiling. The quartered walnut, with a custom ashen finish, features a high-gloss linen to add texture and dimension. The oversized island is equipped with drawers on either side, to accommodate all the necessities required to serve up a special cocktail.

 

2nd Place

Heller and Associates with Davis & Davis Interior Design
Photo by: Mike Kline

3rd Place

Dayna Flory Interiors with Masterworks | EuroCraft Interiors
Photo by: Martin Vecchio

JUDGE’S INSIGHTS: “Opulent and indulgent! These cabinets (by Heller and Associates with Davis & Davis Interior Design) are upscale and luxurious!”   — Judge Kayla Cooper


CUSTOM FURNITURE

1st Place

Dayna Flory Interiors with Masterworks
Photo by: Martin Vecchio

This custom banquette was first upholstered in a gray fabric. Lacking warmth, it was brought back to the workroom and recovered in a natural Belgian linen with a contrasting seat cushion in a tribal white block print. The scale of the back of the banquette was specially measured to accommodate the artwork over it. Side upholstered wings provide the perfect nook to curl up in, making this a sought-after spot in the home.

 

2nd Place

Rough Sawn Detroit
Photo by: Tracy Tucholski, Tracy Lin Photography

3rd Place

Laura Zender Design
Photo by: Werner Straube Photography

JUDGE’S INSIGHTS: “(The update of the salvaged oak side table by Rough Sawn Detroit) is a stunning way to breathe new life into something that has already lived.”   — Judge Kayla Cooper


DECORATIVE GLASS AND MIRROR

1st Place

Heller and Associates with Davis & Davis Interior Design
Photo by: Mike Kline

The backsplash tiles are beveled mirrors that add a textural quality similar to sunlight catching on the rippling waters of a lake. Crowning the backsplash is an elegant, mirrored range hood. When the sun is setting, it reflects a cascade of colors across the kitchen; at night, it shines with the lights from the cove ceiling and glass globe chandeliers. The kitchen also features stainless steel-and-glass upper cabinets with interior lighting that highlights a decorative glassware collection. 

 

2nd Place

Manal Kadry Design Collective
Photo by: John Carlson

3rd Place

Concetti
Photo by: Kris Ilich

DESIGNER’S GOAL: “The backsplash tiles are beveled mirrors that add a textural quality similar to sunlight catching on the rippling waters of a lake.” — Heller and Associates with Davis & Davis Interior Design


FIREPLACE

1st Place

Heller and Associates with Davis & Davis Interior Design
Photo by: Mike Kline

This contemporary new home features a stunning floor-to-ceiling fireplace of Marmi Maximum Bright Onyx stone. The mitered edges fold into an intricate Labrys (walnut puzzle) inset panel, and the elegance of the long linear firebox with a black reflective glass back panel offset by black stone accents at either side provides balance to the stunning panel art above. The wall is anchored by a floating hearth in the same onyx that runs up the wall. 

 

2nd Place

Serba Interiors
Photo by: Justin Maconochie

3rd Place

Jones-Keena & Co.
Photo by: Beth Singer


FLOORING/RUGS

1st Place

Clark + Aldine
Photo by: Clark + Aldine

A vintage Persian rug inspired the vision for this custom-designed living room. The rug serves as an anchor for the space while providing the proper balance of durability and likeability for everyday use with the entire family, especially the grandchildren. Everything from the paint color showcased on the feature fireplace wall to the furniture and accessories was selected based on the colors in the rug.

 

2nd Place

Exactly
Photo by: Diana Paulson

3rd Place

Merien Daka Design Group
Photo by: Martin Vecchio

INSPIRATION: “A vintage Persian rug inspired the vision for this custom-designed living room.”    
 
— Clark + Aldine


INTERIOR USE OF STONE

1st Place

Kilano Design + Build
Photo by: Mateo Morrison

In this residence, the kitchen is situated in the center of an open-concept layout with a single usable cabinetry wall. To give it a dramatic look, the entire range hood was wrapped in the same Calacatta marble used on the backsplash. Multiple Calacatta Corchia slabs were carefully selected for their veining patterns and arranged in perfect cohesion. Every edge was meticulously mitered and matched, to make this stunning wall perfect and seamless from every angle. 

 

2nd Place

XStyles Bath+More INC.
Photo by: Beth Singer

3rd Place

Maison Birmingham with Sullivan-Strickler Design
Photo by: Martin Vecchio

DESIGNER’S GOAL: “To give (the kitchen) a dramatic look, the entire range hood was wrapped in the same Calacatta marble used on the backsplash.” — Kilano Design + Build


INTERIOR USE OF TILE

1st Place

Johnson Custom Homes with Peggy G. Sass Interiors
Photo by: Karl Moses

The stair and rail area has more than 20 feet of open space. The floating stairs add a focal point of interest. The tile, made in Israel, provided a unique opportunity to lighten the space and give it a warm, textural feel. The custom placement of the tiles allows the surprise of illuminating lighting.

 

2nd Place

KSI Kitchen & Bath
Photo by: Martin Vecchio

3rd Place

Concetti
Photo by: Brett Mountain


INTERIOR/EXTERIOR LIGHTING

1st Place

Maison Birmingham with Sullivan-Strickler Design
Photo by: Martin Vecchio

There are few things as relaxing and enjoyable as pouring drinks for friends in a cozy space, and this bar was created for that! Dark crocodile leather, walnut, darkened steel, and Greystone marble-like porcelain create depth, intrigue, character, and mood. Accent lighting via concealed LED light channels in the cabinetry and porcelain shelves further enhance the deep mood of the space, while visually highlighting the homeowner’s curated collection of art, literature, and spirits. 

 

2nd Place

Meg Corley
Photo by: Beth Singer

3rd Place

Margeaux Interiors
Photo by: Beth Singer

CHIC DESIGN: “Accent lighting via concealed LED light channels in the cabinetry and porcelain shelves further enhance the deep mood of the space … ” —  Maison Birmingham with Sullivan-Strickler Design 


REPURPOSED FURNITURE

1st Place

Anahi Hollis Design
Photo by: Martin Vecchio

In this powder room a beautiful antique dresser serves as a glamorous vanity, anchoring the small room and setting the tone for an upscale space with historic charm. The perfect top to this significant piece? Repurposed original soapstone from the kitchen. Add teal and gold peacock wallpaper, unlacquered brass plumbing fixtures, and pretty sconces, and you get pure beauty. 

 

2nd Place

Margeaux Interiors with Perspectives Cabinetry
Photo by: Beth Singer

3rd Place

Concetti
Photo by: Brett Mountain

RESOURCEFUL DESIGN:“ … a beautiful antique dresser serves as a glamorous vanity, anchoring the small room … ”  — Anahi Hollis Design


STAIR AND RAILING

1st Place

DesRosiers Architects with Northern Staircase Co.
Photo by: James Haefner

A three-level glass and black walnut wood staircase sets the stage for the sophisticated style found throughout this home. The black walnut floating treads and glass railing allow natural light to fill the exciting see-through foyer. This is a perfect example of what happens when form and function are used to complement a contemporary home.

 

2nd Place

Heller and Associates with Davis & Davis Interior Design
Photo by: Mike Kline

3rd Place

Brian Neeper Architecture, PC with Joseph Philip Craig Custom Homes
Photo by: James Haefner

DESIGNER’S GOAL: “The black walnut floating treads and glass railing allow natural igiht to fill the exciting see-through foyer.”  —  DesRosiers Architects with Northern Staircase Co.


Detroit Design Awards 2022

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