2022 DDA: Interiors

DDA 2022: Interiors – Smart design decisions mingle with beautiful touches throughout these spaces
Heller and Associates with Davis & Davis Interior Design
This airy room by Heller and Associates with Davis & Davis Interior Design took first place in the Contemporary Dining Room category. // Photography by Mike Kline

CONTEMPORARY MASTER SUITE

1st Place

Serba Interiors
Photo by: Justin Maconochie

Textures and warm neutral tones mix with natural materials to create a space that’s as serene as it is stylish. A custom king bed with a plinth-base frame and built-in leather paneled headboard adds architectural interest. A pair of freestanding nightstands correspond with the bed frame, headboard surround, and oak soffit. In the bathroom, floating vanity cabinets are suspended in quartz waterfallend consoles; grid-like oak cabinets are stained ebony to contrast with white stone surrounds. Custom mirrors add visual interest.

2nd Place

Valia Design
Photo by: Andrea Brandt / Lume Photography

3rd Place

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

JUDGE’S INSIGHTS: “(Valia Design’s entry) is moody and glamorous, with great texture and details!” — Judge Rae Duncan


BUTLER’S PANTRY

1st Place

Kilano Design + Build
Photo by: Mateo Morrison

Designing this pantry, located underneath the existing staircase, presented many challenges, but the result is a dreamy space that’s perfectly tucked away. In the corner, the height of the window made it difficult to continue the base cabinets and countertops, so they were pulled away from the window and designed to be “floating,” allowing light to pass beneath them. A Parisian aesthetic inspired the soft blue cabinetry, fluted nickel hardware, brass faucet, and handmade mirror backsplash.

2nd Place

Maison Birmingham with Anne Strickland Interiors
Photo by: Marta Perez

3rd Place

Authentic Kitchen & Design Inc. with M.J. Whelan Construction
Photo by: Jeff Garland


HANDCRAFTED DESIGN/LOCALLY SOURCED

1st Place

Dan Davis Design with Smith Shop
Photo by: Meadows & Co.

This 1920s house was in poor shape and required a complete renovation. Walls were taken down to the studs, damaged trim and built-ins were replaced, and a new fireplace featuring custom tiles from a local artist was built. Metalwork details were refined to ensure the final product would be perfect; a local metalsmith developed a design that fits the renovated space. Custom gates were the finishing touch on a renovation showcasing the work of local craftspeople.

2nd Place

Concetti
Photo by: Brett Mountain

3rd Place

AMW DESIGN STUDIO with Designer Furniture Services
Photo by: Martin Vecchio

DESIGNER’S GOAL: “Metalwork details were refined to ensure the final product would be perfect.” — Dan Davis Design with Smith Shop


LAUNDRY ROOM/MUDROOM

1st Place

MainStreet Design Build
Photo by: Jeff Garland

Opening up the existing mud room and laundry room into a large L-shaped space alleviated a tight walkway, and moving the washer and dryer to the back of the room made the space much more inviting and user-friendly. The rooms flow together with a galley-style entry that incorporates locker space and a desk, message center, and built-in crates for the family’s dogs. The rear section has a large desk where the mom can plan, craft, and wrap.

2nd Place

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

3rd Place

Dayna Flory Interiors with MAC Construction
Photo by: Martin Vecchio

JUDGE’S INSIGHTS: (MainStreet Design Build’s space is) luxurious, spacious, and organized. Love it!” — Judge Mariel Wright


SPECIALTY ROOM (GYM, MUSIC, CRAFT, BILLIARDS, PET AREA, ETC.)

1st Place

Custom Home Collection
Photo by: Justin Maconochie

Here’s a fully functioning entertainment venue with a wow factor that surprises guests. Raised lounge/stage areas, moveable furniture, well-planned service areas, and rolling tables are key elements. A flat-screen TV is hidden behind a rolling framed, classic photo that opens for viewing. Carefully planned lighting can be low-lit as the night plays on, adding to the atmosphere. A large table rolls apart to make two gaming tables. The homeowners have already hosted many fun parties!

2nd Place

Marianne Jones, LLC with Thomas Sebold & Associates
Photo by: Beth Singer

3rd Place

DesRosiers Architects
Photo by: Wayup Media

DESIGNER’S TOUCH: “Raised lounge/ stage areas, moveable furniture, well-planned service areas, and rolling tables are key elements.” — Custom Home Collection


WINE ROOM

1st Place

DesRosiers Architects with EastWest Construction
Photo by: Kay Lair

This unique wine room is an expansion of the owner’s “Man Cave,” which offers an intimate smoking and TV area. The refrigerated wine room features multiple cedar compartments. Floor-to-ceiling glass divides the ceiling above.

2nd Place

Tutto Interiors
Photo by: John Carlson

3rd Place

XStyles Bath+More
Photo by: Beth Singer

DESIGNER’S GOAL: “This unique wine room is an expansion of the owner’s ‘Man Cave’ … ” — DesRosiers Architects with EastWest Construction


BAR

1st Place

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

A handsome collection of masculine materials were chosen to create this elevated gentleman’s bar. Dark crocodile leather, walnut, darkened steel, and Greystone marble-like porcelain work together to 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. The dark, polished porcelain strongly emulates the look of Greystone marble, while maintaining the durability required for entertaining. Cheers!

2nd Place

Concetti
Photo by: Brett Mountain

3rd Place

Meg Corley
Photo by: Beth Singer

JUDGE’S INSIGHTS: “The mixture of materials, textures, and rich tones in the bar (by Maison Birmingham with Sullivan- Strickler Design) is perfection.” — Judge Barrie Spang


CONSERVATORY/SCREEN ROOM/SUNROOM

1st Place

Tutto Interiors
Photo by: John Carlson

The glass-enclosed space invites nature in, and the polished, gray-veined porcelain floor emulates clear glass when the sun shines. This mixed-use space includes a dining area and comfy seating, so the homeowners can chill and unwind. Matte-black hanging pendants, combined with the textured black porcelain fireplace, add drama and are the perfect finishing touches!

2nd Place

Hudson and Sterling
Photo by: Nick Johnson

3rd Place

Concetti
Photo by: Brett Mountain

DESIGNER’S GOALS: “The glass-enclosed space invites nature in, and the polished, gray-veined porcelain floor emulates clear glass when the sun shines.” — Tutto Interiors


CHILDREN’S ROOM/PLAY SPACE

1st Place

Elizabeth Fields Design
Photo by: Dustin Halleck

For a newborn, the parents insisted on avoiding the routine tropes of cute and dainty, preferring bold measures and bright colors to inspire. The custom-scaled wallpaper was made to measure for the space. Floral designs climb riotously up the wall and onto the ceiling. Hand-blown Murano glass sconces provide gentle nighttime lighting, and extend from the wall like an outgrowth from the paper pattern. Whimsy can be strong, bright, and bold, and inspire youthful wonder and delight.

2nd Place

Manal Kadry Design Collective
Photo by: John Carlson

3rd Place

Sissy Yellen Living
Photo by: Emily Engler

CLIENTS’ GOALS: “For a newborn, the parents insisted on avoiding the routine tropes of cute and dainty, preferring bold measures and bright colors to inspire.” — Elizabeth Fields Design


GUEST SUITE

1st Place

Marianne Jones, LLC with Glenda Meads Architects
Photo by: Beth Singer

A beautiful Oushak rug in muted colors sets the tone for this guest suite. A Thomas Moser pencil bed adds just the right amount of interest with its clean lines, while Kerry Joyce linens and printed textiles make up the custom bedding. The antique Biedermeier chest was sourced locally. An adjoining bathroom features a combination marble and tile tub surround, and repeats the millwork panel details from the adjacent bedroom.

2nd Place

DesRosiers Architects with Patricia Prose
Photo by: Texture Photography

3rd Place

Meadowlark Design+Build with Surroundings Interior Design
Photo by: Jeff Garland


POWDER ROOM

1st Place

James Douglas Interiors, LLC
Photo by: Beth Singer

When choosing a monochromatic scheme for a small space, balance is imperative. This powder room is the perfect balance of clean lines and bold patterns. The custom vanity console is punctuated with brass fixtures and a honed nero-marble top. These elements alone could easily overtake a space, but when paired with a visually exciting wallcovering, something magical happens. The random and broken lines of the wallcovering create an unusually graphic interior.

2nd Place

The Munro Project
Photo by: The Munro Project

3rd Place

Merien Daka Design Group
Photo by: Martin Vecchio


BATH (MORE THAN 150 SQUARE FEET)

1st Place

Elizabeth Fields Design with John Morgan and Perspectives in Cabinetry
Photo by: Dustin Halleck

Upon entering the primary suite bathroom, the feature floor and wall, made of cement tile, immediately grabs attention for its use of dramatic custom patterning, color, and upward momentum. Clerestory windows cap the tile wall, filling the space with light while maintaining privacy. The homeowners enjoy a full-depth vanity with double taps, a trough-style sink basin, and an integrated makeup station. Luminous rose onyx is the material of choice for the countertop.

2nd Place

Concetti
Photo by: Brett Mountain

3rd Place

Vogue Furniture
Photo by: Steve Kroodsma

DESIGNER’S GOAL: ” … the feature floor and wall, made of cement tile, immediately grabs attention for its use of dramatic custom patterning … ” — Elizabeth Fields Design with John Morgan | Perspectives Cabinetry


BATH (UP TO 150 SQUARE FEET)

1st Place

Reem Akkad Design with Dokan Construction
Photo by: John Carlson

The concept was to make the bathroom an indoor/outdoor room that would function as a full bathroom for guests but would also serve as a powder room that can be accessed from the outdoor patio. To bring greenery into the space, a deep, rich hunter green was used on the cabinets and wainscoting. The diamond layout in the pavers outside was carried through on the floor, using marble mosaics for a seamless, curbless roll-in shower.

2nd Place

DaVinci Design and Build, LLC
Photo by: Skyview Experts, Llc

3rd Place

Textures Design with Mutschler Kitchens
Photo by: Kat Stevenson

JUDGE’S INSIGHTS: “I love the deep green vanity mixed with the mosaic tile floor and warm metallic accents (in the project by Reem Akkad Design with Dokan Construction).” — Judge Barrie Spang


KITCHEN (BETWEEN 201-500 SQUARE FEET)

1st Place

Concetti
Photo by: Brett Mountain

The heart of this home is the large central island that acts as both a traditional kitchen island and an informal dining area. To meet the storage needs, an asymmetrical cabinetry design was created. Custom concrete countertops, integrated with the existing windows, became the perfect place for a custom bar cart. The concrete countertops and backsplash have a meticulously crafted inlaid black metal banding with gold rivets that mimics the design of the chandeliers.

2nd Place

Maison Birmingham with Brian Neeper Architecture, PC/Jessica Neeper Interiors
Photo by: Martin Vecchio

3rd Place

Kilano Design + Build
Photo by: Mateo Morrison

JUDGE’S INSIGHTS: “This kitchen (by Concetti) has such an attention to detail and a wonderful combination of materials.” — Judge Barrie Spang


KITCHEN (MORE THAN 500 SQUARE FEET)

1st Place

Maison Birmingham with Anne Strickland Interiors
Photo by: Marta Perez

An opening from the kitchen to the dining room strengthens the connection between the spaces and allows more circulation while entertaining. The island was extended to accommodate additional storage and casual seating. The homeowner wanted everything tucked away, including her built-in microwave, now hidden behind black, raised-panel cabinetry. With the increased storage in the double-sided island, she no longer needed wall cabinets. In the butler’s pantry, a walk-in pantry is hidden behind antique mirrored cabinet doors.

2nd Place

Elizabeth Fields Design with Vogue Furniture
Photo by: Dustin Halleck

3rd Place

Vogue Furniture
Photo by: Steve Kroodsma


KITCHEN (UP TO 200 SQUARE FEET)

1st Place

Authentic Kitchen & Design Inc.
Photo by: Jeff Garland

A one-of-a-kind kitchen was the goal. The on-trend and custom emerald green cabinets pair beautifully with the natural walnut accents, and the white cabinets above the range offer a subtle splash of brightness. Honey-bronze hardware transcends every color in this kitchen, for stunning contrast. The natural soapstone carries around the countertops and up the wall behind the range, adding a sense of movement. The hickory waterfall countertop ties the bar in with the rest of the kitchen.

2nd Place

Brian Neeper Architecture, PC with Jessica Neeper Interiors
Photo by: James Haefner

3rd Place

Clark + Aldine
Photo by: Clark + Aldine

JUDGE’S INSIGHTS: “The combination of emerald and walnut (in the Authentic Kitchen & Design Inc. project) delivers a kitchen with warmth and beauty.” — Judge Barrie Spang


TRADITIONAL MASTER SUITE

1st Place

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

The existing bed was the starting point for the color palette and furniture layout. Adding layers of black created a simple contrast that moves your eye through the space. A high-back Schumacher sofa at the end of the bed acts as a visual “footboard” and provides a comfortable sitting area. The fireplace was paneled floor-to-ceiling, and finished with white marble and a round resin mirror. “His and hers” bathrooms feature accents of white in “hers” and black in “his.”

2nd Place

Petrucci Homes with Krieger Klatt Architects and Katie Rodriguez Design
Photo by: Martin Vecchio

3rd Place

VanBrouck with Ellwood Interiors, Inc.
Photo by: Beth Singer

DESIGN STRATEGY: “Adding layers of black created a simple contrast that moves your eye through the space.” — Dayna Flory Interiors with Masterworks | EuroCraft Interiors


TRADITIONAL DINING ROOM

1st Place

Haneen’s Haven
Photo by: Haneen Matt

This is a classic dining room with modern, fresh elements. A tone-on-tone look pulls Mediterranean olive from the wallpaper for the trim and crown, as well as the velvet drapes. This room gets so much natural light, the black on the ceiling works — and the large mirror reflects all of the light. A favorite part of the room is the pattern play, and the bold contemporary abstract on the more traditional paper.

2nd Place

Concetti
Photo by: Kris Ilich

3rd Place

Dayna Flory Interiors with MAC Construction
Photo by: Martin Vecchio

DESIGNER-CHIC!: “A tone-on-tone look pulls Mediterranean olive from the wallpaper for the trim and crown … ” — Haneen’s Haven


CONTEMPORARY DINING ROOM

1st Place

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

Up-lighting along the upper edge of the stepped ceiling provides ambient light that defines the height and perimeters of the space. Dark-stained walnut flooring unifies the dining room with adjoining spaces in this open-concept floor plan. The long, gorgeous table comfortably sits 14 and is distinguished by its marble top and platform-like stand. Velvet upholstered dining chairs with a minimalistic design complement the dining room setup, and a chandelier with transparent glass orbs cascades from the ceiling.

2nd Place

Tutto Interiors
Photo by: John Carlson

3rd Place

Serba Interiors
Photo by: Justin Maconochie

JUDGE’S INSIGHTS: “The combination of wood veneers, bold colors, and unique lighting create a beautiful and organic feel (for the room by Heller and Associates with Davis & Davis Interior Design).” — Judge Barrie Spang


TRADITIONAL LIVING ROOM/GREAT ROOM

1st Place

Dayna Flory Interiors with Masterworks
Photo by: Martin Vecchio

Raw materials were the building blocks for this living room. White linen showcases the lines of the traditional Chesterfield sofas. The custom ash coffee table holds the center of the room and is grounded by a wool chevron rug. Two natural linen chairs with Ikat-pattern pillows continue the symmetry. A stone mirror reflects natural light. The curved Coco lamps flank the mirror and a pair of white teak root stools flank the cabinet.

2nd Place

James Douglas Interiors, LLC
Photo by: Beth Singer

3rd Place

Meg Corley
Photo by: Beth Singer


CONTEMPORARY LIVING ROOM/GREAT ROOM

1st Place

Vogue Furniture
Photo by: Steve Kroodsma

Vertical walnut textured fireplace panels play well with the opposing shuttered bar face, and white lacquer custom climate-controlled wine cabinets are located beyond. The millwork is dimensional and multilayered, providing depth and texture. The pieces in this room are all fabricated in a plethora of soft driftwood tones — the result is a seamless union between the architecture of the home and the furniture, cabinetry, and millwork for a peaceful and positive vibe. It’s time to relax!

2nd Place

Serba Interiors
Photo by: Justin Maconochie

3rd Place

McIntosh Poris Associates
Photo by: Justin Maconochie


TRADITIONAL FOYER

1st Place

Sean D. Gardella & Associates
Photo by: James Haefner

As you enter this traditional residence, you’re greeted by two sweeping staircases that are highlighted by an elegant chandelier. The custom patterned metal railings, accent wall, and the ceiling’s three-dimensional patterns all reach back to a forgotten, elegant era. The classic floor patterns and colors finish this space and lead you to the impressive great room, just a little farther beyond.

2nd Place

Petrucci Homes with Katie Rodriguez Design
Photo by: Martin Vecchio

3rd Place

DaVinci Design and Build, LLC
Photo by: Skyview Experts, LLC

DESIGNER’S INSIGHTS: “The custom patterned metal railings, accent wall, and the ceiling’s three-dimensional patterns all reach back to a forgotten, elegant era.” — Sean D. Gardella & Associates


CONTEMPORARY FOYER

1st Place

Tutto Interiors
Photo by: John Carlson

Opulence at its best! This foyer has a layered effect that grabs your attention. The ceiling is laced with indirect light and a 60-inch custom crystal chandelier. Soft gold metal panel dividers grace the space and add interest to the gallery, while white porcelain tile with a black border makes a bold statement. The white trim detail adds continuity, and the glass table and benches on both sides of the entrance complete the space.

2nd Place

Ellwood Interiors, Inc. with VanBrouck & Associates
Photo by: Beth Singer

3rd Place

DesRosiers Architects
Photo by: Wayup Media


CONTEMPORARY INTERIOR DESIGN (MORE THAN ONE ROOM)

1st Place

Tutto Interiors
Photo by: John Carlson

There are so many special places in this home, it’s hard to put into words. The overall cohesive use of color, textures, indirect lighting, and niches, mixed with the use of black-framed glass throughout the home, work together to create a stunning — yet very comfortable — environment. The open floor plan results in a feeling that’s very grand, yet at the same time it’s very welcoming.

2nd Place

Concetti
Photo by: Brett Mountain

3rd Place

DesRosiers Architects with Kelter Schwartz Designs
Photo by: James Haefner

DESIGNER’S INSIGHTS: “The cohesive use of color, textures, indirect lighting, and niches, mixed with black-framed glass throughout the home, work together … ” — Tutto Interiors


TRADITIONAL INTERIOR DESIGN (MORE THAN ONE ROOM)

1st Place

Dayna Flory Interiors with Masterworks
Photo by: Martin Vecchio

Forms of nature are found in the raw materials used in the upholstery, art, and hard surfaces. Large artwork scales the walls; the modern art used throughout is a harmonious yet juxtaposed pairing for this traditional home. From the family room and kitchen to the powder room, symmetry was key to the design’s success. Removing the interior walls of the kitchen connected all the spaces and allows light to flow freely.

2nd Place

Jones-Keena & Co.
Photo by: Beth Singer

3rd Place

Marianne Jones, LLC with Templeton Building Company
Photo by: Beth Singer

DESIGNER’S INSIGHTS: “Large artwork scales the walls; the modern art used throughout is a harmonious yet juxtaposed pairing for this traditional home.” — Dayna Flory Interiors with Masterworks


LIBRARY/STUDY

1st Place

Meg Corley
Photo by: Beth Singer

Deep tones in a saturated color palette create a cohesive feel in this unique yet classic library. The tuxedo sofa and wingback chair add a masculine and comfortable element. A nontraditional coffered ceiling floats on-center, housing a leather-trimmed drum light fixture. The client’s love of hunting is expressed through hide pillow in the chair, unique art, and a custom gun case housing a vintage collection. Grasscloth panels in the millwork add to the warmth and layering.

2nd Place

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

3rd Place

Tutto Interiors
Photo by: John Carlson

JUDGE’S INSIGHTS: “(The room by Meg Corley) has a great color scheme … elegant and charming!” — Judge Mariel Wright


HOME OFFICE

1st Place

Pophouse
Photo by: John D’Angelo

This executive home office was designed as an extension of the client’s downtown Detroit office. The transitional stone and brass wall unit located behind the custom desk serves as a functional shelving display and is a backdrop for the client’s ever-important virtual meetings. Lighting, acoustics, and technology were designed, specified, and coordinated by the design team. The furniture and millwork were thoughtfully designed and meticulously crafted. The result is a uniquely beautiful and highly functioning home office.

2nd Place

Lacy Ford
Photo by: Maria Ford

3rd Place

Annie Kordas Interiors
Photo by: Jeff Garland

DESIGNER’S INSIGHTS: “The transitional stone and brass wall unit behind the custom desk serves as a functional shelving display and is a backdrop for the client’s ever-important virtual meetings.” — Pophouse


USE OF COLOR

1st Place

Nicholas Vanderhovel, CMKBD
Photo by: Nicholas Vanderhovel

Finding the right shade of green for this Michigan State University-inspired home was a concern. The clients wanted soft gold details, and the green needed to complement that and achieve the look they wanted. Since the home is older, there were structural issues to contend with — like a window on the wall where the range stands. An antique mirror was placed over the window, so the outside of the house wasn’t impacted. Inside, it’s now a beautiful focal wall!

2nd Place

Anne Strickland Interiors
Photo by: Marta Perez

3rd Place

Concetti
Photo by: Kris Ilich


USE OF FABRICS/UPHOLSTERY

1st Place

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

A handsome collection of masculine materials was chosen to create this gentleman’s bar. Dark crocodile leather, walnut, darkened steel, and Greystone marble-like porcelain work together to create depth, intrigue, character, and mood. Accent lighting via concealed LED light channels in the cabinetry and porcelain shelves further enhances the deep mood of the space. The dark, polished porcelain emulates the look of Greystone marble, while maintaining the durability required for entertaining. No staining or scratching here. Cheers!

2nd Place

Ellwood Interiors, Inc. with VanBrouck & Associates
Photo by: Beth Singer

3rd Place

Decorlift Interiors
Photo by: Linea Photo

DESIGNER’S GOALS: “Dark crocodile leather, walnut, darkened steel, and Greystone marblelike porcelain work together to create depth … ” — Maison Birmingham with Sullivan- Strickler Design


WALL TREATMENT (SPECIAL PAINT TECHNIQUE, WALL COVERING, ETC.)

1st Place

Grace This Space Interiors
Photo by: Ingrid Frankovics

This 1919 home had been neglected, and the client wanted a visually interesting, welcoming home, while keeping the integrity and dignity of the building. The Lush Tropical wallpaper by The Detroit Wallpaper Co. adds vibrant color and texture to this space, creating a fun, warm, and inviting bedroom. The many greens in the wallcovering are repeated throughout the room’s décor, and the bed and curtains bring out the deep rich, deep greens of the wall covering.

2nd Place

Ellwood Interiors, Inc. with LUXE Homes Design + Build
Photo by: Beth Singer

3rd Place

Dayna Flory Interiors
Photo by: Martin Vecchio

DESIGNER’S GOALS: “The Lush Tropical wallpaper by The Detroit Wallpaper Co. adds vibrant color and texture, creating a warm and inviting bedroom.” — Grace This Space Interiors


WINDOW TREATMENT

1st Place

James Douglas Interiors, LLC
Photo by: Beth Singer

A pair of perfectly-scaled stationary side panels fabricated in contrasting linen fabric frame the large window in this great room. The European pinch-pleated drapery was installed on an iron rod with rings, to coordinate with iron accents elsewhere in the home. A wide band of darker linen at the bottom of the panels adds visual weight, and decorative tape trim hides the seam. The custom drapery adds warmth and softness to the interior design.

2nd Place

Reem Akkad Design
Photo by: John Carlson

3rd Place

Manal Kadry Design Collective
Photo by: John Carlson


CLOSET

1st Place

California Closets
Photo by: Amanda Rose Photography

The client had a large addition project that included a larger closet/dressing room area where she could also hang out with her two children, her husband, and her pets. Highlights include two large islands with waterfall countertops, a custom vanity area with a beautiful fleur mirror and a glass countertop, and a mirrored, three-way door system. There’s a space for absolutely every prized item in the client’s inventory, and it’s all stored beautifully and purposefully.

2nd Place

Dayna Flory Interiors with MAC Construction
Photo by: Martin Vecchio

3rd Place

M.J. Whelan Construction with Authentic Kitchen & Design Inc.
Photo by: Jeff Garland

DESIGNER’S GOAL: “There’s a space for absolutely every prized item in our client’s inventory, and it’s all stored beautifully and purposefully.” — California Closets


FINISHED BASEMENT

1st Place

XStyles Bath+More
Photo by: Beth Singer

Different zones in this basement are defined through the use of columns, ceiling heights, and ceiling details. Walls frame in the utility room, full bath, and exercise room, and oversized columns conceal structural posts. Leathered Silver Wave marble resembling petrified wood is a showstopper; this unique stone was the inspiration for the basement. The waterfall island countertop displays the pattern to the floor, then extends your eye toward the wine room’s marble centerpiece. Relax and pour a drink!

2nd Place

Maison Birmingham
Photo by: Martin Vecchio

3rd Place

M.J. Whelan Construction
Photo by: Jeff Garland

JUDGE’S INSIGHTS: “I love, love, love (the basement by M.J. Whelan Construction)!” — Judge Mariel Wright


USE OF A COLLECTION, ANTIQUES, OR ART

1st Place

Dayna Flory Interiors with Masterworks
Photo by: Martin Vecchio

Before this renovation, the television was mounted on this large wall. Reorienting the furniture to flank the fireplace left the wall very bare. Finding the right art was the key. The pieces depict layers of parchment-colored papers; one with a painted black square and the other a painted white square. Although bold, their simple nature provides visual peace. Balance was the key in this room, and the art is an integral piece in its success.

2nd Place

AMW DESIGN STUDIO
Photo by: Martin Vecchio

3rd Place

Annie Kordas Interiors
Photo by: Jeff Garland


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