2015 Design Award Winners
Honorable Mention Bathroom – Designed by Andrew Bowyer, Chicago-based Middlefork Development
The focal point of the bathroom is the freestanding tub, complete with thermo-air massage, chromotherapy and aromatherapy.
Honorable Mention Kitchen – Designed by Tony Battah, Charlotte, N.C.-based Hans Krug
Designer Tony Battah took advantage of the idea of dual islands to bring an outdated kitchen up to date with its mid-century, modern home.
2nd Place Bathroom – Designed by David Sargent, Little Rock, Ark.-based WER Architects/Planners
For Sargent, the biggest hurdle in this residential high-rise redesign was not the lack of things; it was the plumbing.
This year’s judges were impressed with the cohesive, innovative design and the mastering of materials.
2nd Place Kitchen – Designed by David Stimmel, Stimmel Consulting Group
Clients who have an affinity for the look of natural wood in all forms wanted a kitchen design that would “wow” them, which is exactly what Stimmel delivered – something one of a kind.
The kitchen’s five work zones include two near the cooktops, a cleanup zone with the main sink, a zone for baking and prep near the ovens and a wet bar.
Showroom of the Year– Designed by Jack Busby, Diane Mulligan & Dave Stanley, of Busby Cabinets; Kathryn Dunagan & Marc Thee of Marc-Michaels Interiors
The 242-sq.-ft. space within a 3,000-sq.-ft. showroom was transformed through a $90,000 renovation.
According to owner Jack Busby, the space was beautifully altered to illustrate to customers that the company offers much more than just traditional cabinetry.
Bathroom of the Year– Designed by Fu-Tung Cheng, Berkely, Calif.-based Cheng Design
This master bath is part of a home that was designed from the ground up, and the clients’ main request was for it to reflect the home’s overall architecture and material palette through a comfortable and efficient design.
Over the vanity wall, the tile switches to a horizontal, iridescent glass tile. These tile finishes contrast with the modern, cast-concrete, ramped vanity-sink and counter.
The master bath features elements seen throughout the rest of the house, including gloss fiber-reinforced concrete on the side of the vanity and scaled-down, frameless, plate-glass windows.
Kitchen of the Year– Designed by James Howard, Alspaugh kitchens and Baths & Emily Castle, Castle Design
A couple living in the childhood home of American author, T.S. Eliot, desired a state-of-the-art kitchen renovation but wanted to respect the home’s heritage.