Honoring Our Design Neighbors
Gold: Kitchens Under 50k
“I wanted to create a chef-style kitchen that works well for daily family life and weekend entertaining. We wanted to work with the existing footprint and update the style and functionality of the space. I believe this was a winning project because it was a perfect blend of form and function with classic finishes and a desired transitional feel.”
– Caroline Harrison, Caroline Harrison Designs Inc., Minesing, Ont.
Silver: Kitchens Under 50k
“The project goals for this kitchen renovation were to keep the footprint but brighten and open up the space. It felt dated, dark and dreary, but we wanted to make it fresh, clean and timeless but still fit in with the rest of the log home.
– Lisa Goulet, Lisa Goulet Design, Ottawa, Ont.
Bronze: Kitchens Under 50k
The new kitchen was created using finishes reflecting the surrounding gorgeous ocean views and successfully serve to blur the lines between the inside and out. The new space is multi functional providing plenty of useable work space with lots of storage and accommodates seating with the creation of a seamless walnut eating bar.
-Rebecca Lees, Rebecca Decorates, Vancouver, B.C.
Gold: Kitchens Over 50K
“We believe this was a winning project due to the complexity; we had to deal with the header of the stairs leading into the basement, move the stairs, eliminate a window and add an outside door.”
– Jo-Anne Kupiec & Sharon Brownhill, Design Excellence/Wetherlys Interiors Inc., Toronto, Ont.
Silver: Kitchens Over 50K
“This renovation focused on creating a more functional space and updating the decoration, while keeping its cottage essence. A second property for this couple, this cottage is an oasis from their hectic city life, so it was imperative to them that the overall sense was welcoming and not overdone.”
– Andria Cowan, ACM Designs, Haliburton, Ont.
Bronze: Kitchens Over 50K
The combination of neutral tones and details like a polka-dot backsplash and unique, geometric pendants are an unusual take on the modern, masculine style.
-Katherine Porath, Katherine Joy Interiors, Newmarket, Ont.
Gold: Bathrooms Under 30K
“My clients’ master ensuite was dark and dated with a one-sink vanity, small shower and oversized tub they never used. They wanted two sinks, extra storage and a large walk-in shower. The transformation from an unattractive, crowded space to one that is serene and spacious was incredible. Additionally, the bathroom provides all the functionality my clients required.”
– Tobi Brockway, Tobi Brockway Interiors Inc., Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont.
Silver: Bathrooms Under 30K
“The project goals were to make the bathroom feel more spacious without moving the walls and give it a brighter, more modern look.”
– Margaret Struthers, Margaret Struthers Interiors, Navan, Ont.
Bronze: Bathrooms Under 30K
“The room turned out bright and inviting, and the style is one that can suit many homes. By moving fixtures around, the space became much more practical, and it allowed me to create a separate area for the toilet to give privacy. The shower was also moved to an area that provided much more natural light.”
–Pia Hugglestone, Pia Hugglestone Design, Mississauga, Ont.
Gold: Bathrooms Over 30K
“The objectives of the project were fulfilled in a beautiful way. It is harmonious; the lines, the natural materials, lighting, glass, balance and simplicity come together to create an environment that reduces stress. Also, the project was highly customized. I designed everything from the sauna and steam shower benches and backrest to the double vanity and the vanity in the water closet, as well as the reclaimed bench and the horseshoe hooks. Every detail was considered.”
– Lara Kalins, Breathe Interiors, Etobicoke, Ont.
Silver: Bathrooms Over 30K
“I think this was a winning project because it is aesthetically pleasing to both the traditionalist and contemporary fan. There were also some clever storage solutions and luxurious additions such as a towel warmer.”
– Evelyn Eshun, Evelyn Eshun Design Inc., Toronto, Ont.
Bronze: Bathrooms Over 30K
This bathroom was livened up with new, space-saving cabinetry and jewel-like lighting.
– Joanne Padvaiskas, Wow Great Place, Pointe-Claire, Que.
Gold: Power Room
The narrow dimensions of this powder room are forgotten in a design that uses a tall mirror, a rich wallpaper and ceiling molding to emphasize the room’s height.
–Evelyn Eshun, Evelyn Eshun Design Inc., Toronto, Ont.
Silver: Powder Room
The mix of wood, various patterns of gray tile and an oval sink and mirror make this small bathroom seem serene and luxurious.
– Rebecca Lees, Rebecca Decorates, West Vancouver, B.C.