Interior Design Awards 2018Colby Morrell
This was another fantastic year for the 417 Magazine Interior Design Awards! We are excited to share that our team won 8 of the 10 categories! How exciting is that??? Read on to see more of our winning designs below!
MOST CREATIVE USE OF MATERIALS IN A KITCHEN
Our Arbour Drive project is a breathe of fresh air. It’s not too often that we get to work on a kitchen project that has such a punch of color and texture. Don’t get us wrong, we love a crisp white kitchen, but it’s fun to shake things up a bit. We’re happy that we got to create a kitchen that reflects the homeowners’ bold personalities and eclectic style. Check out more of this fun home here!
The Best Bedroom award was snagged by our Pickwick project. The interesting thing about this bedroom is that it was part of a major whole house renovation and isn’t part of the original structure. The original master bedroom was very small and uninspiring, so it was exciting to create a new footprint for a large bedroom with a reading nook and fireplace for the ultimate relaxation spot. Check out more of this home’s amazing renovation here!
MOST CREATIVE USE OF SPACE
What do you do with an awkward room connected to a living room? Why not turn it into a music room / stage? That’s exactly what we did for this creative family who loves music. A few adjustments needed to be made to the space such as raising the floor to create a stage-like feeling, and create sound absorbing walls to help conceal the noise from the instruments. See way more of our funky and eclectic East Cherry project here.
BEST SINGLE-ROOM REMODEL
Our Loren II project was a labor of love for us and the homeowners. The home was in dire need of a renovation and it wasn’t going to be easy. One of the things the home needed was a new kitchen. To create a new kitchen with plenty of space and a timeless design, we gutted the family room and transformed it into a modernized kitchen with a dish pantry and triangle workflow. See more of this remarkable transformation here.
BEST LIVING SPACE
Another part of our Loren II project includes the living room. We needed to create a multi use space where the homeowners could entertain and relax. Because this room is a long rectangular shape, furniture layout was going to be a bit tricky. To address this issue, we created three seating groups that flow perfectly into each other. The end result is a beautiful art-filled space that maximizes every bit of floor space. See more here.
BEST DINING ROOM
There’s nothing small or underwhelming about the dining room in our Hickory Trace project. From the vaulted ceiling to the colossal custom-built table and steel chandelier, this room’s decor is meant to set the stage for memorable gatherings. This large family loves to entertain and host holidays, so a grand space with plenty of seating was very important. See the rest of this gorgeous house here.
BEST MUDROOM, LAUNDRY ROOM OR ENTRYWAY
Another winning highlight from our Hickory Trace project is the massive laundry room. As you can imagine, a family of six needs a laundry room that’s up to the challenge of keeping up. But, we didn’t want to just design a laundry room, we wanted to create a multi functional space that could be used for more than just washing and drying. The space was big enough to incorporate large amounts of storage, and a large center island that serves as a work station for laundry, but also a place for arts and crafts. See more here.
MOST CREATIVE USE OF MATERIALS IN A BATHROOM
This bathroom is part of a suite where 3 boys share a space. To make cleaning a breeze, this bathroom was designed with a locker room in mind. The goal of this project was to create a bathroom that could sustain the demands of three young boys. The space needed to offer plenty of room and storage so the boys could all use it at once. The vintage locker room design created a space that met the needs of the boys while providing a style that will age with them. See more here.