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    2018-2019 DESIGNER OF THE YEAR: BATHROOMS $30,000 & ABOVE

    Winner: Judy Gooch, Tennessee

    These homeowners wanted their master bathroom redesigned to include up-scaled finishes, functionality, and to be uniquely beautiful. The room's focal point was the custom stained glass window made of clear textured and opaque glass that allowed privacy while still allowing natural light to flood the room.


    Shades of taupe and white created a spa-like feeling of relaxation, and were repeated in the taupe stained vanity cabinets, custom mirror frames, and wall color. Polished nickel cabinet hardware, plumbing, and lighting added "bling" throughout the bathroom and were carried into the closet finishes. A modern sliding barn door with a full-length mirror replaced the original french doors at the bathroom entrance.


     

    The contractor removed the sub-flooring and was able to use the shower drain for the new toilet location.  A local stained glass artist designed an original custom stained glass window composed of various styles of textured clear and opaque glass to allow wonderful light to stream into the room, and be the room's focal point.

     


     

    1st Runner Up: Maria Causey, Maria Causey Interior Design, Northern Virginia

    An extra large shower was created to accommodate the client's adult special needs child. A frameless glass enclosure was used to ensure that the shower didn't overpower the entire room. The shower includes a linear drain, which gives the entire shower a sleek appearance.

    Quartzite with a beautiful grain was used throughout the space to add movement to an otherwise neutral space. Glass art and mosaic tile accent add color, interest and texture. A tray ceiling with cove lighting gives height and interest to the ceiling, as well as providing additional lighting. The result is a bathroom that is clean, bright and comforting.

    Everything in this bathroom was a challenge: virtually no parallel walls, lots of awkward angles, choppy layout (including steps up to the tub). A new tray ceiling was designed, knee walls were removed, space was borrowed from another space behind the bathroom to create a larger vanity. The laundry chute, as originally configured, was framed in white plastic and opened to the room. Designed was a storage cabinet that hides the chute and also provides seating near the tub and shower.


     

    2nd Runner Up: Staci Steidley, Studio Steidley Interior Design, Texas

    In desperate need of a more functional space, XYZ gutted the client’s Master Bath and provided a new layout designed to fit the client’s bachelor lifestyle. From the moment you enter the space, bold patterns and dark colors set the mood. 

     

    Two shower heads, multiple body sprays, and even hand held sprays are all options you will find in this 4’ x 8’ shower. Finding the perfect balance of color and texture in the design scheme proved challenging. A beautiful 3D look tile in a natural stone mosaic was the design inspiration. Elements of warmth and texture were added in brass plumbing fixtures and a warm walnut and brass light fixture.

           

    When it came time to purchase and install the floor tile, XYZ's contractor discovered an inconstancy in the way the pattern of the tile was laid out. To avoid reselecting or redesigning the space, XYZ spent hours working with customer service representatives to remedy the issue and get tile replaced.

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