NKBA: Winners of 2015 Design Competition Announced in Las Vegas

by Kacey Larsen

HACKETTSTOWN, N. J.—The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) announced the winners of the 2015 NKBA Design Competition at an exclusive awards ceremony on January 19, prior to the opening day of the 2015 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS). Winners from across six main kitchen and bath categories and 10 specialty categories were honored and recognized at the awards ceremony at the Tryst Night Club in Las Vegas for their contributions to the industry.

“For many years, the NKBA Design Competition has been a great source of pride and a valuable platform for our members to showcase their talents and expertise,” says 2015 NKBA President Maria Stapperfenne, CKD, CBD. “Recognizing the winners of this premier design competition helps us communicate the significance of professional design to consumers and the industry at large.”

This year, Brigitte C. Fabi, CMKBD, of Drury Design Kitchen & Bath Studio, Glen Ellyn, Ill., secured the Best Kitchen Award as well as First Place in the Large Kitchen Category, winning a total of $12,000 in cash prizes for her stunning Moroccan themed design. The kitchen featured a banquette emphasizing Moorish textures and furniture styling. Custom veneer panels were hand-stained on-site and made to match the walnut cabinetry. A Moorish arch around the range area was created using a laser cutout of the shape and covered with dimensional vein-cut marble. This eclectic kitchen serves as a functional, multifaceted space for a busy, city

Luz Marina Selles, CKBI, of Allure Designs, LLC, Gilbert, Ariz., won top honors in the bathroom category, taking home the Best Bath, HGTV’s People’s Pick Bath, and First Place in Large Bath awards. Her awe-inspiring outdoor bathroom design won a total of $14,000 in cash prizes. The Best Bath project featured a breathtaking outdoor bathroom, highlighting luxury master shower areas as well as one indoor and one private outdoor shower with a seating area. Frameless glass shower panels and the shower door contributed to the contemporary ambience, and all the bathroom fixtures contained a chrome finish with a stylish modern design. Functional and serene, this outdoor retreat brings the harmony of nature into the client’s abode.

Other 2015 NKBA Design Competition winners are:

  • Before & After Kitchen: Claire J. Reimann, AKBD, Jason Good Custom Cabinets Inc., Victoria, British Columbia
  • Budget-Friendly Kitchen: MaLinda Jo Perry, Allied ASID, The Home Depot, Gillette, Wyo.
  • Green Design: Adrienne Dorig Leland, CKD, Dorig Designs LLC., Eau Claire, Wis.
  • Universal Design: Pamela Livingston-Hardy, Creative Renovations LLC., Birmingham, Mich.
  • Clay Lyon Builder/Remodeler Honorary Award: Sandra Gjesdahl, Bristol Design and Construction, Lynnwood, Wash.
  • Small Kitchen, First Place: Corey S. Klassen, CKD, CBD, Corey Klassen Interior Design, Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Small Kitchen, Second Place: Rosemary Merrill, AKBD, Casa Verde Design, Minneapolis, Minn.
  • Small Kitchen, Third Place: Robert M. Dobbs, CKD, CBD, SieMatic, New York, N.Y.
  • Medium Kitchen, First Place: Amy Yin, Amy Yin Interiors, LLC., Short Hills, N.J.
  • Medium Kitchen, Second Place: Claire J. Reimann, AKBD.
  • Medium Kitchen, Third Place: Leslie Kalish, CID, CfYH, LMK Interiors, Lafayette, Calif.
  • Large Kitchen, First Place: Brigitte C. Fabi, CMKBD
  • Large Kitchen, Second Place: Peter Ross Salerno, CMKBD, Peter Salerno Inc., Wyckoff, N.J.
  • Large Kitchen, Third Place: Elina Katsioula-Beall, CKD, DeWitt Designer Kitchens, Pasadena, Calif.
  • Powder Room, First Place: Roshele Allison, CKD, CBD, NW Home Designers, Seattle, Wash.
  • Powder Room, Second Place: Leslie Lamarre, CKD, CID, TRG Architects, Burlingame, Calif.
  • Powder Room, Third Place: Sheena Hammond, XTC Design Incorporated, Toronto, Ontario
  • Small Bath, First Place: Erica Westeroth, CKD, CAPS, ARIDO, XTC Design Incorporated, Toronto, Ontario
  • Small Bath, Second Place: Alena Capra, CKD, CBD, Alena Capra Designs, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
  • Small Bath, Third Place: Adrienne Dorig Leland, CKD
  • Large Bath, First Place: Luz Marina Selles, CKBI, Allure Designs, LLC., Gilbert, Ariz.
  • Large Bath, Second Place: Erica Westeroth, CKD, CAPS, ARIDO
  • Large Bath, Third Place: Sol Quintana Wagoner, Jackson Design and Remodeling, San Diego, Calif.
  • People’s Pick Kitchen: Leslie Kalish, CID, CfYH

More about the judging process and the 2015 NKBA Design Competition can be found here

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