The 35th International Dream Room Awards Competition

Bathroom Winners

1st Place

Before

Barbara Elliott & Jennifer Ward Woods

Georgia

This master bath was updated to a modern retreat. Shimmering wallpaper in a Greek key pattern sets the stage. A marble and nickel accent tile highlight the inlayed shower with a built-in seat topped with quartz. Chrome fixtures and crystal light fixtures add a touch of glam.

2nd Place

Suzan Wemlinger

Wisconsin

These clients wanted something unique, but also something that would give them a respite from theirhectic day. An organic atmosphere was the goal, one that was accomplished by using a lot of different earthy textures such as wood, stone, concrete and glass. The sinks offset the other textures and resemble blocks of ice –unique vessel sinks that are anything but ordinary.

3rd Place

Cheryl Smith

New Jersey

The goal of this master bath renovation was to update the space and add more storage. A new Jacuzzi tub was installed with new cabinets finished in a white and silver glaze. Italian tile in green tones was installed behind the tub. Crystal accents finish the space.

Bedroom Winners

1st Place

Before

Kimberly Paulus

Texas

This transitional master retreat offers a serene, relaxing atmosphere in blue and gray. Detail trim frames the wall sconces and artwork while breaking up the expansive space. Luxurious bedding and designer fabrics add depth while furniture selections add interest. Sheer window treatments frame the seating area and soft lighting adds to a quiet mood.

2nd Place

Barbara Elliott & Jennifer Ward Woods

Georgia

These homeowners requested an elegant and tranquil master bedroom. Graphic wallpaper was selected as the focal wall. An upholstered metal canopy bed sets the stage while the shimmering fabric and fur pillows provides the modern feel. Linen and velvet drapes with crystal and acrylic hardware add elegance and the crystal chandelier provides the glam.

3rd Place

Barbara Hayman

Pennsylvania

Shades of cobalt, indigo and gray make a bold statement in this master bedroom. The custom upholstered, button-tufted, king bed in an oatmeal linen with brass nail heads, provides a perfect focal point in juxtaposition with the white leather upholstered nightstands and cobalt glass lamps. Bright white metal flower art adds interest with its three-dimensional vibe.

Children’s Room Winners

1st Place

Before

Barbara Elliott & Jennifer Ward Woods

Georgia

This modern nursery was designed for a pair of grandparents in their downtown condo. The jungle mural sets the stage. The color palette provides a contemporary look for the room. Modern furniture in gray tones and nickel accents were chosen. Teals, blues, greens and grays dance around the space.

2nd Place

Chantae Thompson

Tennessee

Color-changing LED lighting sets the mood for this contemporary playroom/hangout suite. Colorful abstract artwork hangs on the white painted walls. The modern black faux velvet sofa, blue knit poufs and bright colored pillows were selected for casual seating. Green and chrome barstools pair with the bar height table complete with USB ports.

3rd Place

Charla Traugott & Jill Shuey

Texas

In this boy’s room, blue and gold abstract art placed above the bed allowed for the neutral bedding with plaid accents and fun, orange textured throw pillows to come to life. Three guitars are framed as showcased artwork along the wall. A bold orange lamp and tripod floor lamp all created great ambiance lighting to complete this room.

Dining Room Winners

1st Place

Before

Charla Traugott & Jill Shuey

Texas

Luxurious embroidered cherry blossom fabric framed the windows and set the color palette for this dining room. Soft gray and cream finishes were found in the dining table, side chairs, mirror and credenza. Fully upholstered button tufted hostess chairs added another layer of softness, along with the cascading glass beads dripped like branches from the chandelier.

2nd Place

Mimi Wilson

Virginia

In this dining room, the ivory rug brightens and highlights the dining table. New dining chairs accentuate the curves of the furniture pieces. The chairs are covered in a duo of dining-friendly fabric. New art pieces and simple window panels are enough to achieve this subtly elegant look.

3rd Place

Pam Wolf & Jenny Barnes

Missouri

This space was transformed into a classic wine tasting room with a rustic, elegant charm. A counter height dining table, wine barrel-inspired orb chandelier, a beautiful buffet and a neutral roman shade were incorporated into the space. A soft gray was used on the walls and a beautiful, transitional area rug in navy, cranberry and gray brings the room together.

Family Room Winners

1st Place

Before

Barbara Elliott & Jennifer Ward Woods

Georgia

The task for this space was to create a modern yet classic family room with pops of color. A tufted tight back circular sofa with track arms was designed. A pair of roll back chairs was recovered in a large scale citron Greek key fabric. Drapery swags and panels in a turquoise graphic design soften the large windows. A stunning chandelier completes the look.

3rd Place

Lynne Jackson

Arkansas

Comfortable furniture combined with a teak root cocktail table create a “masculine modern” vibe for this living area. The movement in the area rug and sofa pillows add the necessary color for a contemporary edge.

2nd Place

Cassy Young

Georgia

A fresh gray family room offers a relaxing welcome to guests. A large sofa in stain resistant fabric, attractive recliner and chairs with ottomans provide comfortable spaces to relax, visit with family and friends, or take an afternoon nap. Wide windows are framed with simple drapery to compliment the golf course and lake views.

Home Office Winners

1st Place

Before

Cassy Young

Georgia

Painted gray cabinets with paisley wallpaper mix with gray armchairs and a pink ottoman to create a feminine home office retreat. A soft area rug in gray, pink and coral completes the space.

2nd Place

Deborah Bettcher

Pennsylvania

The delightful key-themed fabric used on the arched valance establishes the color scheme and sets the tone for this chic workspace. A sophisticated metal leg desk balances out the weight of the existing brown sleeper sofa. The pink Ms Poodle lamp adds a pop of color and touch of whimsy to this well curated office.

3rd Place

Kathie Golson & Evelyng Jimenez

Florida

This elegant and bold office was inspired by modern and African influences. From the slim metal frame chairs and abstract artwork, to the hand-crafted hair-on-hide tribal rug, this space has the perfect balance of straight bold edges and soft white leather to make working at this executive desk ideal.

Kitchen Winners

1st Place

Before

Cassy Young

Georgia

This white and gray kitchen is fresh and clean. The stone floor, low maintenance quartz countertop and layout offer great work spaces for family meal prep. Shaped glass pendants and recessed cans provide balanced lighting. But the beautiful marble mosaic backsplash is the star of this kitchen.

2nd Place

Barbara Elliott & Jennifer Ward Woods

Georgia

This kitchen needed a bright new modern look with lots of storage. A palette of bright yellows, gray and turquoise was chosen. A combination of painted cabinets in white and gray was paired with a brilliant striped wall covering that was installed horizontally. The modern light fixtures, glass stove hood and acrylic hardware on the doors complete the look.

3rd Place

Lynne Jackson

Arkansas

This kitchen’s galley is an utterly breathtaking functional arrangement. The predominantly black granite waterfalls over the large island and anchors the space. The use of white glass tile with gray grout to the ceiling showcases the wall. The alluring transitional shades accent and complete the design.

Living Room Winners

1st Place

Before

Lynne Lawson & Laura Outland

Maryland

These clients wanted their great room to be impressive. For seating, a cream tufted skirted sofa with a variety of bronze, black and cream pillows was selected, along with two sets of golden faux silk damask wing chairs and a black matlesse bench. Stone and bronze tables, a custom area rug, gold leaf mirrors and lamps complete the space. Gold leafed faux iron grilles against the black gold trimmed walls are the divas of the room.

2nd Place

Catherine Pulcine

Ottawa

This tired room was crying out to become a modern entertainment space. Sleek porcelain fireplace tiles center the living area. Clean lines, ample seating and a striking area rug anchor the room and lighting brings it all to life.

3rd Place (tie)

Nalini Tandon

Virginia

The copper, gold and silver color palette is present from the floor to ceiling in this sophisticated living room. The large sofa and contemporary patterned chairs fill the room without making it feel busy, while patterned drapery panels create a finishing touch without tarnishing the view.


Kimberly Paulus

Texas

This striking transitional living space features reds and oranges. Impressive lighting selections fill the vertical space. A combination of a luxury sofa, stylish accent chairs and fashionable ottomans add versatility. Circular geometry emanating from focal artwork is repeated in the selection of accessories, wall art and tables.

Miscellaneous Winners

1st Place

Before

Saree Parry

Ottawa

A neutral color palette and thoughtful splashes of color have transformed this rustic, cottage style room into a cheerful and clutter-free, multi-purpose space. Mirrors enhance natural light. Calming, restorative energy and mindfulness abound.

2nd Place

Gretchen Curk

Kentucky

A smart use of space makes all the difference in this updated laundry room. Adding taller cabinets, countertops over laundry, and a shelf for detergent allows for ample working space. Pet storage uniquely incorporated. Updated and glam finishes are aesthetically pleasing.

3rd Place

Kathie Golson

Florida

This luxurious home theater is reminiscent of theaters in the 40’s. Red velvets with gold trim are used for both the tufted, reclining seat and the motorized drapery on a curved track. The wood paneled walls are a rich mahogany with upholstered sound boards and a black and gold chenille.

Window Treatment Winners

1st Place

Before

Peggy Herrick

Texas

Transitional buttonholed side panels of polyester viscose fabric was selected for a wall of windows 20’ in height. Lined panels are hung on custom boards using adjustable spindle medallions. The neutral gray lined panels are full length of the 20’’height of the wall and are angled to fit the sloop of the ceiling.

2nd Place

Kisha Lake

Georgia

This transitional bedroom design includes silky drapery panels with metallic accents which pairs perfectly with the soft palette of grays and blues, bold wallpaper and custom bedding.

3rd Place

Kathie Golson & Evelyng Jaminez

Florida

This ultra-luxe master bedroom features a beautiful window treatment that complements the bed and completes the space.