2019 DHDA: Details

2019 Design Awards – Details

2019 Detroit Home Design Awards

Judges | Details | Exteriors | Interiors | Commercial Design
Homes | Rising Star | Reader’s Choice


Millwork

Photograph by Beth Singer

1st – VanBrouck | Luxe Homes, with Oliver Max Interiors

Beautiful, dark-stained walnut millwork unifies the open floor plan of this modern-organic Prairie-style home, creating a sense of embracing warmth and a cohesive flow. To add to the sense of flow, the articulated horizontal and vertical line of the architecture are repeated throughout the design of this millwork.


Photograph by Beth Singer

2nd – Probuilt Woodworking, with Campion Platt


Photograph by Martin Vecchio

3rd – Dayna Flory Interiors, with Petrucci Johnson Homes


Stair and Railing

Photograph by Justin Maconochie

1st – Templeton Building Company, with Duncan Fuller Interiors 

A contemporary design with a facade full of windows exposes the stair and railing in this home. The stair and railing add detail while creating a functional entry into the second-level living space, and the design complements the lines of the windows, rafters, and exterior stone. The iron-railing and risers, and rift-and-quartered white oak treads in jet black, stand strong against a white wall, while the railing serves as a border for the open living area.


Photograph by MIR Photography

2nd – AZD Architects, with Force Building Company

Judge’s Insights:
The minimalistic staircase by AZD Architects/Force Building Company creates a bold, geometric design. Kudos on doing something different!
— Judge Meg Lonergan


Photograph by Jeff Garland

3rd – Angelini & Associates, with Christopher John Robert Laycock, LLC


Decorative Glass and Mirror

Photograph by Beth Singer

1st – Vogue Furniture

When revamping an old bathroom in this lake house, the approach was to start with a blank slate by removing all existing par- titions and doors. A metal and milk-glass wall with a functioning transom and in- tegrated door was designed and fabricated to divide the space and provide privacy, while allowing light to filter in from the shower, water-closet, bath, and dressing room. The welded, steel-framed his-and-hers vanities have inlaid white glass panels with integrated steel-framed mirrors above.


Photograph by Beth Singer

2nd – VanBrouck | Luxe Homes, with Oliver Max Interiors


Photograph by Andrew Potter

3rd – Shannon Rosati of Maison Blanc Interiors

Judge’s Insights:
Shannon Rosati of Maison Blanc Interiors presents an excellent use of glass to create the illusion of more space. So sleek and beautiful.
— Judge Barrie Spang


Interior Use of Stone

Photograph by Mike Kline

1st – Heller & Associates

This home’s exterior use of Fond du Lac split-faced limestone is carried to the interior and wrapped around this gorgeous, double-sided fireplace. The dark-stained, 5-inch rift-cut white oak floors are fitted to the floor-to-ceiling stone wall. The floating limestone hearth cantilevered off the stone wall creates a place to sit and warm oneself by the fire.


Photograph by Martin Vecchio

2nd – Maison Birmingham


Photograph by Beth Singer

3rd – Arteva Homes, with Beaver Tile & Stone


Interior Use of Tile

Photograph by Beth Singer

1st – VanBrouck | Luxe Homes, with Oliver Max Interiors

The design of the “Turkish spa” in the lower level of this chic European Villa-style residence was inspired by the architecture and geometric tile patterns of historic Turkish baths. It’s an extension of a mind-body-soul wellness area that includes a barre as well as yoga and exercise spaces, and was styled after an upscale spa in a chic boutique hotel. The design features a combination of large- and small-scale mosaic tiles, mixing a variety of bold geometric patterns with subdued mosaic designs.


Photograph by EE Berger

2nd – Pewabic Pottery

Judge’s Insights:
Pewabic Pottery had a fun idea to have Frank Lloyd Wright as the inspiration behind this tile scheme!
— Judge Meg Lonergan


Photograph by Mike Kline

3rd – Heller & Associates


Interior/Exterior Lighting

Photograph by Carlson Productions

1st – Tutto Interiors, with DesRosiers Architects

With a wide-open space, the interior lighting selections were meticu- lously chosen to ensure cohesiveness. The five- tiered modern chandelier in the great room was
the greatest challenge to install, and took months of collaboration. Some of the most tedious details end up being the most rewarding.


Photograph by James Haefner

2nd – DesRosiers Architects


Photograph by Mike Kline

3rd – Heller & Associates


Fireplace

Photograph by James Haefner

1st – DesRosiers Architects

This horizontal see-through fireplace is composed of Indiana northern buffed limestone. The expansive, hand-chiseled mantle is suspended above a 14-foot-long cantilevered hearth, which allows extra seating when needed. The wall panels and art niches are rift-cut natural white oak, adding warmth to the great room. A hidden door panel creates a short cut to the adjacent study.


Photograph by Beth Singer

2nd – VanBrouck|Luxe Homes, with Oliver Max Interiors

Judge’s Insights:
What a beautiful two-sided fireplace! I love the use of reverse painted glass on the living room side of this fireplace by VanBrouck|Luxe Homes/Oliver Max Interiors.
— Judge Barrie Spang


Photograph by Alanna St. Laurent

3rd – AZD Architects, with EuroTech Homes


Custom Cabinet Installation

Photograph by Martin Vecchio

1st – Maison Birmingham

This kitchen balances high style with functionality, while embracing both modern and traditional aes- thetics. There are a number of different finishes, but all are from a refined palette. The homeowners are both short and enjoy cooking, so the upper cabinet doors are motorized; the doors go up and down with just a touch. They also feature pretty lights inside, illuminating the walnut interiors, serving platters, and bowls. Note the unlacquered brass trim along the bottom edges of the cabinets and hood to tie into the other hardware and plumbing fixtures in the kitchen.


Photograph by Carlson Productions

2nd – Tutto Interiors, with DesRosiers Architects


Photograph by Martin Vecchio

3rd – Dayna Flory Interiors, with Petrucci Johnson Homes


Custom Furniture

Photograph by Steve Kroodsma

1st – Vogue Furniture, with Stefani & Co.

Inspired by the client’s admiration for Italian architect and designer Ico Parisi, a circa-1975 credenza was masterfully reproduced. It features crisp precision profiles that frame the three cabinet doors with 25 hand-turned solid brass buttons and a custom keyhole lock, with a bleached fiddleback maple interior and a hand-rubbed black enamel exterior. It’s supported by a delicate, sol- id-polished brass V-shaped base and complemented by jewelry-quality metalwork. Like a fine Italian tuxedo, this credenza (only part of it is shown here) is sophisticated, sharp, and timeless.


Photograph by Janina Comoundouros

2nd – Mike Nickopoulos of M. William Designs, with EuroCraft Interiors


Photograph by Beth Singer

3rd – Meg Corley


Flooring/Rugs

Photograph by Carlson Productions

1st – Tutto Interiors, with DesRosiers Architects

This 8,000-square-foot home’s entire main floor has been enhanced by an 18- by 36-foot Italian porcelain floor that’s perfect for a pet-friendly environment. This collection draws its inspiration from authentic marble and has all the remarkable traits and beauty of real marble, but is totally maintenance-free. For added detail in the entrance area (not shown), a white porcelain sand border surrounds beautiful, octagon-shaped cement tile.


Photograph by Alex Norris

2nd – Gingham Girl Designs

Designer’s Goal:
The floors were the first addition to this newly added basement bar. (I wanted the) materials of brick and wood-like ceramic tile to convey a true nostalgic rustic farm feature.
— Gingham Girl Designs


Photograph by Mike Kline

3rd – Heller & Associates with Marylinn Silberman of Studio Loft


Repurposed Furniture

Photograph by Martin Vecchio

1st – Dayna Flory Interiors

The antique carved furniture these homeowners had inherited needed to be refreshed. Many hours of sanding and refinishing later, the pieces have new life. A dark espresso stain updated the look, while keeping the pieces similar to their original form. A light velvet, used to upholster the sofa, makes the wood accents pop and brightens it up. The chair, upholstered in a charcoal gray herringbone, now has a rich look. These pieces add so much interest, and layering them with some modern furniture silhouettes makes them even more appealing.

Judge’s Insights:
I love how Dayna Flory Interiors figured out the best way to update family pieces for a new space. The velvet adds great texture and contrast to the room.
— Judge Meg Lonergan


Photograph by Jeff Garland

2nd – Staci A. Meyers of S[A]M Interiors


Photograph by Alex Norris

3rd – Gingham Girl Designs


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