Bringing home the GOLD & SILVER
We. Are. So. Thrilled!
The details…Designers from across the state were honored Dec. 1 at the inaugural Georgia Design Awards Gala, produced by Atlanta magazine and Atlanta Magazine’s HOME. The event brought together all segments of the design community, including architecture, construction, and interior design, to recognize excellence and highlight outstanding projects. The event, held at The Starling in Midtown Atlanta, was sponsored by the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center (ADAC), AmericasMart Atlanta, Construction Resources, Circa Lighting, the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), The Starling, and Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove. Entrants submitted a wide variety of projects ranging from single rooms and product installations to entire homes and public spaces. Entries were judged by an independent panel of design professionals from outside of Georgia. The judges selected gold, silver, and bronze winners in each of four categories: interiors, residential architecture, outdoor spaces, and contract design.
Terracotta was awarded Gold for Interiors, residence up to 4,000SF. That would be one of our faves, the Druid Hills home that has been a historical gem from the day it was first imagined by the architect Leila Ross Wilburn. The home is steeped in great design and enjoys the stewardship of perfect homeowners that are intent on guarding its legacy, while creating fresh and energetic spaces for hosting family and friends. In this whole-house makeover, our interior design team used a rich color palette, lots of texture, and high impact furnishings and accessories to achieve a dramatic yet inviting abode. Large steel and glass doors open from the family room onto the pool terrace, with a spacious kitchen anchored by a custom Ambrosia Maple extendable dining table. Step by step, we carefully transformed each space, being mindful of the home’s past while bringing it into the present.
Terracotta also took home a silver award for kitchens up to 200SF. We love our bungalow kitchens and this one is a charmer. Affectionately named the Tempe Blue Kitchen, it’s small but seriously mighty, designed for serious gourmet cooks. Although the layout only shifted a few inches here and there, the transition is significant, much more efficient for cooking, and anything but timid. All new custom cabinets cleverly hide tons of storage, new appliances that includes a six-burner professional-grade BlueStar range with French doors, marble countertops, and a crisp white backsplash tile nearly complete the makeover. A niche in the fridge cabinet has a magnetic knife rack, while pans and tools hang neatly from hooks on wall-mount rods. Add in details like reclaimed wood shelves, displaying a collection of vintage bowls, positioned over the high-arc industrial-style faucet and you have a transformation. The signature statement for this transformation is definitely the strong blue color, Tempe Star SW #6229, that has small hints of green and gray. Bravo to the bold blue.
We are honored to be recognized by this prestigious design community. Congratulations to all of our peers and many thanks to the judges, Sean McGinnis, president and publisher of Atlanta magazine and Atlanta Magazine’s HOME, and Betsy Riley, editor in chief of Atlanta magazine and editorial director of Atlanta Magazine’s HOME.
As always, we appreciate the amazing images by Jeff Herr.