Tastemakers Awards

Big news to share! Terracotta was chosen Designer of the Year (the top spot) by Wayfair Inc. in the 2017 Trade Tastemakers Awards Competition. Wayfair Trade is a community of interior designers, architects and contractors. For the third- annual campaign, Wayfair Trade collaborated with design visionaries Chip Wade, Alison Victoria, and Sabrina Smelko to identify the top designs from more than 10,000 submissions, a record number for the program.

This year’s judges considered entries based on innovative and aesthetic in the following categories: Designer of the Year, Best Use of Color, Best Office Space, and Best Hospitality Space. “We are always amazed by the spectacular designs created by the talented members of the Trade program and thrilled to team up with our expert judges  to recognize those who are elevating the future of the industry,” said Jessica Dowling, head of Wayfair Trade.

Have a look…


The competition was fierce as judges sorted through thousands of submissions. Their decision was made and Terracotta Design Build became the 2017 Trade Tastemaker Designer of the Year.


Design Theory pic

Designtheory was awarded the 2017 Best Use of Color.



Design Renegades took the award for Best Office Space.



The Best Hospitality Space winner was Aline Architecture



People’s Choice went to Amy Kartheiser Design


Congrats to all of the winners! It was such an honor to share the spotlight with so many talented and innovative designers at an exclusive awards ceremony in New York. Click on the links to see more images with a Q&A from each designer. Thank you Wayfair, we are so proud of this prestigious award.


Photography credit: Max Flatow Photography and Jeff Herr Photography

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