Kitchen & Bath Design News

AUG 2019

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Carnemark appreciated the dimensionality in the sec- ond-place winner, while McFadden praised the decision not to put cabinets on the wall. Indeed, the judges agreed that sometimes, the best designs are as much about what's not there as what is. For instance, in the first place winner of the Master Bathrooms Under $50,000 category, McFadden notes, "They let a space be a space with- out jamming something in there. A little goes a long way." And in the winner of the Best Universal Design category, Peterson noted that the Universal Design elements "look so good, you don't know they're there." WINNING TRENDS Other winning trends cited by the judges included: • A growing interest in statement or sculptural lighting, as well as more collections of interesting pendants in the kitchen; • Use of stone or stone-look fronts as well as stone walls in the kitchen to add textural interest; • More interest in using metal in the kitchen; • A greater focus on showing off collections with open shelves in the kitchen: thick wood shelves, metal shelves hanging from the ceiling, etc.; • Fewer wall cabinets and more windows, or even full walls of windows; • Simplicity of design, with clean lines and beautiful details making the space shine. While different elements appealed to different judges, all agreed that the best projects showed a mastery of the details, balancing form and function, while offering a fresh take on today's hottest trends. On pages 36-74, KBDN shares expanded coverage of all of the winning projects. For more insights from this year's judg- es, visit ▪ TREND: HIGH CONTRAST Designed by Mike Brown and Aileen Salva Brown, Paragon Kitchens TREND: NO-THRESHOLD SHOWERS Designed by Colette Rodon Hornof, Vesta TREND: LAYERED COUNTERTOPS Designed by Bana Choura, Choura Architecture PC TREND: STATEMENT LIGHTING Designed by Paul Bentham, Lauren Levant Interior TREND: ORGANIC ELEMENTS Designed by Krista Agapito, S&W Kitchens TREND: DRAMATIC DETAILS Designed by Lung-Shan Chang, Kitchen Designs by Ken Kelly Inc. Photo: Rickie Agapito Photo: Ric Marder, Ric Marder Imagery LLC Photo: Alan Shortall Photo: Jason Hartog, Jason Hartog Photography Photo: Phillip Ennis Photo: Dave Bryce Photography August 2019 • 35

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