Is everyone holidayed out? Well… sit back, relax and enjoy—
Welcome to the first annual
BEST OF INTERIOR DESIGN AWARDS For 2015
Tell me that this was difficult.
No, strike that.
But that didn’t stop me. :]
The original premise was to take rooms that were done in 2015, or at least presented in 2015, but since I try to keep most blog posts down to a max spent of 25 hours, that was impossible. Instead, the rooms either came out this year, or appeared in a previous post on laurel home–this year–for the most part. haha!
In addition, yes, this is an autocracy. Just me voting. Maybe another year, I’ll be able to do it differently, but for now, the idea is to have a recap of some exceptional interiors plus other categories pertaining to interior decor and design. By all means, if you have some rooms to share, please feel free to do so. The spam filter might catch you if you do more than one link, however.
So, what made these rooms and sources the best of the best of the best?
That’s not easy to say either because of course, it’s subjective. However, in each category, the winner displayed a creative genius that has something extra special, IMO.
(please don’t say “wow factor” or I will puke in your face.)
And it doesn’t necessarily mean the most opulent. In fact, the word makes me cringe a little.
Ahhh… time is fleeting and the holiday weekend, nearly over so let us begin.
The first Shelfie is for…
Case in point is the The exquisite no-need-to-gild-this-lily of an entrance in the home of CEO of First Dibs Michael Bruno. And the shelfie goes to the brilliant designer, Windsor Smith, via Elle Decor. I adore the simplicity of the white walls, trim juxtaposed against the ebony floors and elegant styling.
BEST LIVING ROOM
BEST DINING ROOM
And the Shelfie again goes to Ashley Whittaker! She’s a symmetry girl, so she definitely needs two!
I absolutely adore this fresh white bathroom by Studio McGee! Some of you may recall, I hi-lighted them here in a post about Benjamin Moore’s color of the year, Simply White paint. They know how to do white!
it’s not exactly my style, but it’s just so very well-done, IMO.
BEST HOME OFFICE
From my very post this year about how your home office can be dangerous to your health. lol
Alright. it’s not really an office and that is precisely why I chose it. Your office can be anywhere and I love the idea that it all gets tucked away in this charming cabinet and then closed up when work is finished, or maybe never!
BEST PHYSICAL INTERIOR DESIGN AND FURNISHINGS SHOP
It’s a tie! Tone on Tone Antiques and Rivers Spencer!
I have frequently
stolen posted images from Loi’s magnificent blog. He and his partner Tom Troeschel have amassed one of the finest collections of Swedish and European antiques and accessories this side of the Atlantic! I do hope to visit one day!
If this is where I worked, I would never go home! For more of River’s work please click here.
BEST INTERIOR DESIGN AND FURNISHINGS ONLINE SHOP
Interior designer Brooke Giannetti and her architect husband Steve have created an amazing collaboration in their body of work. They also have a stunning online shop filled with their own custom designs as well as fine antiques. Please also check out Brooke’s brilliantly gorgeous blog– Velvet and Linen.
BEST INTERIOR DESIGN BOOK
There are many but the stand-out for me is Windsor Smith’s HOME FRONT
BEST INTERIOR DESIGN MAGAZINE
Oh gosh! They’re all wonderful! But, I’ve become quite partial to Lonny. The designs feel accessible and the photography is stunning!
BEST INTERIOR DESIGN BLOG
BEST INTERIOR DESIGN PINTEREST ACCOUNT
I follow several hundred people on pinterest and I could name at least a couple hundred of them that are superb, but the one that has always jumped out at me is that of the brilliant David Fuller. (TheFullerView) He’s a photographer and stylist with an amazing eye.
BEST INTERIOR DESIGN INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT
I adore Mecox Gardens. They have wonderful vignettes with great ideas for the most stylish styling. And a shamelessly adorable doggie-model!
BEST INTERIOR DESIGNER OF 2015
And the shelfie goes to…
This interior design duo have both been giants in the industry for decades. Yet, they have managed to not only keep on burning strong, but with seemingly more and more vigor each season. And for that alone, they deserve all of the recognition they can get.
Please enjoy a wonderful article that appeared in House Beautiful recently. Their advice is a treasure. I especially love:
How appropriate to remember this as we are about to close out another year.
If I don’t “see” you online before the year’s end, best wishes for a beautiful, peaceful New Year and beyond!