This June I became a Design Excellence Competition winner.
Just recently I’ve been sitting in a room filled with seriously talented interior designers at the annual gala dedicated to the Design Excellence Competition winner ASID, New Jersey. Their projects’ photos were sliding on a widescreen. Each one was better than the next. I felt inspired by the creativity and complexity of the work of my designer friends. Then something familiar showed up on the screen. It was my project! I almost jumped off my seat. I was one of the winners for a residential project for a house of less than 2,500 square feet!
I am humbled and grateful to receive an award for the 2017 Design Excellence Competition! It was a long ride that took almost a year from the design concept to the last picture nail. Together with amazing artisans and contractors, I was able to design and build a family room, including a custom entertainment center, select stone, and beautiful mosaics, all the furnishings, remodel the powder room, select all the colors, lighting, finishes, and accessories. I managed all the deliveries, supervised the installations, designed window treatments, and all the hardware. I stayed within the budget and the time frame.
As a result, the clients live in a comfortable and friendly home they wanted. They say that it reflects their personality and lifestyle exactly.
“We love sitting in our family room on our comfortable couches, watching the fireplace burn and admiring our beautiful wall unit (which Marina designed and brought to life). The dining room and the powder room are EXACTLY what I was hoping for but would never have a vision. I love, love my home!”
The pictures of BEFORE and AFTER are now submitted for an editorial review of the Design Excellence Competition media so I can’t publish them here yet 🙁 but soon!