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VISION Design and Workroom Competition Awards Announces Winners

VISION Design and Workroom Competition Awards announces winners 

St. Paul, Minn.—The annual VISION Design + Workroom Competition Awards, sponsored by Window Fashion VISION magazine, announced the winners of the annual contest in an online ceremony on June 24. Over two dozen interior designers and workrooms from 10 states were honored for their excellence in drapery design, motorized window treatment installations, combination and top treatments, and much more. 

“Window treatments are the jewelry of the home—the finishing touch that makes a room look beautiful and welcoming,” said Grace McNamara, owner and publisher of Window Fashion VISION. “They also play a functional role, providing light and UV control, privacy and, in some cases, greater energy efficiency. We love to honor the professionals who are doing excellent work with these important products through our program every year.” 

In addition to awards in two broad categories—design and workroom—Window Fashion VISION honors two professionals as its Designer of the Year and Workroom of the Year. Top honors in 2021 went to Brandi and Samantha Day with Day Design LLC in Fort Worth, Texas, and Leslie Excell with Excell In Design Group in Margate, Florida. 

Winners of the Design Competition Awards will have their work shows in the July + August edition of Window Fashion VISION. Workroom Competition Award recipients will be featured in the September + October issue. 

A complete list of winners is below:

Design Competition

Combination Treatments

  • First Place: Katherine Wozniak, Kathleen Glynn and Madeline Kavanaugh, Katherine Elizabeth Designs, Barrington, Illinois
  • Second Place (tie): Jill Ballew, High Country Drapery Designs, Chickamauga, Georgia, and Brandi and Samantha Day, Day Design LLC, Fort Worth, Texas

Curtains and Draperies

  • First Place: Barbara Elliott and Jennifer Ward-Woods, The Sisters and Company – Decorating Den Interiors, Stone Mountain, Georgia
  • Second Place (tie): Marni Sugerman, Decorating Den Interiors, Mamaroneck, New York, and John McElroy, Window-ology, Pleasanton, California

Decorative Hardware and Trim

  • First Place: Brandi and Samantha Day, Day Design LLC, Fort Worth, Texas
  • Second Place: Keely Hersh, Right at Home Interiors, Placerville, California

Soft Shades

  • First Place: Jill Ballew, High Country Drapery Designs, Chickamauga, Georgia
  • Second Place: Keely Hersh, Right at Home Interiors, Placerville, California

Specialty Window Fashions

  • First Place: Brandi and Samantha Day, Day Design LLC, Fort Worth, Texas
  • Second Place: Barbara Elliott and Jennifer Ward-Woods, The Sisters and Company – Decorating Den Interiors, Stone Mountain, Georgia

Top Treatments

  • First Place: Sunny Sun, Fu’s Drapery, Irwindale, California
  • Second Place: Amy Wolff, Amy Wolff Interiors, Scottsdale, Arizona

Whole Room Integration

  • First Place: Brenda Miller, The Miller House, Stephens City, Virginia
  • Second Place (tie): Barbara Elliott and Jennifer Ward-Woods, The Sisters and Company – Decorating Den Interiors, Stone Mountain, Georgia, and Lori Yanez, Sheffield Furniture & Interiors, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania

Commercial

  • First Place: Elizabeth Gerdes, Stitch Above the Rest, Woodstock, Georgia
  • Second Place: Olga Polyanskaya, Drapery Expressions and Blinds, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Motorization

  • First Place: Jill Ballew, High Country Drapery Designs, Chickamauga, Georgia
  • Second Place: Marni Sugerman, Decorating Den Interiors, Mamaroneck, New York
Draperies from Leslie Excell of Excell in Design Group
Draperies from Leslie Excell of Excell in Design Group

 

Workroom

Bedding and Pillows

  • First Place: Brandi and Samantha Day, Day Design LLC, Fort Worth, Texas
  • Second Place: Leslie Excell, Excell In Design Group, Margate, Florida

Combination Treatments

  • First Place: Laura Nelson, Sew Nice Creations, West Lafayette, Indiana
  • Second Place: Brandi and Samantha Day, Day Design LLC, Fort Worth, Texas

Curtains and Draperies

  • First Place: Elizabeth Gerdes, Stitch Above the Rest, Woodstock, Georgia
  • Second Place: Olga Polyanskaya, Drapery Expressions and Blinds, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Ingenious Installations

  • First Place: Brandi and Samantha Day, Day Design LLC, Fort Worth, Texas
  • Second Place: Leslie Excell, Excell In Design Group, Margate, Florida

Specialty Window Fashions

  • First Place: Leslie Excell, Excell In Design Group, Margate, Florida
  • Second Place: Brandi and Samantha Day, Day Design LLC, Fort Worth, Texas

Top Treatments 

  • First Place: Olga Polyanskaya, Drapery Expressions and Blinds, Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Second Place: Elizabeth Gerdes, Stitch Above the Rest, Woodstock, Georgia

Upholstery

  • First Place: Darin Filhaber, The Marquis Design Group, West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Second Place: Elizabeth Gerdes, Stitch Above the Rest, Woodstock, Georgia

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