Design Award Winners Honored at KBIS by NKBA

by Anita Shaw

ORLANDO, FL — The National Kitchen & Bath Association has honored the winners of its Design + Industry Awards, an annual competition that honors achievements in kitchen, bath, showroom, and student design.

The awards were presented during ceremonies in conjunction with the NKBA-owned 2022 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) in Orlando. The program was sponsored by Beko appliances, 2020 Design Software, and Home Depot.

Among the competition’s winners were:

n Best Overall Kitchen: Jonas Carnemark, CKD, CLIPP, CR, owner and founder, Konst Kitchen Interior Design.

n Best Overall Bath: Gina D’Amore Bauerle, partner and interior Designer at D’Amore Interiors.

n Best Contemporary Kitchen, Large (250 sq. ft and over): First Place, Jonas Carnemark, CKD, CLIPP, CR, owner and founder, Konst Kitchen Interior Design; Second Place, Kristin Petro, owner, Kristin Petro Interiors; Third Place, Amir Ilin, president, Küche+Cucina.

n Best Contemporary Kitchen, Small (under 250 sq. ft.): First Place, Shai Arviv, CEO and Chief Designer, Decori Kitchens; Second Place, Andrew Mikhael, owner, Andrew Mikhael Architect; Third Place, Doug Walter, CMKBD, owner, Doug Walter Architects/co-designer Katy Skye Booream, Katy Skye Interiors.

n Traditional Kitchen, Large (250 sq. ft and over): First Place, Shea Pumarejo, CMKBD, owner and principal designer, Younique Designs; Second Place, Reisa Pollard, lead designer and owner, Beyond Beige Interior Design/co-designer Megan Bouchard, senior designer, Beyond Beige Interior Design’ Third Place, Shai Arviv, CEO and chief designer, Decori Kitchens/co-Designer: Elizabeth Gray, Elizabeth Ann Décor.

n Traditional Kitchen, Small (Under 250 sq. ft): First Place, Courtney Zanelli, CMKBD, Courtney Zanelli, LLC; Second Place, Ami McKay, founder and creative designer of PURE Design Inc.; Third Place, Kimberly Platt, Designer, Mannino Cabinetry/co-designer: Rosario Mannino, AIA, LEED AP, RS Mannino Architecture.

n Contemporary Bath, Large (250 sq. ft and over): First Place, Sandra Diaz-Velasco, AIA, ASID, LEED AP BD+C, principal architect, EOLO A&I Design; Second Place, Patricia Calasich, designer-in-chief, KasaMia Interiors; Third Place, Gina D’Amore Bauerle, partner and interior designer, D’Amore Interiors.

n Contemporary Bath, Small (Under 250 sq. ft: First Place, Gina D’Amore Bauerle, partner and interior designer, D’Amore Interiors; Second Place, Sandra Diaz-Velasco; Third Place, Candace Nordquist, CMKBD, CLIPP, owner, Candace Nordquist Interiors.

n Traditional Bath, Large (250 sq. ft and over): First Place, Shea Pumarejo, CMKBD, owner and principal designer, Younique Designs; Second Place, Catherine Jake Galang, founder, Ilustracion By Jake; Third Place, Gina D’Amore Bauerle, partner and interior Designer, D’Amore Interiors.

n Traditional Bath, Small (Under 250 sq. ft): First Place, Gina D’Amore Bauerle, partner and Interior Designer, D’Amore Interiors; Second Place, Michelle Youell, principal, Natural Domain Interiors; Third Place, Wanda Weston, CKBD, principal designer, WW Design Studio.

n Clay Lyon Builder-Remodeler: Megan Jean Tennant, Forte Design Studio.

n Outdoor Kitchen: Candace Norquist, CMKBD, CLIPP, Candace Norquist Interiors.

Also recognized were the winners of the 2022 Student Design Competition, sponsored by Fisher & Paykel. First place in the bath category was awarded to Fatimah Satya, Mt. San Antonio College. First place in kitchens went to Rania Bouza, Mt. San Antonio College.

In addition, Innovative Showroom Awards were presented to Design Galleria Kitchen & Bath Studio, Nashville, TN; Middleby Residential Dallas Showroom, Dallas, TX; Fiandre and The Stone Collection.

The NKBA’s annual Chairman’s Award was presented to Kohler Kitchen and Bath North America President Shawn Oldenhoff.

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