Design Awards Go Gray

Just in time for fall, we spotted a gray theme in our design award winners.

The glass front door lets visitors know that what lies beyond may not be what they expect.

The kitchen, opposite the breakfast area has easy roof deck access via the NanaWall ( Traditional woodwork styling helps connect the modern with the traditional. Contractor Aaron Robinson made the cabinets.

The new living room is open to the kitchen and dining rooms.

Architect Rob Paulus incorporated the original fireplace in to the theater room wall. The large projection screen takes up one wall.

The steel and Douglas fir pieces fit together seamlessly.

A small, side porch off the master bedroom provides a more private outdoor setting for the owner.

Wills removed the casings on the doorways for a cleaner, lighter look.

For this Merit award basement project, architect Treffle LaFleche specified a dark stain for the concrete floor and a custom concrete countertop with flecks of ground up copper wire. It's made by Since it is custom, it doesn't have a name, but concrete is gray, so for the purposes of this slideshow, we're going to call it ghost gray.

For this "marble box" bathroom design, DeRhodes Construction used honed Carrera marble throughout to lovely effect. Overhead recessed lighting by Lightolier ( illumates the space.

As part of the second phase of a whole-house remodel, DeRhodes Construction redesigned this master bathroom, incorporating custom features and details. On the marble wall of the vanity, two piece mirrors border a narrow window. The team mitered, beveled, and fabricated marble to give the impression of large columns and beams. Below, custom, hand-painted cabinetry provides storage.

Aspects of the villa's facade include Ludowici ( clay tile, Haddonstone for the exterior cast stone, terra cotta medallions by Saint Paul Fabricating (, and Marvin Ultimate windows (

Highlights of the kitchen redesign include a large central island, cherry cabinets by KingWood Fine Cabinetry (, and improved lighting throughout.

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