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Vote for the Best Living/Dining Space in the Remodelista Considered Design Awards: Professional Category


Vote for the Best Living/Dining Space in the Remodelista Considered Design Awards: Professional Category

Meredith Swinehart July 21, 2014

Our judges have selected the finalists, now you choose the winners. Vote for the finalists in each of 17 Considered Design Awards categories, on both Remodelista and Gardenista. You can vote once a day in each category, now through August 8.

In the Best Living/Dining Space/Professional category, our five finalists are Alberto Marcos AMPS Architecture & Design, Massim Design Studio, Adrian-Hanson Design, Vaquero Architects, and Brian Paquette Interiors.

Project 1

Alberto Marcos AMPS Architecture & Design | UK and Madrid | Sacha House

Design Statement: A former drawing studio in Madrid was turned into a residence for an architect, a children’s furniture editor, and their three little girls.

Chosen by: Guest judge and New York Magazine design editor Wendy Goodman, who said the project “looks like a house for a young family and I love that. It’s open and easy, and the architecture and interiors work together in an elegant, modern way.”

Project 2

Massim Design Studio | Brooklyn, NY | Tiffany Place House

Design Statement: This unusual property, a modest three-story single-family house, is quietly set back from the street in Brooklyn’s family-friendly Cobble Hill neighborhood. Nestled among a multitude of oversize, converted residential factory buildings, the house is an urban oasis. Our use of exposed steel detailing and a muted palette with infrequent punctuations of color–for example, the red stair rail–was inspired by the property’s proximity to the working docklands of the East River and its industrial landscape, as well as by the owner’s desire for a simple, durable solution. The design draws inspiration from the colorful and industrial history of the area, balanced with the modern needs of a family home.

Chosen by: Remodelista editor in chief Julie Carlson, who said: “I love the crisp, geometric exposed steel detailing, and the clever under-stair storage cabinets and wine rack. Genius.”

Above: “Living room viewed from dining room.”

Above: “Reconfigured stair and interior balcony, dining room below.”

Above: “A detail of the under-stair built-ins.”

Project 3

Adrian-Hanson Design | Napa, CA | Napa Valley House

Design Statement: “We set out to create a relaxing indoor/outdoor living, dining, and cooking space that is luxurious, functional, and brings the sweeping views of the valley into the house. Modern elements are combined with upcycled wood from an old lodge. We created simple lines, used light strategically, and layered soothing grays and whites, textures and organic elements.”

Chosen by: Wendy Goodman, who said of the project: “I love it because the indoor/outdoor aspect of this residence is so organic and seamless. The hidden kitchen is heaven, one of the best I have seen, and the ‘chill room’ is a room I would love to chill in!”

Above: “View into the living area–Charles chaise from B&B Italia, petrified wood tables, moss decoration, and over the mantel a Cameroon headdress in white.”

Above: “View into the kitchen and dining area from the living section–the kitchen is completely hidden in the back wall.”

Above: “Adjoining ‘chill room’ with huge lounger, picture window, and rowdy boys.”

Above: “View into the living room and out to the valley. In this shot you can see steel plates on the exterior, antique Italian mirrors, and modern Scandinavian artwork.”

Project 4

Vaquero Architects | Madrid | Arrando House

Design Statement: “This apartment is in a building dating back to the first half of the last century with original floors and molding. We merged two levels into a single flat revolving around a main courtyard for a family of four.”

Chosen by: Julie Carlson, who said: “I love the mix of midcentury pieces, the striped rug, the walls of books; the interiors are casual and eclectic, and it looks like interesting people live here. I’d love to drop in for a drink.”

Project 5 

Brian Paquette Interiors | Seattle, WA | Tree House

Design Statement: “My own home, filled with treasures from travel and pieces by the makers and designers I truly love.” 

Chosen by: Julie Carlson, who said: “This space has an elevated first-apartment feel; I like the way Brian has mixed reasonably priced new pieces–the Blu Dot Strut table, for instance–with vintage furniture and lighting from local artisans Iacoli & McAllister, whose Frame Light illuminates the dining room table.”

Vote daily, now through August 8, on both Remodelista and Gardenista. Winners will be announced August 9.

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