Our judges have chosen the finalists, now you choose the winners. Vote for your favorite projects in our 2018 Considered Design Awards, once per day in each of the
Remodelista and Gardenista categories. Voting closes at midnight on August 3, and winners will be announced on August 8.
Below, browse the finalists in the best
Amateur Living/Dining category, then head to our awards page to Vote.
N.B.: Curious to know who’s winning? We reveal the rankings when you vote in each category.
Above: Artist Lorraine Pennington‘s Art Studio Bungalo does double-duty as a living/dining space and a studio where clients can view her art. Editor in chief Julie Carlson chose this project for its “artful mix of organic materials and the calming palette.” Above: Amateur Kari’s fixer-upper Modern Cabin is only 1,100 square feet, but the cathedral ceilings make it feel vast. Guest judge Stephen Alesch praised “the restraint to not put in hanging light fixtures on the rafters—it keeps it so airy. And, the combination of the distant view on one side and the inward-facing inner courtyard is a great combination of feeling.” Above: “I wanted to compliment the original walnut paneling, bookcase, and buffet with a mix of vintage and new pieces,” says amateur Greg of his Vintage Modern Dream Space. Guest judge Stephen calls it “a really disciplined execution of midcentury—a perfect sanctuary to listen to old school West Coast jazz and draw abstract doodles to the music.” Above: Amateur remodelers Ely and Danielle spent two years fixing up their 1970s A-frame, which they call The Hunter Greenhouse. Says guest judge Stephen: “What a perfect little hideout—full of surprise and compact good energy!” Above: Janet wrangled a 9,500-square-foot loft in North Carolina into a Live-Work Studio Loft. Julie chose this project for its flexibility: “The loft doubles as a photography gallery and functions equally well as a living space,” she says. Photograph by Burk Uzzle.
Have you chosen your favorite? Head to the
Amateur Living/Dining category page to vote.
Don’t forget to vote once per day in all contest categories on both
Remodelista and Gardenista, now through August 3.