Gala Reception Honors 2013 Top Design Award Winners

By Michaelle Bradford | Posted: 02/27/2013 9:00PM


click image to zoomAffordable Closets EDISON, NJ — Winners of the 7th Annual Closets Top Shelf Design awards were announced Feb. 27 during a gala awards reception at the Sheraton Edison Hotel Raritan Center in Edison, NJ.These awards are given annually to honor designers for their creative closet and home organizational designs.

Winners were announced in the categories below with the overall Top Shelf Design award going to DeVoe Martin, Affordable Closets Plus for "Hidden Treasure Trove Dressing Room" in the Closet: Wood/Veneer, over 18 linear feet category. The People's Choice award went to Harold Locklear, Locklear Cabinet & Woodwork Inc. for "Mobile Showroom" in the Showroom category.

Top Shelf Design Winners

Winner: Charles Waterman, Closets By Design, PA for "Exton, PA Showroom"
Honorable Mention: Harold Locklear, Locklear Cabinet & Woodwork for "Mobile Showroom"

Garage: 1,000 square feet or less
Winner: Debbie Cantrell, Closets by Design, VA for "Simple, Sleek, Silver Garage"
Honorable Mention: Doreen Stanulonis, Westchester Woodworking for "1249 Garage"

Garage: more than 1,000 square feet
Winner: Maria Kapourelos, Closets By Design, PA for "Three Car Plus Garage"
Honorable Mention: Anthony Scaletta, Encore Garage for "Chateau Garage"

Home Office: 150 square feet or less
Winner: Dave Skinner, WeDoClosets for "Man Cave or Hotel? You Decide!"
Honorable Mention: Tom Mayfield, Closet Organizing Systems for "Multifaceted Office Space"

Home Office: more than 150 square feet
Winner: Bonnie Carlin, Royal Palm Closet Design and Fine Cabinetry for "Gulf Harbor Home Office"
Honorable Mention: Diana Augspurger, Creative Storage for "Classic Working Office"

Closet: Reach-in
Winner: Susan Gelwicks Thompson, The Closet Designer
Honorable Mention: Nancy Langway, Expert Closets

Closet: melamine/other, 18 linear feet or less
Winner: DeVoe Martin, Affordable Closets Plus for "The White Dressing Room"
Honorable Mention: Larry Fox, Valet Custom Cabinets & Closets for "External Wardrobe and Entertianment Center"

Closet: melamine/other, more than 18 linear feet
Winner: Pamela Taylor, Capitol Closet Design for "Dressing Room Suite"
Honorable Mention: Harut Varuzhanyan, Artwood Design for "JRR Alyse"

Closet: solid wood and/or veneer/other, more than 18 linear feet
Winner: DeVoe Martin, Affordable Closets Plus for "Hidden Treasure Trove Dressing Room 2012"
Honorable Mention: David Smith, Fabrication Specialists for "Armentrout Custom Closet"

Specialty Rooms: (pantry, craft, wine, laundry, mudroom)
Winner: DeVoe Martin, Affordable Closets Plus for "Passage Way of Art"
Honorable Mention: Donna Siben, Closet Organizing Systems for "5 in 1 Mudroom"

Special thanks to our panel of Top Shelf Design award judges: Joyce Hardison, Closet Crafters, Denise Butchko, Butchko & Co., and Angelia York, St. Louis Closet Co.

And for the first time, the 20th Annual Custom Woodworking Business Design Portfolio award winners will be presented.

2013 Top Shelf Design award winners will be featured in the April issue of Closets.


Simple, Sleek, Silver Garage

Garage: 1,000 square feet or less


Debbie Cantrell

Closets By Design VA

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Michaelle Bradford

Michaelle Bradford is Managing Editor of Woodworking Network magazine and Custom Built Interiors Weekly eNewsletter. She can be reached at or Google+.

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