Top Shelf Design Awards - Winning Designs

Posted: 03/14/2011 2:58PM

 

Winners of our fifth annual Top Shelf Design Awards were announced Feb. 23 at the Top Shelf and Pioneer Awards Presentation & Industry Networking Reception held during the 2011 Closets & Home Organization Conference & Expo in Charlotte, NC. The event was the highlight of a successful opening day, with most winners on hand to pick up their awards and enjoy applause from the crowd.

Congratulations to all top winners and honorable mentions and to everyone who entered — all the projects were beautiful. A special thanks to our judges: Denise Butchko, Butchko & Co.; Joyce Hardison, Closet Crafters; and Angelia York, St. Louis Closet Co.

Keep checking closetsmagazine.com/topshelf for more information on how to enter the 2012 competition, which will include new categories.

Walk-In Wood/Veneer, More Than 18 Linear Feet
Winner
: Harold Locklear, Locklear Cabinet & Woodworks, Rowland, NC
Honorable Mention
: Lisa Adams, LA Closet Designs, West Hollywood, CA

Walk-In Wood/Veneer, 18 Linear Feet or Less

Winner
: Mike Garaghty, Anthony's Custom Closets, Shower Doors and More, Yaphank, NY

Walk-In, Melamine, More Than 18 Linear Feet

Winner
: Mark Olson, Valet Custom Cabinets and Closets, Campbell, CA
Honorable Mention
: Sue Tinker, Closet Works, Elmhurst, IL

Walk-In, Melamine, 18 Linear Feet or Less

Winner
: Diana Augspurger, Creative Storage, Buffalo, NY
Honorable Mention
: Garrett Gerst, ClosetSmith Inc., Alpharetta, GA

Closet Reach-In

Winner
: Ellyn Elstein, Creative Closets, Allentown, PA
Honorable Mention
: Steven Kerwick, Up-N-Atom Design, Jacksonville, FL

Home Office, More Than 150 Square Feet

Winner
: Nanci Lewis and Betsy Bergin, Premiere Design Closets, Nashville, TN
Honorable Mention
: Derrek Holland, The Closet Doctor, Lincoln, CA

Home Office, 150 Square Feet or Less

Winner
: Derrek Holland, The Closet Doctor, Lincoln, CA
Honorable Mention
: Janet Stevenson, Closet City, Montgomeryville, PA

Garage, More Than 1,000 Square Feet

Winner
: Lynn Casanova, Closet Works, Elmhurst, IL

Garage, 1,000 Square Feet or Less

Winner
: Derrek Holland, The Closet Doctor, Lincoln, CA
Honorable Mention
: Bill Curran, Closet Organizing Systems, East Dundee, IL

WALK-IN, WOOD/VENEER, MORE THAN 18 LINEAR FEET
Overall Winner and Category Winner
Harold Locklear, Locklear Cabinet & Woodworks, Rowland, NC

Project: Master Closet Suite and Bath
Description: A classic master closet suite with bath, fabricated with a rich mixture of select cherry wood, hardwood, plywood and veneer used in hand crafting the exterior and interior of all cabinetry. Each piece of the 206 lineal feet/1,850-square-foot custom built closet has a special Locklear rustic hand finish incorporating distressing of the cherry wood, and utilizing harvest stain, black glaze, sand-thru, speckling and a 35 sheen topcoat to highlight the beauty of the cherry wood. The three-room suite resembles a fashion showroom, comprised of two-room walk-in closets, office and bath. A focal point of the entrance is the chandelier above a 3-1/2-foot by 5-foot granite topped solid cherry island built with seven drawers (three on one side/four on the other side), two sets of 4 by 4 by 2 display/storage cubbies and two pullout laundry baskets with soft close runners and removable liners.

 

WALK-IN, WOOD/ VENEER, MORE THAN 18 LINEAR FEET
Honorable mention
Lisa Adams, LA Closet Design, West Hollywood, CA


Project: Fashion Boutique Closet
Unique Aspect: Divider panels - different design

 

WALK-IN WOOD/VENEER, 18 LINEAR FEET OR LESS
Winner
Mike Garaghty, Anthony's Custom Closets, Shower Doors and More, Yaphank, NY

Project: Alpharetta Design Group Wine Cellar Closet
Description: This wine cellar is made from a dark exotic veneer that makes a stunning impression. The unique design integrated wonderful storage for wines, glassware and bar accessories. Anthony's Custom Closets, Shower Doors and More also created a custom stone-inspired glass door entry and the mirror accents that make this wine cellar stunning.

 

WALK-IN, MELAMINE, MORE THAN 18 LINEAR FEET
Winner
Mark Olson, Valet Custom Cabinets and Closets, Campbell, CA

Project: Maggetti Construction
Description: This master closet, using Italian walnut melamine with raised panel fronts, boxed and crowned to the ceiling, had two challenges. First a small window in the corner, which required easy access coupled with meeting storage needs.
Secondly, the client requested two hanging sections behind raised panel doors, with fluted glass door inserts.

 

WALK-IN MELAMINE, MORE THAN 18 LINEAR FEET
Honorable Mention
Sue Tinker, Closet Works, Elmhurst, IL

Project: Curved Wall Closet
Unique aspect: Incorporated large curved wall as a focal point

 

WALK-IN, MELAMINE, 18 LINEAR FEET OR LESS
Winner
Diana Augspurger, Creative Storage, Buffalo, NY

Project: Wine Room
Description: Our wine room design accommodates over 200 bottles utilizing various types of wine storage including pullout wine racks, bins for case storage and individual slots. The system includes a tasting table and pullout shelves for staging. Architectural salvage pieces lend a Tuscan feel to our space. Note the recessed shelves for the wine slots. This makes it easier to pull out single bottles.

 

WALK-IN, MELAMINE, 18 LINEAR FEET OR LESS
Honorable Mention
Garrett Gerst, ClosetSmith Inc., Alpharetta, GA

Project: Mulcay Master
Unique aspect: Incorporating a large TV, making use of a niche

 

CLOSET REACH-IN
Winner
Ellyn Elstein, Creative Closets, Allentown, PA

Project: Reach-in Becomes a Mudroom
Description: This reach-in closet is found in the laundry/mudroom of this home. The client did not want to remove walls or trim and had no other area for lockers, thus this little mudroom was created. We added a place separate from the adults for the two girls to keep their outerwear — a drawer for each, shoe space and a bench to sit on while putting on their shoes. The lockers are made of melamine completed with cedar-color storeWALL. The store- WALL allows for the hanging of jackets, scarves, backpacks and tennis rackets and is waterproof, which adds another useful feature.

 

CLOSET REACH-IN
Honorable Mention
Steven Kerwick, Up-N-Atom Design, Jacksonville, FL

Project: Negron Sewing Closet
Unique aspect: Multi-purpose closet

 

HOME OFFICE, MORE THAN 150 SQUARE FEET
Winner
Nanci Lewis and Betsy Bergin, Premiere Design Closets, Nashville, TN

Project: Office/Craft Room
Description: The goal of this project was to create a lady’s office and craft room. The design was intended to store her materials in an organized way and to make it comfortable and inviting for the client to relax and enjoy her hobbies. To meet the needs of the work performed in the space, three major built-in’s were designed. They are as follows: A “ladies desk” with undercounter lighting, tack board and lots of storage; 22-foot-deep storage cabinets built under the eaves and with 12 pullout trays; and a large island with a granite counter for crafts, with 34 drawers/pullouts and six electrical outlets for ease of working at the counter.

 

HOME OFFICE, MORE THAN 150 SQUARE FEET
Honorable Mention
Derrek Holland, The Closet Doctor, Lincoln, CA

Project Name: A Serious Home Office
Unique aspect: Home office for four employees

 

HOME OFFICE, 150 SQUARE OR LESS
Winner
Derrek Holland, The Closet Doctor, Lincoln, CA

Project: Guest Room/Home Office Combination
Description: The goal of this project was to be able to fit a queen-size bed and workspace for a home office into a guest room with very limited space. Our clients wanted this room to be able to store their household financial records and pay bills in as well as a space that provides a comfortable room for overnight guests to stay when they come to visit. In this design we used Roseburg Chocolate Pear for the cabinets with oil rubbed bronze pulls for the hardware. For the work top we chose a Wilsonart laminate. We also installed undermount task lighting to illuminate the workspace. For the wall bed, we installed flexible task lighting for reading and provided overhead cabinets for pillow storage. Our clients were very satisfied with the overall function and outcome of the design of this room. This room now offers an abundance of storage, which assists in keeping the room neat as well as providing a place for visiting guests to stay.

 

HOME OFFICE, 150 SQUARE FEET OR LESS
Honorable Mention
Janet Stevenson, Closet City, Montgomeryville, PA

Project Name: Daluz Project
Unique aspect: Multiple functionality in such a small space

 

GARAGE, MORE THAN 1,000 SQUARE FEET
Winner
Lynn Casanova, Closet Works, Elmhurst, IL

Project: Elmhurst Garage
Description: The client had a large threecar garage, but was not able to store three cars. One garage bay was totally filled with items to be stored. Included in this request was the need to have two refrigerators, store six bicycles and a sculpture of a cow that was purchased at a Chicago art auction. The goal was to get everything off the floor so the third car could get in. In addition to the typical garage inventory, they had 16 (24 X 48) dining room table leaves that needed to be stored. For the table leaves, a cabinet that was 50-inches by 24-inches deep was designed.

 

GARAGE, 1,000 SQUARE FEET OR LESS
Winner
Derrek Holland, The Closet Doctor, Lincoln, CA

Project: A Garage Showpiece
Description: This garage was fully finished, including a ceramic tile floor and wall paint that complemented the interior color of the cars that are parked in the garage. Silver Frost melamine was chosen for the garage cabinet color with black laminate tops for the work space. Black aluminum full length pulls were chosen for the hardware. This client’s garage is a true showpiece that matches the great features of the rest of the home.

 

GARAGE, 1,000 SQUARE FEET OR LESS
Honorable Mention
Bill Curran, Closet Organizing Systems, East Dundee, IL

Project: Lagioia Garage
Unusual aspect of project: Linex, red melamine, powder coated extrusions

 

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