2020 Top Shelf Design Awards winners
March 13, 2020 | 10:31 am CDT
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Closet: Laminate Over 18 linear ft.

WINNER 

Patty Miller, Boutique Closets and Cabinetry

Project Title: Her Transitional Dressing Room

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Closet: Laminate Over 18 linear ft.

HONORABLE MENTION

Wendy Scott, Boutique Closets and Cabinetry

Project Title: Bespoke Design

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Garage: Over 600 sq. ft.

WINNER

Cynthia Padden, Valet Custom Cabinets & Closets

Project Title: Toscana Gold

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Garage: Over 600 sq. ft.

HONORABLE MENTION

David McKim, Closet Envy Inc.

Project Title: Alyssa's Garage

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Garage: Under 600 sq. ft.

WINNER

Bill Curran, Closet Organizing Systems

Project Title: Start Your Engines

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Garage: Under 600 sq. ft.

HONORABLE MENTION

Shaun Oriold, Closet Envy Inc

Project Title: The girliest of girly garages

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Home Office: Under 150 sq ft.

WINNER

Paulus Wanrooij, Paulus Fine Furniture

Project Title: Naples Office

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Home Office: Under 150 sq ft.

HONORABLE MENTION

Robert Meyers, More Space Place

Project Title: ''An All in one''

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Closet: Laminate Under 18 linear ft.

WINNER

Patty Miller, Boutique Closets and Cabinetry

Project Title: His Handsome Walk In

 
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Closet: Laminate Under 18 linear ft.

HONORABLE MENTION

Trish Underwood, Carefree Design Center

Project Title: Sand Castle

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Specialty (Craft, Pantry, Laundry, Mudroom)

WINNER

David Cutler, The Closet Works

Project Title: An Ingenious Laundry Room Filled With Functional Features

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Specialty (Craft, Pantry, Laundry, Mudroom)

HONORABLE MENTION

Maggie Horie, Artisan Custom Closets

Project Title: High Gloss Perfection

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Wine Cellar 

WINNER

Darryl D Hogeback, Savante Wine Cellars

Project Title: Modern Rustic Wine Room

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Wine Cellar 

HONORABLE MENTION

Robert Bass, Kessick Wine Storage Systems

Project Title: Dallas Modern Wine Room

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Closet: Wood Over 18 linear ft.

WINNER

Adam Floyd, The Closet Company

Project Title:  House Beautiful Whole Home – Master

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Closet: Wood Over 18 linear ft.

HONORABLE MENTION

Kathleen Jacobson, The Couture Closet

Project Title: Keller Closet

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Closet: Wood Under 18 linear ft.

WINNER (TIE)

Wendy Scott, Boutique Closets and Cabinetry

Project Title: Princess Suite

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Closet: Wood Under 18 linear ft.

WINNER (TIE)

Patty Miller, Boutique Closets and Cabinetry

Project Title: Built In Guest Cabinetry

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Winners of the 2020 Top Shelf Design Awards were announced during a webinar for registered Cabinets & Closets Conference attendees.  View the webinar archive.
 
The Overall Winner of this year’s contest was Patty Miller, Boutique Closets and Cabinetry, located in New Jersey. Miller will receive a $500 prize as well as a Top Shelf Design Awards plaque. She also took home the top prize in the Closet: Laminate Over 18 linear feet category for the project - Her Transitional Dressing Room. In this design, Miller took a master sitting room which was being used as an office space and transformed it into a master dressing room. The customer's request was for a dressing room that was practical and gorgeous with an edgy feel.
 
The Top Shelf Closet Design Awards are given annually to honor designers for their creative closet and home organizational designs. Each entry is judged based on the following criteria: 50 percent appearance/design (emphasizing design creativity) and 50 percent functionality and quality of construction/materials. Top prize and honorable mentions were awarded in the following categories:
•    Garage: under 600 square feet; Garage: over 600 square feet
•    Home Office: under 150 square feet; Home Office: over 150 square feet
•    Closet: Closet: Laminate under 18 linear feet; Laminate over 18 linear feet; Closet: Wood over 18 linear feet; Closet: Reach in
•    Specialty: (craft, pantry, laundry, mudroom)
•    Wine Cellar
 
All winners will be celebrated in a reception, sponsored by CCF and KCD Software, during the rescheduled Cabinets & Closets Conference & Expo to be held June 10-12 in Arlington, Texas.
 
Special thanks to our judges: Karl Forth, Woodworking Network; Angelia York, Saint Louis Closet Co.; and Tim Coleman, Douglas Coleman Home Solutions.
 

Garage: Over 600 sq. ft.

WINNER
Cynthia Padden, Valet Custom Cabinets & Closets
Project Title: Toscana Gold
 
HONORABLE MENTION
David McKim, Closet Envy Inc.
Project Title: Alyssa's Garage

Garage: Under 600 sq. ft.

WINNER
Bill Curran, Closet Organizing Systems
Project Title: Start Your Engines
 
HONORABLE MENTION
Shaun Oriold, Closet Envy Inc
Project Title: The girliest of girly garages

Home Office: Under 150 sq ft.

WINNER
Paulus Wanrooij, Paulus Fine Furniture
Project Title: Naples Office
 
HONORABLE MENTION
Robert Meyers, More Space Place
Project Title: ''An All in one''

Closet: Laminate Over 18 linear ft.

WINNER 
Patty Miller, Boutique Closets and Cabinetry
Project Title: Her Transitional Dressing Room
 
HONORABLE MENTION
Wendy Scott, Boutique Closets and Cabinetry
Project Title: Bespoke Design

Closet: Laminate Under 18 linear ft.

WINNER
Patty Miller, Boutique Closets and Cabinetry
Project Title: His Handsome Walk In
 
HONORABLE MENTION
Trish Underwood, Carefree Design Center
Project Title: Sand Castle

Specialty (Craft, Pantry, Laundry, Mudroom)

WINNER
David Cutler, The Closet Works
Project Title: An Ingenious Laundry Room Filled With Functional Features
 
HONORABLE MENTION
Maggie Horie, Artisan Custom Closets
Project Title: High Gloss Perfection

Wine Cellar 

WINNER
Darryl D Hogeback, Savante Wine Cellars
Project Title: Modern Rustic Wine Room
 
HONORABLE MENTION
Robert Bass, Kessick Wine Storage Systems
Project Title: Dallas Modern Wine Room

Closet: Wood Over 18 linear ft.

WINNER
Adam Floyd, The Closet Company
Project Title:  House Beautiful Whole Home – Master
 
HONORABLE MENTION
Kathleen Jacobson, The Couture Closet
Project Title: Keller Closet

Closet: Wood Under 18 linear ft.

WINNER (TIE)
Wendy Scott, Boutique Closets and Cabinetry
Project Title: Princess Suite
 
WINNER (TIE)
Patty Miller, Boutique Closets and Cabinetry
Project Title: Built In Guest Cabinetry

 

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Michaelle Bradford | Editor

Michaelle Bradford, CCI Media, is Editor of Closets & Organized Storage magazine and Managing Editor for Woodworking Network. She has more than 19 years of experience covering the woodworking and design industry, including visits to custom cabinet shops, closet firms and design studios throughout North America. As Editor of Closets & Organized Storage magazine under the Woodworking Network brand, Michaelle’s responsibilities include writing, editing and coordinating editorial content as well as managing annual design competitions like the Top Shelf Design Awards. She is also a contributor to FDMC and other Woodworking Network online and print media owned by CCI Media.