Photo By Thomas Kuoh
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - This year’s Top Shelf Design Awards Best of Show prize goes to Karen Rolleri, Organizeology, who will receive $500 as well as a Top Shelf Design Awards plaque. Best of Show is awarded to the project receiving the highest score from the judges. Rolleri also took home the top prize in the Garage: Over 600 feet category for “Modern Industrial Garage.”
According to the designer, this project was designed to complement the interior of the client's home, which has a modern industrial vibe.
"The clients are both car and motorcycle enthusiasts and enjoy golfing, swimming, and taking their Harley's out for cross country rides. In addition to storing their Maserati, Tesla, golf cart, and two Harley Davidson motorcycles, the garage needed to store Costco backstock, tools, outdoor and gardening supplies, auto/bike care products, his/her golf clubs, and equipment, family memories, riding helmets and clothing," Rolleri said.
All Top Shelf winners and honorable mentions were celebrated June 9 at a reception in the gardens of the Hilton West Palm Beach during the 2021 Closets Conference & Expo. The event was sponsored by CCF Industries and KCD Software.
The Top Shelf 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.
Category winners 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
Special thanks to our judges: Tim Coleman, SCE Unlimited; Angelia York, Saint Louis Closet Co.; and Laurel Didier, Closets & Organized Storage magazine.
See the complete list of winners below:
CLOSET: LAMINATE OVER 18 LINEAR FT.
Lisa Plouffe, Closets Etc LLC for Classic Couture
Patty Miller, Boutique Closets and Cabinetry LLC for Dramatic Master
CLOSET: LAMINATE UNDER 18 LINEAR FT.
KaCey Roberts, Bayou Closets, Inc for French Quarter Oasis
Patty Miller, Boutique Closets and Cabinetry for Secret Closet
Pamela Taylor, Capitol Closet Design for Color Clout
Nicole Cohen, Closet Works for A Place for All Her Treasures
CLOSET: WOOD OVER 18 LINEAR FT.
Paul Wanrooij, Paulus Fine Furniture for Walk-in closet
Harold B. Locklear, Locklear Cabinet and Woodwork for Her Royal Closet & Dressing Room
CLOSET: WOOD UNDER 18 LINEAR FT.
Patty Miller, Boutique Closets and Cabinetry LLC for Master Multi-Function Built-In
Wendy Scott, Boutique Closets and Cabinetry LLC for Bonus space
GARAGE: OVER 600 SQ. FT.
Karen Rolleri, Organizeology, LLC for Modern Industrial Garage
Andy Evangelidis, Contur Cabinet Ltd. For Garage Fit for a Rolls-Royce
GARAGE: UNDER 600 SQ. FT.
Michella Vaughan, Encore Garage of SWFL for Bike Workshop & Storage
Bill Curran, Closet Organizing Systems for Showcase Garage
HOME OFFICE: OVER 150 SQ. FT.
Jonathan Scholl, Dovetail Group LLC for The Admiral's Office
Briana Hill, Closet Factory of Austin for Farmhouse Homeschool Vibes
HOME OFFICE: UNDER 150 SQ. FT.
Nicole Cohen, Closet Works for Work-From-Home Bliss
Pamela Taylor, Capitol Closet Design for Secret Mission
Nicole Cohen, Closet Works for There's No Place Like Home
Wendy Scott, Boutique Closets and Cabinetry LLC for Her Sanctuary
John Hagen, Jared Hagen, Fine Finish Factory Inc. for Goodrich
Robert Bass, Kessick Wine Storage Systems, Contemporary Wine Room
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