Modern industrial garage design wins Best of Show
June 9, 2021 | 1:11 pm CDT
Karen Rolleri Organizeology

Karen Rolleri, Organizeology, won Best of Show for "Modern Industrial Garage."

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.

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The garage, which houses a Maserati, Tesla, golf cart and two Harley Davidson motorcycles, also provides ample storage space for Costco items, tools, gardening supplies, and more. Photos by Thomas Kuoh

"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.
Winner
Lisa Plouffe, Closets Etc LLC  for Classic Couture

Honorable Mention
Patty Miller, Boutique Closets and Cabinetry LLC for Dramatic Master

CLOSET: LAMINATE UNDER 18 LINEAR FT.
Winner
KaCey Roberts, Bayou Closets, Inc for French Quarter Oasis

Honorable Mention
Patty Miller, Boutique Closets and Cabinetry     for Secret Closet

CLOSET: REACH-IN 
Winner
Pamela Taylor, Capitol Closet Design    for Color Clout

Honorable Mention
Nicole Cohen, Closet Works for A Place for All Her Treasures

CLOSET: WOOD OVER 18 LINEAR FT. 
Winner
Paul Wanrooij, Paulus Fine Furniture    for Walk-in closet

Honorable Mention
Harold B. Locklear, Locklear Cabinet and Woodwork for Her Royal Closet & Dressing Room

CLOSET: WOOD UNDER 18 LINEAR FT.    
Winner
Patty Miller, Boutique Closets and Cabinetry LLC for Master Multi-Function Built-In

Honorable Mention
Wendy Scott, Boutique Closets and Cabinetry LLC for Bonus space

GARAGE: OVER 600 SQ. FT.
Winner
Karen Rolleri, Organizeology, LLC for Modern Industrial Garage

Honorable Mention
Andy Evangelidis, Contur Cabinet Ltd. For Garage Fit for a Rolls-Royce

GARAGE: UNDER 600 SQ. FT.
Winner
Michella Vaughan, Encore Garage of SWFL for Bike Workshop & Storage

Honorable Mention
Bill Curran, Closet Organizing Systems for Showcase Garage

HOME OFFICE: OVER 150 SQ. FT.    
Winner
Jonathan Scholl, Dovetail Group LLC for The Admiral's Office

Honorable Mention
Briana Hill, Closet Factory of Austin for Farmhouse Homeschool Vibes

HOME OFFICE: UNDER 150 SQ. FT.
Winner
Nicole Cohen, Closet Works for Work-From-Home Bliss

Honorable Mention
Pamela Taylor, Capitol Closet Design    for Secret Mission

SPECIALTY 
Winner
Nicole Cohen, Closet Works for There's No Place Like Home

Honorable Mention
Wendy Scott, Boutique Closets and Cabinetry LLC for Her Sanctuary

WINE CELLAR 
Winner
John Hagen, Jared Hagen, Fine Finish Factory Inc. for Goodrich

Honorable Mention
Robert Bass, Kessick Wine Storage Systems, Contemporary Wine Room

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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.