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The ICONIC Design Awards 2023, a glamorous evening of awards presented by Monogram Luxury Appliances kicks off a new era in design competitions and the winners are exquisite. Check out the winners here!

A year-long inspired journey to create an awards competition with integrity culminated in a celebratory evening on September 30 at the Scottsdale Center for Performing Arts, where 35 awards were given to the best of the best in the design community.

An impressive panel of 14 judges in four categories—interior design,
architecture, landscape design and product design—reviewed almost 200entries resulting in Silver, Gold and ICONIC Awards. This was a tough competition, judged blindly by real experts in their fields.

“The goal of this initiative was to create awards with integrity, and it was
important to me to learn of the winners the night of the awards with the
entrants to demonstrate that there was no bias, no pay-for-play and no
tampering of these awards. I reached for the stars, inviting an illustrious
panel of judges to be a part of this competition, because I wanted to trust
the results, and that meant I needed the best of the best judges, too,” Publisher Renee Dee says.

“Thank you to everyone who supported the inaugural ICONIC Design Awards 2023 presented by Monogram Luxury Appliances by entering our
competition, by sponsoring our awards and by attending our ticketed event.

“It was indeed a grand night and the culmination of a year-long journey to
create an event that our design industry deserves and an awards
competition with integrity. I am over-the-moon excited about how it all
went!” Dee says.

Here is the start of a four-part series, sharing the winners in each category.

We’ll start with the biggest category first, INTERIOR DESIGN.

EXCELLENCE IN INTERIOR DESIGN   //   RESIDENCE UP TO 3,500 SQ FT SILVER AWARD Collective Design + Build

ICONIC Design Awards 2023 award winner, Collective Design + Build curated an entirely new floor plan for this contemporary space that exudes depth and emotion. The designers carefully selected all materials for this home’s interior finishes and furnishings. The exterior landscape for both the front and back of the home was also redesigned. The foyer creates a striking statement with ash cladding and dominating posts that ground it in the space. A spacious open kitchen layout was created in response to the owner’s desire for a larger entertaining area. Two cozy seating nooks were fashioned on both sides, providing more intimate seating areas.

ICONIC Design Awards 2023 award winner, Collective Design + Build added a pocketing slider with a flush threshold carrying the indoor tile outside to give a seamless indoor-outdoor living experience. The chosen finishes complete the overarching design as furnishings and décor featuring deep jewel tones infuse vitality throughout the spaces.

Resources:
Design: Collective Design + Build. Build: Romack Builders. Photography: Kevin Brost

ICONIC Design Awards 2023 EXCELLENCE IN INTERIOR DESIGN // RESIDENCE UP TO 3,500 SQ FT SILVER AWARD

EXCELLENCE IN INTERIOR DESIGN   //   RESIDENCE UP TO 3,500 SQ FT GOLD AWARD Kristin Hazen Design

ICONIC Design Awards 2023 award winner, Kristin Hazen Design seamlessly blends contemporary organic textures with coastal accents to complete this modern beach house. The design weaved in meeting the needs of a busy family searching for a vacation retreat where they could relax and unwind. Kristin Hazen Design created a modern approach while preserving the beach vibe for an elevated look that spoke to their style. Adding an element of surprise, the husband kept the project a secret from the entire family until the big reveal.

ICONIC Design Awards 2023 award winner, Kristin Hazen Design thoughtfully anticipated the family’s collective preferences, often with little communication. The living spaces infused modern designs blended with natural textures and beachy elements. The designer built custom bunk beds in two sizes to accommodate this large family with limited bedrooms. Charming beach-themed armoires outfitted the space due to the absence of closets. The judges specifically appreciated the captivating graphic wall coverings.

Resources: Vendors: Feathers Fine Furnishings, Hinkley’s Custom Lighting, Palavela Home and Robert James, Window Dressers. Photography: Lauren Taylor Creative. Team: Kristin Hazen, Kent Hazen

ICONIC Design Awards 2023 EXCELLENCE IN INTERIOR DESIGN // RESIDENCE UP TO 3,500 SQ FT GOLD AWARD

EXCELLENCE IN INTERIOR DESIGN   //   RESIDENCE UP TO 3,500 SQ FT ICONIC AWARD Ownby Design

ICONIC Design Awards 2023 award winner, Ownby Design achieved the perfect fusion of indoor-outdoor living for a retired couple looking to downsize without compromising the quality they enjoyed in their larger residence. This charming abode boasts an unparalleled level of intricate detail. The heart of the home is undoubtedly the great room, anchored by a fireplace encased in the same stone that clads the house exterior as well as the fencing and pavers. A sleek, vertical metal motif ascends the height of the fireplace and continues as a theme echoed in the door hardware and the trim adorning the bathroom mirrors throughout the home.

The house boasts a neutral yet sophisticated material palette as hints of gray and tan intermingle throughout the space. This contemporary home stands as a genuine tribute to the artistry of design, providing an ideal sanctuary for those who appreciate the finer things in life.

Team: Dee Moraga, Claire Ownby

ICONIC Design Awards 2023 EXCELLENCE IN INTERIOR DESIGN // RESIDENCE UP TO 3,500 SQ FT ICONIC AWARD

EXCELLENCE IN INTERIOR DESIGN   //   RESIDENCE 3,500 TO 7,500 SQ FT SILVER AWARD JSF Design

ICONIC Design Awards 2023 award winner, JSF Design reimagined the entire layout, flow and overall aesthetic of this 6,963 sq. ft. home using the existing floor plan as a foundation. The open floor plan seamlessly integrates spacious living and dining rooms. A walk-in wine haven for cigars and collectible vintages takes center stage in this dream chef’s kitchen.

The breakfast area offers views of the breathtaking desert sunrises. Transitioning to the evening, an al fresco dining room with collapsible doors invites the gentle breeze to flow throughout the home. The residence offers more than 6,000 sq. ft. of outdoor entertaining space. An attached casita includes a full catering kitchen, ideal for preparing and staging your next dinner party.

The primary suite, sprawling across 1,385 sq. ft., features two custom closets and a spa-inspired bathroom. Drawing inspiration from Ted Baker of London, the first closet showcases dark wood cabinetry within a glass enclosure. The second closet, influenced by Barney’s New York, features custom cabinetry reminiscent of high-end retail displays, Miele laundry appliances and a spiral staircase leading to the stargazing deck above.

Resources: Builder: Gemini Development Corporation

ICONIC Design Awards 2023 EXCELLENCE IN INTERIOR DESIGN // RESIDENCE 3,500 TO 7,500 SQ FT SILVER AWARD JSF Design

EXCELLENCE IN INTERIOR DESIGN   //   RESIDENCE 3,500 TO 7,500 SQ FT GOLD AWARD Iconic by Kaitlyn Wolfe

ICONIC Design Awards 2023 award winner, Iconic by Kaitlyn Wolfe built this impressive 6,300 sq. ft. residence. It initially sported a distinctive Tuscan flair first built in the late 2000s. It was cloaked in dark wood and adorned with intricate embellishments, presenting a somewhat dated appearance. ICONIC Design Awards 2023 award winner, Iconic by Kaitlyn Wolfe recognized its untapped potential. With a keen eye for design, they embarked on a transformation journey to preserving some of the original charm while infusing fresh, unconventional elements.

The clients were open to this bold vision, allowing Iconic by Kaitlyn Wolfe to experiment with innovative materials and shapes. In line with the clients’ preference for clean, minimalist spaces, the design incorporated a rich tapestry of textures for a layered effect. The designers transformed the outdated dwelling into an authentically unique modern home by introducing new elements like millwork, tile and lighting. Stepping inside, you’re immediately greeted by an expansive great room where a skillfully hidden library and stylish pass-through bar gracefully come into view. The removal of walls unveiled the open kitchen area and breathtaking agglomerate marble that elegantly envelops the hood.

Team: Kaitlyn Wolfe

ICONIC Design Awards 2023 EXCELLENCE IN INTERIOR DESIGN // RESIDENCE 3,500 TO 7,500 SQ FT GOLD AWARD

EXCELLENCE IN INTERIOR DESIGN   //   RESIDENCE 3,500 TO 7,500 SQ FT ICONIC AWARD Kristin Hazen Design

ICONIC Design Awards 2023 award winner, Kristin Hazen Design created a modern take on this rural Mediterranean style, creating a timeless design with clean-lined elements. Natural light was an important element that allowed the design team to be creative with darker, heavier and richer finishes throughout to cultivate an atmosphere of tranquility.

ICONIC Design Awards 2023 award winner, Kristin Hazen Design enhanced the natural European feel of the home by sourcing numerous antique artifacts, including reclaimed beams to infuse the space with layers of textures and inviting warmth. A neutral palette was desired, compelling the design to create drama in ways outside of relying on strong color for visual impact. The design landscape became an arena for experimenting with patterns and surfaces, embracing soft and hard finishes. One-of-a-kind vintage furniture pieces brought a sense of balance to each space. This design seamlessly blends eras and styles to provide the perfect balance of fresh and contemporary with old world undertones.

Resources: Architect: Cosan Studio. Builder: Sommer Custom Homes. Photographer: Dan Ryan. Vendors: Distinctive Custom Cabinetry, Hinkley’s Lighting, Studio Resource, Window Dressers. Team: Kristin Hazen

ICONIC Design Awards 2023 EXCELLENCE IN INTERIOR DESIGN // RESIDENCE 3,500 TO 7,500 SQ FT ICONIC AWARD

EXCELLENCE IN INTERIOR DESIGN   //   RESIDENCE MORE THAN 7,500 SQ FT SILVER AWARD Ownby Design

ICONIC Design Awards 2023 award winner, Ownby Design derived inspiration from the sharp and handsome architecture and warm desert environment to infuse essence throughout this modern desert model home. The stacked stone columns draw your gaze toward the lofty two-story ceilings in the living room. The abundance of windows balance the fortitude of stonework that create an effortlessly inviting home.

The clean lines and casual comfort of the interior thoughtfully harmonize the space with organic elements. The serene desert surroundings also inspired ICONIC Design Awards 2023 award winner, Ownby Designs earthy neutral material palette which accentuates the smooth transition from indoor to outdoor living. Unexpected features like the Car Bar elevate the fun and function of the home on a new level.

The full basement mirrors the design motif of the main house, maintaining the aesthetic without redundancy. The sleek kitchen boasts a wall of glass that seamlessly dissolves the barrier between the indoors and the outdoor patio to achieve a continuous flow. Surrounded by a golf community, the model home seamlessly blends architectural elegance with the inviting ambiance of the desert landscape.

Resources: Cullum Homes, Drewett Works Architecture

ICONIC Design Awards 2023 EXCELLENCE IN INTERIOR DESIGN // RESIDENCE MORE THAN 7,500 SQ FT SILVER AWARD

EXCELLENCE IN INTERIOR DESIGN   //   RESIDENCE MORE THAN 7,500 SQ FT GOLD AWARD Salcito Design Group

ICONIC Design Awards 2023 award winner, Salcito Design Group transported this home into a bespoke fairytale. The design team combined both worlds of the old and new with an ensemble of distinctive features including hand-painted wallcoverings, meticulously crafted furnishings, iridescent Venetian plaster, subtle pops of color and captivating statement light fixtures. The elevated view of the surrounding desert is perfectly captured from any angle, while the interior design forms the perfect lens to gaze through.

The blending of traditional features such as marble fireplace mantles and ornate trim molding within the primary spaces beautifully juxtaposes against contemporary design elements, creating a sophisticated and innovative interior. This labor of love journey led to sourcing materials and finishes from across the globe, resulting in a finished home that is nothing short of extraordinary. The result stands as a testament to impeccable teamwork between client and designer.

Resources: Architect: Dale Gardon Design. Landscape: Berghoff Design Group. Builder: Salcito Custom Homes

ICONIC Design Awards EXCELLENCE IN INTERIOR DESIGN // RESIDENCE MORE THAN 7,500 SQ FT GOLD AWARD

EXCELLENCE IN INTERIOR DESIGN   //   RESIDENCE MORE THAN 7,500 SQ FT ICONIC AWARD AB Design Elements

ICONIC Design Awards 2023 award winner, AB Design Element was a visionary force behind the transformation of a 9,850 sq. ft. newly built custom home. This architectural design seamlessly blends contemporary aesthetics with the breathtaking panoramic views of Pinnacle Peak and Camelback Mountain. The design team provided full service interior architectural drawings and material specs.

The drawing set was extensive and very detailed as the home boasts an impressive layout of eight bedrooms, four bathrooms and a full casita. Innovation shines from every corner as the designers included pivoting glass doors leading to the home office, a stylish wet bar area, a glass-encased wine room and two uniquely designed powder rooms. They carefully commissioned custom art pieces and sculptures for an air of exclusivity. The interior design narrative is complete with bespoke furniture, rugs, and enchanting lighting.

The designers fulfilled the client’s need for a desert contemporary style that evoked elements of their Colorado home with textural stacked stone, dark wood cabinets and casual furniture that didn’t feel too modern. ICONIC Design Awards 2023 award winner, AB Design Elements balanced the client’s desire for rustic, visually heavy elements with the designers’ vision for a contemporary home that respected the architecture and preserved the stunning views.

Resources:
Builder: Emilio Locascio, Gemini Development. Architect: Tor Barstad, ArchitecTor. Team: Michelle Jefferson and Amy Klosterman

EXCELLENCE IN INTERIOR DESIGN   //   primary living space SILVER AWARD Living Stone Design + Build

ICONIC Design Awards 2023 award winner, Living Stone Design + Build sought to accentuate the panoramic views from Camelback Mountain in this primary living space. The architectural design of the great room follows an open concept layout, creating a seamless flow between spaces while preserving the originality of each area. The space incorporates graphic window panels, strategically positioned to frame distinct perspectives of the landscape. These panels serve a dual purpose by eliminating the need for hanging artwork as they dynamically capture the changing interplay of natural light and weather conditions.

The fireplace surround was handmade by Compound Concrete. This refined, low-profile structure integrates with the overall aesthetic and serves as a discreet yet compelling focal point. The custom cabinetry by Burdette Cabinets perfectly complements the light wood tones from the flooring and stacked stone. Staging by Lexi Grace Design completed the perfect blend of comfort and sleek design to this living area.

Resources:
Architecture: Jim Blochberger, Blochberger Design. Fireplace Surround: Compound Concrete. Vendors: Burdette Cabinets, Lexi Grace Design. Team Members: Nate & Abby Gossage

ICONIC Design Awards 2023 EXCELLENCE IN INTERIOR DESIGN // primary living space SILVER AWARD

EXCELLENCE IN INTERIOR DESIGN   //   primary living space GOLD AWARD Earth and Images

ICONIC Design Awards 2023 award winner, Earth and Images remodeled this 2,500 sq. ft. Lakeside Villa to pay tribute to the owners who dedicated their careers to working with children as school administrators. The couple of this Santa Barbara-style residence were ready for an open-design transformation. The original dark flooring and wall colors were the first to be removed. The introduction of neutral white paint on walls and ceilings and lightened wood floors established an ideal backdrop for an imaginative interplay of color.

The two bedroom, two-and-a-half-bathroom Chandler residence highlights the homeowners’ unique art collection. The living room drew inspiration from one of the owner’s favorite artists, Juan Ripollés, with custom drapery and throw pillows. Monochromatic black and white graphics created a strong foundation, setting the stage for vibrant color use without overpowering the space. The fireplace is designed with handcrafted Mexican tiles, harmoniously weaving the colors of the surrounding rooms. The beautiful result is a charming and artful abode made for two.

Resources: True Performance Construction. Team: Isabel Dellinger Candelaria &
Nikka Bochniak

ICONIC Design Awards 2023 EXCELLENCE IN INTERIOR DESIGN // primary living space GOLD AWARD

EXCELLENCE IN INTERIOR DESIGN   //  KITCHEN SILVER AWARD Living Stone Design + Build

ICONIC Design Awards 2023 award winner, Living Stone Design + Build designed this kitchen to evoke a sense of warmth and coziness while radiating a welcoming modern aesthetic. The custom cabinets by Burdette Cabinets harbor a host of concealed features and accessories not seen in the photos. The appliances featured are all Sub-Zero, Wolf and Cove.

The countertops were thoughtfully created with a modern custom-made lightweight concrete blended and dyed in a color to match the limestone used throughout the home. The bold use of black builds a strong impact and compliments the lightwood cabinetry in volume and scale. The kitchen’s ceiling height is leveraged through top-tier cabinetry that follows the line to the wall of windows. The combination of modern finishes here is both crisp and inviting, offering a fresh and practical vibe.

Resources:
Architecture: Blochberger Design. Vendors: Burdette Cabinets, Compound Concrete, Kohler Plumbing, Lexi Grace Design, Sub-Zero Wolf Cove. Team: Nate & Abby Gossage

ICONIC Design Awards EXCELLENCE IN INTERIOR DESIGN // kitchen

EXCELLENCE IN INTERIOR DESIGN   //   kitchen GOLD AWARD Holly Wright Design

ICONIC Design Awards 2023 award winner, Holly Wright Design helped this kitchen remodel reach its full potential with a generous expansion to the original print. The interior wall that had originally enclosed the kitchen was removed to create a large modern space that emphasized the amazing city views while cooking and entertaining. The new layout was able to provide the family a charming breakfast area nearby and make use of the inviting flow. The beautifully lit room allowed the homeowner a generous chef’s kitchen complete with a full appliance package, functional layout and tons of usable storage.

To emphasize the natural light in the kitchen, the chosen palette was light and bright with emphasis on soft textures and finishes by incorporating reeded oak cabinet fronts and warm brass tones. A unique, slab clad island offered plenty of storage and a generous space to entertain. The kitchen was topped off with a whimsical light fixture over the island that was playful and unexpected in this elegant and timeless space.

Resources: Brimley Development. Light Fixture: Ladies and Gentleman. Team Members: Holly Wright

ICONIC Design Awards 2023 EXCELLENCE IN INTERIOR DESIGN // kitchen GOLD AWARD

EXCELLENCE IN INTERIOR DESIGN   //   kitchen ICONIC AWARD Ownby Design

ICONIC Design Awards 2023 award winner, Ownby Design embodies the epitome of modern sophistication with this chef’s kitchen. Its design principle is centered around discreetly hiding unnecessary elements, keeping the space clean, minimalistic and perfectly concealed. The black mirrored cabinet doors add a touch of elegance and mystery while lighting under the cabinet creates a warm and welcoming ambience.

The overarching plan was to maintain flawless symmetry within the kitchen. As a result, the cooktop, kitchen island and dining room table are equally aligned. The built in dining table is made from a light and natural tone wood that adds a touch of warmth to the clean lines. The subtle striation on the slab backsplash add movement to the cohesively color blocked cabinetry. Concealed refrigeration units mirroring the cooktop wall added an opportunity for wall paneling into the hallway, making the kitchen look larger and more integrated to the house.

Team: Dee Moraga, Claire Ownby

ICONIC Design Awards 2023 EXCELLENCE IN INTERIOR DESIGN // kitchen ICONIC AWARD

EXCELLENCE IN INTERIOR DESIGN   //   kitchen ICONIC AWARD Ownby Design

ICONIC Design Awards 2023 award winner, Ownby Design accepted a challenge when creating this sleek and sophisticated modern kitchen. A balance of style and functionality unfolds as the kitchen is the heart of this sprawling open living room. Being visible from every angle of the living space, it needed a highly functional cooking and preparation area while allowing effortless flow into the surrounding spaces. The clients desired a space that defied the traditional kitchen appearance. A towering millwork wall harbors a hidden appliance garage and refrigeration concealed from view but readily accessible when needed. The designers disguised the pantry behind a cabinet door that seamlessly merges with the millwork.

ICONIC Design Awards 2023 award winner, Ownby Design extended a lower countertop from the island, offering an ideal space for meals without a formal dining room at the clients’ request to cater to their casual dining style. The result is a blend of design meeting desire, where a kitchen becomes a work of art, hiding its true nature and seamlessly becoming a part of the living space it serves.

Team: Dee Moraga, Claire Ownby

ICONIC Design Awards 2023 EXCELLENCE IN INTERIOR DESIGN // kitchen ICONIC AWARD

EXCELLENCE IN INTERIOR DESIGN   //   primary bath SILVER AWARD Maria Z Interiors

The primary bathroom presented an initial challenge from the start due to its absence of natural lighting. ICONIC Design Awards 2023 award winner, Maria Z Interiors made a series of thoughtful changes to overcome this limitation. The original bathroom had a tub which was removed to make the shower more spacious and refined. The client’s vision for the space was to instill a sense of health, serenity and peace which drove the choice of materials.

In response to the lack of natural light, all natural materials were incorporated. A natural brushed marble was selected for the backsplash on the vanity and flooring. To evoke the warmth of a summer day at the beach, heated floors were installed to provide a comforting touch. A significant element of the bathroom was the beautiful granite slab that resembled a work of art. The granite’s movement seems to mimic the sway of brown branches during a monsoon desert storm.  The new shower was also enhanced with the addition of a comfortable seat bench. The Doornbracht plumbing fixtures bring an element of luxury and sophistication to the bathroom space to complete this modern and sophisticated look.

Resources:
Fine Pont Finishes, Jenco Inc., Linear Fine Woodworking, Modern Shades, Papagnos Marble and Granite

ICONIC Design Awards EXCELLENCE IN INTERIOR DESIGN // primary bath SILVER AWARD

EXCELLENCE IN INTERIOR DESIGN   //   primary bath GOLD AWARD AB Design Elements

ICONIC Design Awards 2023 award winner, AB Design Elements integrates serene tones from the primary bedroom into the enchanting bath suite of this newly custom home in Scottsdale. The clients had a unique vision to infuse their residence with built-in and commissioned custom art pieces. There are three areas within the suite that took shape: the bedroom, the closet, and the spa bathroom. The bathroom became a canvas for their artistic aspirations.

ICONIC Design Awards 2023 award winner, AB Design Elements helped to showcase one of the client’s beloved landscape sculptures, framing it with the tub focal window and drapery panels. A custom-made chandelier adorned with delicate handblown star-shaped crystal drops seemed to sprinkle magic over the tub. A commissioned water drops wall-hung sculpture above the vanity adds whimsical style in an unexpected space.

AB Design created a custom leaded glass shower window and matching ones in their closet to play off the beauty of the inspiration by the Zakim suspension bridge in Boston.

Team: Michelle Jefferson and Amy Klosterman

ICONIC Design Awards 2023 EXCELLENCE IN INTERIOR DESIGN // primary bath GOLD AWARD

EXCELLENCE IN INTERIOR DESIGN   //   primary bath ICONIC AWARD Lillian James Design Group

Functionality was the theme around this major primary bathroom renovation. The aim was to create more vanity space, improve storage capacity, enhance the area for personal grooming, expand the shower and breathe new life into the overall design. Achieving these goals necessitated an addition to the home and resulted in the creation of a brand-new closet. This additional space became an expanded vanity area and increased the overall bathroom area by seventy-five percent. The original bathroom was an outdated Tuscan design with a monochromatic color scheme of beige and brown. ICONIC Design Awards 2023 award winner, Lillian James Design Group made the space more contemporary by moving toward a transitional Desert Living design concept. The color palette showcased a sophisticated array of grays, creams, blacks and gold with a neutral rift cut oak for the custom cabinetry. The designers also added finishing touches of American Clay walls, handmade terracotta floor tile, quartzite countertops and plumbing fixtures in a luxe gold finish to elevate the overall aesthetic.

Resources: Builder: Madison Courtier. Architect: Brissette Architecture Inc. Vendors: Clyde’s Hardware, Distinctive Custom Cabinetry, Tabarka Tile

ICONIC Design Awards 2023 EXCELLENCE IN INTERIOR DESIGN // primary bath ICONIC AWARD

EXCELLENCE IN INTERIOR DESIGN   //   secondary bath GOLD AWARD Ownby Design

ICONIC Design Awards 2023 award winner, Ownby Design thoughtfully curated an oasis of tranquility and style with this secondary bath redesign. A floating vanity creates an atmosphere of modern sophistication that is both aesthetically pleasing and functional. The millwork has integrated drawer pulls to keep the space minimal with the absence of visible hardware. The large trough sink with two elegant faucets is one of the bathroom’s standout features. The perfect symmetry of the light fixtures elevates the bathroom design. The fixtures bring a sense of balance and harmony to the space creating a cohesive and polished look. With their sleek lines and flawless alignment, they reflect a meticulous attention to detail and a commitment to aesthetic excellence. A black metal trim adorns the mirror and this vertical metal design motif repeats throughout the home infusing space with sophistication. There is no doubt that the most stunning feature of this space is the fully tiled walls. They envelop the room and create a cocoon of texture and style.

Team: Dee Moraga, Claire Ownby

ICONIC Design Awards 2023 EXCELLENCE IN INTERIOR DESIGN // secondary bath GOLD AWARD

EXCELLENCE IN INTERIOR DESIGN   //   bedroom SILVER AWARD Maria Z Interiors

With a small footprint, ICONIC Design Awards 2023 award winner Maria Z Interiors had to get creative to accomplish the client’s needs for enhanced storage and a more enjoyable living environment. The primary bedroom was completely demolished and redesigned to cultivate an atmosphere of tranquility and serenity. Despite being an overall dim space, the large windows made way for beautiful and natural morning light that boasts breathtaking and unobstructed views of the mountains. The headboard wall was designed as one unified wall of cabinetry made from teak wood. Adjacent to the bed, floating nightstands and beautiful wall sconces seamlessly complement the overall design.  The wall covering on the headboard wall featured a dynamic pattern that mimicked the shimmering sea on an afternoon fall day.  Every material in this space, from the brushed marble floor to the teak wood, originates from Mother Earth. The custom bedding incorporated the colors of the wall covering to complete a cohesive color scheme throughout.

Resources: Fine Pont Finishes, Jenco Inc., Linear Fine Woodworking, Modern Shades, Papagnos Marble and Granite. Team: Maria Zambrano

ICONIC Design Awards EXCELLENCE IN INTERIOR DESIGN // bedroom SILVER AWARD

EXCELLENCE IN INTERIOR DESIGN   //   bedroom GOLD AWARD Living Stone Design + Build

The central focus for this primary suite was to showcase the breathtaking southern view of Camelback Mountain. This achievement happens through a full window wall that seamlessly transforms into a pocket door and disappears altogether. The structural elevation extends over the treetops and sky, creating a striking visual impact. The clean graphics provided by the window frames balance out the softness of the abundant open space completed in a neutral palette. The wide plank blonde wood floors set a neutral grounding for the open sky elements.

Resources:
Architect: Jim Blochberger, Blochberger Design. Staging: Lexi Grace Design. Team: Nate & Abby Gossage

ICONIC Design Awards 2023 EXCELLENCE IN INTERIOR DESIGN // bedroom GOLD AWARD

EXCELLENCE IN INTERIOR DESIGN   //   bedroom iconic AWARD Earth and Images

ICONIC Design Awards 2023 award winner, Earth and Images created the perfect place to unwind after a day at the office in this stylish sitting area. The existing fireplace was refaced with a black three-dimensional tile from Craftsman Court Ceramics and the firebox was replaced with a contemporary cannonball insert, creating a focal point and anchor to the space. The wrought iron screen pays homage to the owners’ love and connection to the circus. The diamond pattern found in the fireplace tile was repeated in the cream and black jute rug as well as the throw pillows. A soffit was wrapped with a reclaimed wood beam that divides the sitting area from the bedroom. Acid yellow and black cactus-printed drapery add a pop of pattern to the space. The bedding was coordinated with the artwork displayed on the back wall. Earth & Images honored the owner’s request for a steam suite by placing a free-standing tub inside a steam shower, creating the ultimate relaxing spa room retreat.

Resources: Bella Builders and Candelaria Design Associates. Team: Isabel Dellinger Candelaria & Nikka Bochniak

ICONIC Design Awards 2023 EXCELLENCE IN INTERIOR DESIGN // bedroom iconic AWARD

EXCELLENCE IN INTERIOR DESIGN   //   indoor / outdoor space SILVER AWARD Lillian James Design Group

In the heart of the breathtaking Sonoran Desert, a slice of paradise waits for guests to relax in pure luxury. This backyard space is elevated from the surrounding terrain which unveils panoramic views in every direction. The designer chose the use of teals, blues and greens to compliment the natural desert elements as a means of pleasing the client’s desire for color and vibrance. Multiple seating areas were created with architectural focal points to give each area a separate ambiance. Custom designed sculptures and artwork were specially placed to add another unique layer
of texture.

The ICONIC Design Awards 2023 winning designer handpicked the pool tiles that echoed the blues dancing throughout custom designed fabrics and pottery. The wave-like detail added a unique touch to a water line tile. The importance of lighting became evident as the sun dipped below the horizon, casting its soft, golden glow. It played the dual role of adorning the house
like jewelry but more importantly bringing the elegant architecture to life from dusk until dawn.

Resources:
Architect: Erik Peterson, PHX Architecture. Vendors: Enchanted Gardens Landscape Design, Facing of America, Pacific Shades and Window Coverings, Platinum Homes, Premier Lighting. Team: Lillian James Design Group

ICONIC Design Awards 2023 EXCELLENCE IN INTERIOR DESIGN // indoor / outdoor space SILVER AWARD

EXCELLENCE IN INTERIOR DESIGN   //   indoor / outdoor space GOLD AWARD Ownby Design

Nestled into the Sonoran landscape, this sophisticated home brings casual comfort and modern living to this desert winter retreat. The natural and subdued material palette played a large role in keeping true to the architectural framing of the picture perfect panorama. The warm woods and light stone balance the masculine metal accents, giving a tranquil backdrop for the handsome furnishings. Keeping consistent with the original material palette while making minor adjustments for a new owner, the designers were able to meet the needs of the client and stay ahead of the construction timeline. An indoor outdoor experience was essential to this home. By running the large format floor tile from the interior to exterior, incorporating expansive motorized sliding doors and maintaining the same level of comfort in the patio furnishings, this home gives the perfect balance for the lifestyle that the clients envisioned.

Team: Kris Harline, Claire Ownby

ICONIC Design Awards 2023 EXCELLENCE IN INTERIOR DESIGN // indoor / outdoor space GOLD AWARD

EXCELLENCE IN INTERIOR DESIGN   //   indoor / outdoor space ICONIC AWARD Earth and Images

Beyond the French doors of this 6,500 sq. ft. Paradise Valley residence, a majestic outdoor courtyard unfolds with the picturesque Camelback Mountain as its backdrop. An Italian ceramic table surrounded by chevron-printed winged-back chairs suggests a quiet formality to the al fresco dining. Tangerine chaise lounges are positioned alongside the full-length lap pool, offering a cozy spot to bask in the Arizona sun.

A white stucco and brick Italian-curved style fireplace faces back towards the house. Pyracantha vines climb the trellises where tangerine and checkered-trimmed drapery hang, offering optional privacy for this intimate seating area. Guests can take in the views of the ornate tile-trimmed pool and listen to the tranquil sound of the laminar features. Tucked away off the kitchen lies an outdoor barbeque space with a cobalt blue Komodo, stainless-steel Hestan grill and cobalt blue storage drawers. Green and white handcrafted checkered tiles form a backsplash while Celtic maze clay tiles create a picture display behind the grill.

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EXCELLENCE IN INTERIOR DESIGN   //   dining GOLD AWARD Holly Wright Design

ICONIC Design Awards 2023 award winner, Holly Wright Design had a vision to infuse more drama in the dining room to transform it into a captivating focal point that would draw you into its embrace. This modern home was already built with soaring ceilings and abundant natural light along with a large open space where the dining room seamlessly flowed into the family room. This transformation took shape through the introduction of striking textures that would redefine the room’s character. This was accomplished by adding more dramatic textures including a wood ceiling, ebony patterned wall covering and Eucalyptus millwork. In contrast to these bold components, nickel-plated sculptural chandeliers gracefully hung within the room. These fixtures injected a vibrant energy into the design, adding a touch of brightness and sophistication. To heighten these elements, Holly Wright Design added two oversized mirrors that reflected light and texture to balance out the room in a symmetrical format, creating a sophisticated and polished look.

Resources: Platinum Homes. Architect: Rains Design.

Team: Holly Wright Design

ICONIC Design Awards 2023 EXCELLENCE IN INTERIOR DESIGN // dining GOLD AWARD

EXCELLENCE IN INTERIOR DESIGN   //   dining ICONIC AWARD Iconic by Kaitlyn Wolfe

ICONIC Design Awards 2023 award winner, Iconic by Kaitlyn Wolfe was commissioned by their clients to create a statement space in their formal dining room. They wanted their home to feel more unique and elevated with eye-catching shapes inspired by the desert to become a captivating focal point. ICONIC Design Awards 2023 award winner, Iconic by Kaitlyn Wolfe came up with a geometric plaster wall and created some depth and laying by integrating LED lighting. Throughout the project, the word sculptural emerged repeatedly reflecting the soft and curvy yet brutalist and geometric design elements. These elements complemented beautifully with neutral, warm desert textures. The designer’s objective was to draw your attention towards the statement wall. To achieve this, an organic table was chosen to contrast with the wall’s geometric complexity while a sleek and linear light fixture suspends over the dining table to compliment the LEDs in the wall. The result was a dining room that artfully balanced bold design with a warm, inviting ambiance.

Team: Iconic by Kaitlyn Wolfe

 

ICONIC Design Awards 2023 EXCELLENCE IN INTERIOR DESIGN // dining ICONIC AWARD

EXCELLENCE IN INTERIOR DESIGN   //   special use space SILVER AWARD Lillian James Design Group

What initially began as a simple update evolved into a remarkable transformation, turning this area into an inviting lounge perfect for sipping cocktails, catching a game or simply unwinding with family and friends. The incorporation of strategic LED and decorative lighting creates a warm and inviting ambiance, evoking feelings of stepping into a romantic lounge. Dark and smokey custom wall coverings, cognac and camel toned furnishings and black and rusty color accents all adorn the room giving it character and sophisticated style.

The space unfortunately did not come without its challenges. A delay in materials and integrating new flooring with existing flooring drew in its own set of issues but were delicately maneuvered by the designer and builder to keep a seamless transition from old to new. ICONIC Design Awards 2023 award winner, Lillian James Design Group made strategic decisions to open up the space by removing an existing bar and dropped soffit to create a more open and welcoming space.

Resources: Alexander Sinclair, Arizona Upholstery, Brycor Builders, John Brooks, Premier Lighting, Reeves Wallcovering. Team: Lillian James Design Group

 

ICONIC Design Awards 2023 EXCELLENCE IN INTERIOR DESIGN // special use space SILVER AWARD

EXCELLENCE IN INTERIOR DESIGN   //   special use space GOLD AWARD Ownby Design

Nestled within a golf community, this desert modern model home served as a canvas for ICONIC Design Awards 2023 award winner, Ownby Designs’ creative vision. The goal was to derive inspiration from the sharp and masculine architecture, warm desert landscape and weave them throughout the residence. In the lower-level bar, a custom alcohol display was designed behind the bar not only as a captivating piece of three-dimensional art but also as a functional asset to the entire entertainment space. The multipurpose space offers various entertainment zones including a media area, ping pong table, shuffleboard game table, golf simulator and a one-of-a-kind car bar, the prime influence to the space when entertaining. Blackened steel rods and back painted glass allow for the alcohol bottles to stand out while accent lighting makes this display the center of attention in this fun entertainment space.

Resources:
Cullum Homes, Drewett Works. Team: Ownby Design

ICONIC Design Awards 2023 EXCELLENCE IN INTERIOR DESIGN // special use space GOLD AWARD

EXCELLENCE IN INTERIOR DESIGN   //   special use space ICONIC AWARD Iconic by Kaitlyn Wolfe

This home was designed to prioritize both functionality and comfort for a family with young children. The clients expressed their desire for a color palette featuring lilac and sage green, inspired by the hues of a beautiful sunset, and these were thoughtfully complemented with warm terracotta and sandy tones. The design team’s approach always begins with a thorough consideration of how each space will be used and its functional requirements. They then channel their creativity into envisioning unique design concepts that strike a harmonious balance between inventive solutions and aesthetic allure. In the kids’ room, a doorway was added to a bonus room that had previously been awkwardly accessed through a bedroom. To maximize space, they cleverly created large wall art that folds down to double as craft tables. The doorway and TV are concealed within a stunning custom cabinet that seamlessly blends into the wall. The cabinet also provides ample hidden storage space with the exception of the discrete doorway.

Team: Iconic by Kaitlyn Wolfe

ICONIC Design Awards 2023 EXCELLENCE IN INTERIOR DESIGN // special use space ICONIC AWARD

EXCELLENCE IN INTERIOR DESIGN   //   Hospitality SILVER AWARD Earth and Images

ICONIC Design Awards 2023 award winner, Earth and Images was commissioned by an already popular local restaurant who wanted to open a marketplace for grab-and-go style meals while keeping a dining space and offices for their corporate staff. The biggest challenge was working within the 3,000 sq. ft. warehouse’s existing footprint to accomplish the owner’s goals while keeping in mind the flow of the customers’ experience. ICONIC Design Awards 2023 award winner, Earth and Images created mirrored barn doors to separate the foyer from the adjacent private dining room. The intimate space featured a large farm table with amber acrylic chairs. Charcoal custom wainscotting and a Schumacher wall covering made the space cozy yet modern. The corporate offices were tucked away discreetly in the back corner of the main dining space. Another smaller, private dining room plays with a pattern while remaining cohesive with the overall design. The restrooms were also meticulously considered, featuring decorative tiles and mixed metals to create a memorable experience. The restaurant has been largely successful due to the space’s adaptability, convenience and undeniable aesthetic appeal.

Team: Isabel Dellinger Candelaria & Nikka Bochniak

ICONIC Design Awards 2023 EXCELLENCE IN INTERIOR DESIGN // Hospitality SILVER AWARD

EXCELLENCE IN INTERIOR DESIGN   //   Hospitality GOLD AWARD Holly Wright Design

This space was designed for a local showroom to highlight appliances for use in a modern kitchen that celebrates both functionality and allure, even in compact settings.

The mink and mocha tone-on-tone highlights the simplicity and elegance. Visual interest was created with a simple palette, combining the texture of slat wood oak fronts with leathered marble on the counters and backsplash. Suspended metal shelving hangs elegantly in front of a full slab backsplash with indirect lighting that highlights the slab as well as the contents on the shelving. A noteworthy feature is the hidden pantry behind a bronze mirror which opens to reveal the unique storage that houses wine glasses, dry goods, cookbooks and added shelving.

One of the most unique features is the multi-functional island. The user can stand at the island and push the countertop out to create an entertaining space and reveal the hidden integrated sink in the island which hides the recessed, handheld faucet. When the sink is not in use, the countertop reverts to a simplistic, monolithic island. It’s a space that combines innovation and style, redefining the concept of a modern, multifunctional kitchen.

Resources: Eggersman Cabinetry, Sub Zero Wolf.
Team: Holly Wright Design

ICONIC Design Awards 2023 EXCELLENCE IN INTERIOR DESIGN // Hospitality GOLD AWARD

EXCELLENCE IN INTERIOR DESIGN   //   Hospitality ICONIC AWARD JSF Design

ICONIC Design Awards 2023 award winner, JSF Design was hired to with the goal of curating a holistic and authentic experience. The design team had to reimagine a resort with health, wellness and comfort in mind while providing a modern aesthetic that still felt warm and inviting. The overall project was a 20 million dollar renovation that took two years to complete. The spa’s interior design was inspired by the luxury resort’s natural oceanfront surroundings. Every element within the space was thoughtfully curated to induce a calming effect with a specific intent to lower the heart rate of its visitors. The clean lines, wood finishes and natural fabrics in both color and texture bring nature from the outside in. A breathtaking ocean view, enveloped by lush greenery, serves as an artful focal point, delivering a visual treat that effortfully soothes the soul. Throughout the interior, an abundance of natural materials and earth tones harmonize with the colors and textures of the surrounding natural landscape.

Resources: Architect: Alonso Designs. Team: Jeffrey Florentine, JSF Design Inc.

ICONIC Design Awards 2023 EXCELLENCE IN INTERIOR DESIGN // Hospitality ICONIC AWARD

EXCELLENCE IN INTERIOR DESIGN   //   On-The-Boards 3,500 to 7,500 Square Feet GOLD AWARD Lillian James Design Group

ICONIC Design Awards 2023 award winner, Lillian James Design Group spent 15 months fully renovating this home’s interior and exterior. Throughout the primary living areas, concrete tiles were chosen to match the owners’ preferences, providing a sleek and modern appearance. A wooden ceiling was introduced to infuse warmth and texture into the great room while elevating the overall ambiance. The selection of distinctive decorative lighting instills an artistic quality into each area. Lillian James Design Group decided to install all new windows and doors that not only modernized the space but also framed the breathtaking valley views. rift-cut white oak custom cabinetry was incorporated throughout to complement the dark leathered countertops which adds a bold contrast. The goal was to create a desert modern home that had warmth with drama and an elevated style that would be contemporary and timeless.

Resources: Alexander Sinclair, Dave Murphy, John Brooks, Light Form, Pacific Shades, Precision Home Development, Regina Kheir, Stone Collections, Underfoot Flooring, Villagio Tile and Stone. Team: Mary Marsh, Lillian James Design Group

ICONIC Design Awards 2023 EXCELLENCE IN INTERIOR DESIGN // On-The-Boards 3,500 to 7,500 Square Feet GOLD AWARD

EXCELLENCE IN INTERIOR DESIGN   //   On-The-Boards 3,500 to 7,500 Square Feet ICONIC AWARD Holly Wright Design

This spectacular hillside home places a strong emphasis on minimalism with natural textures and finishes. To accentuate the lofty ceiling heights, natural wood tongue and groove ceilings were incorporated. ICONIC Design Awards 2023 award winner, Holly Wright extended this warm, wood finish into hallways, the primary bedroom, and home office to provide balance to the extensive floor-to-ceiling glass windows enveloping the house. The designer aimed to avoid stark ambiance. She introduced natural wood elements, creating a wood slat texture wall that surrounds the foyer and kitchen, enhanced by discreet lighting that accentuates the texture in the evenings. Throughout the residence, rich wood tones are offset with the contrast of black finishes including three-
dimensional stone exterior walls, natural black leathered slabs on the fireplace fronts and elegant black glass stair railings. Without a doubt, this hillside home is destined to be
a showstopper.

Resources: Cosan Studio, Sommer Custom Homes. Team: Holly Wright

ICONIC Design Awards 2023 EXCELLENCE IN INTERIOR DESIGN // On-The-Boards 3,500 to 7,500 Square Feet ICONIC AWARD

Thank you to our amazing sponsors. The ICONIC Design Awards are presented by Monogram Luxury Appliances. Our automotive sponsor is Sanderson Lincoln and our awards sponsor is Linear Fine Woodworking. Our premiere sponsors are Benjamin Moore and Cornelis Hollander. Our night of awards sponsors are Crestron, Eggersmann, Oasis Smart Homes, Reece, Underfoot Luxury Flooring and Windsor Windows. Our Celebration Lounge sponsor is Brown Jordan. Thank you everyone!

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