2008 NKBA Design Competition Category 10 Other Room Finalists Feature Unique Style Interpretations Other Rooms (including home offices, dining areas, living rooms, etc.)

To give this home office ample storage with the aesthetic of an English pub, Sheila K. Tilander, CKD, CBD, of Redmond, WA-based Showplace Design & Remodeling, selected custom cabinetry from Huggy Bear’s Cupboards. The knotty cherry cabinets feature a low-sheen Sienna stain, and appear rich next to the warm, faux copper tin ceiling. They also feature plenty of easily accessible storage, including roll-outs behind flip-down drawer fronts to hide the keyboard, printer and scanner. Rainforest green granite countertops and Amerock oil-rubbed bronze hardware finish the space.

P erfect for hosting charity events, this basement – which was transformed into a quiet getaway by Tricia Bayer of Minneapolis, MN-based Belle Kitchen, LLC – features warm, black-glazed cherry throughout and a kitchenette in a toffee finish, highlighted by Wood-Mode cabinetry and Verde Butterfly antique granite countertops. Bayer, who worked with co-designer Jean-Claude Desjardins, also selected a Sub-Zero refrigerator, dishwasher from Bosch Home Appliances, custom granite sink, faucetry from Franke Consumer Products and heated travertine flooring.

This office space is all about the curves, according to Bryan Reiss, CKD, CBD, of Cabinet Concepts, Inc. in Mount Pleasant, SC, who worked with W. Dylan Gilliam to create this rustic getaway. The concept was inspired by a curved wall of windows, echoed by the striking curved ceiling treatment and curved desks. An entertainment unit from Draper-DBS Custom Cabinetry, knotty reclaimed cypress wall wainscot paneling, cathedral ceiling beams and paneling, countertops from Draper-DBS Custom Cabinetry and recessed and accent lighting enhance the design.

Designed for a large family, this Great Room by Sandra L. Steiner-Houck features a wet bar and spacious sitting area. A two-story fireplace set the tone and scale for the space, according to Steiner-Houck, CKD, of Columbia, PA-based Steiner & Houck, Inc., who chose distressed Butternut custom cabinetry from Premier Custom Built to tie in with the rustic beams. A handmade copper sink from Linkasink was under-mounted below the black honed granite countertops, while a dishwasher from Fisher & Paykel Appliances, a Sub-Zero wine unit and Perrin & Rowe faucetry finish the theme.

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