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Window Fashion VISION Announces the Winners of the 2024 Grace Awards


Recognizing the best design and construction of custom window fashions, the 33rd annual Grace Design & Artisan Awards (formerly known as the VISION Design & Workroom Competition), along with presenting sponsor Rollease Acmeda, presented the awards at a gala ceremony at the 2024 International Window Coverings Expo (IWCE) in Grapevine, Texas.




A fresh, new format mirrored the Academy Awards, where the top three nominees were acknowledged and the one winner of the category was announced. Elegance and entertainment were contributed by co-hosts David Santiago and Sara Lynn Brennan. David Santiago is the owner and interior designer of Casa Santi Interior Design in New Jersey. Sara Lynn Brennan is the owner of Sara Lynn Brennan Interiors in Waxhaw, North Carolina.


Linda H. Bassert, Design Principal at Masterworks Window Fashion & Design, LLC, from Fairfax, Virginia, was awarded the coveted Designer of the Year title. Sheri Stouffer, of Finishing Touches in Castle Pines, Colorado, was presented with the Artisan of the Year award.



This year’s awards are as follows:


DESIGN CATEGORIES


Designer of the Year

Linda H. Bassert

Masterworks Window Fashions & Design, LLC


Curtains & Draperies

Stacey Pelfrey

Beverly Baribault Design Group


Top Treatments

Linda H. Bassert

Masterworks Window Fashions & Design, LLC

 

Combination

Judy O’Donoghue & Tabitha Matheson

Picture Perfect Window Coverings


Decorative Hardware & Trim

Keely Hersh

Right At Home Interiors


Soft Shades

Lova England

Sew Elegant Window Designs


Specialty

Shona Bascon

Gotcha Covered of Galleria Uptown


Whole-Room Integration

Rachel Leuck

Gotcha Covered of Sugar Land


Motorization

Sergey Shikhanov

ZCurtains

 

Outdoor Living

Kathy Corbet

Kathy Corbet Interiors

 

Commercial

Susan Kostelecky

SK Designs

 

Luxury

Elizabeth Gerdes

Stitch Above the Rest



ARTISAN CATEGORIES


Artisan of the Year

Sheri Stouffer

Finishing Touches


Curtains & Draperies

Jennifer Holaday

Brave Maggie Designs

 

Top Treatments

Terri Booser

Sugar & Spice Draperies and Shades, LLC


Combination

Connie Valente

Creative Blinds & Décor, LLC


Ingenious Installation

Sheri Stouffer

Finishing Touches


Bedding & Pillows

MaryRose Brennan

Sheffield Furniture & Interiors

 

Specialty

Aleksandra Jakubowska

AvantGarde Designs Window Treatments

& Michael Preston Interiors

 

Upholstery

Rachael Harvey

Refurnish

 

Most Intricate Handwork

Sheri Stouffer

Finishing Touches


HONORABLE NOMINATIONS


DESIGN CATEGORIES


Curtains & Draperies

Marni Sugerman

Marni Sugerman/Decorating Den


Susan Tjarks

Gotcha Covered


Top Treatments

Leigh Anderson

Willow Drapery & Upholstery


Amy Wolff

Amy Wolff Interiors


Combination

Valerie Griffin

Valerie Griffin Design


Paige Patterson & Lori Yanez

Sheffield Furniture & Interiors


Decorative Hardware & Trim

Susan Kostelecky

SK Designs


Lisa Jones

Lisa Jones Interiors, Inc.


Soft Shades

Marni Sugerman

Marni Sugerman/Decorating Den


Linda H. Bassert

Masterworks Window Fashions & Design, LLC


Specialty

Diane Tenbroeck & Lori Yanez

Sheffield Furniture & Interiors


Stacey Pelfrey

Beverly Baribault Design Group


Whole-Room Integration

Diane Ten Broeck & Lori Yanez

Sheffield Furniture & Interiors


Marni Sugerman

Marni Sugerman/Decorating Den


Motorization

Keely Hersh

Right At Home Interiors


Aleksandra Jakubowska

AvantGarde Designs Window Treatments

& Michael Preston Interiors

 

Commercial

Terri Booser

Sugar & Spice Draperies and Shades, LLC


Tyler Polak

Timan Custom Window Treatments

 

Luxury

Leigh Anderson

Willow Drapery & Upholstery


Aleksandra Jakubowska

AvantGarde Designs Window Treatments

& Michael Preston Interiors

  


ARTISAN CATEGORIES


Curtains & Draperies

Sheri Stouffer

Finishing Touches


Bermaliz Vazquez

Crezenci


Top Treatments

Sheri Stouffer

Finishing Touches


Kristin Box

Rod Runners, Inc.


Combination

Jennifer Holaday

Brave Maggie Designs


Linda Polhemus

Window Treatments by Design


Ingenious Installation

Vita Vygovska

Vitalia Inc.


Vanessa Prieto

Willow Upholstery & Drapery


Bedding & Pillows

Holly Hill & Shae Seeber

Shae Designs


Keely Hersh

Right At Home Interiors

 

Specialty

Oksana Ambroz-Trychta

It’s Oksana LLC Textile Design Studio


Rachel Lusk

Sugar & Spice Draperies and Shades, LLC

 

Upholstery

Leigh Anderson

Willow Drapery & Upholstery

 

Most Intricate Handwork

Sheri Stouffer

Finishing Touches


Sandra VanSickle

Sew What’s New, LLC


ABOUT THE GRACE AWARDS


The Grace Awards, formerly the VISION Design & Workroom Competition, were founded by Window Fashion VISION publisher Grace McNamara 33 years ago to recognize and honor the talented professionals in the window covering industry. As the only award program that exclusively recognizes excellence in the design, fabrication and intricate details in the work of window covering professionals, these honors call attention to the importance of window coverings and the professionals behind the scenes. Learn more at www.grace-awards.com


ABOUT WINDOW FASHION VISION MAGAZINE:


As the premier window coverings magazine in North America, we offer professionals the latest information on design trends, business and education. We highlight the best in our field to give you the hottest products from manufacturers and knowledge from leaders in the industry. With your subscription, each issue is jam-packed with useful information to help you grow your business, find new inspiration and learn from your peers. You’ll find all you need to take your business to the next level.


ABOUT IWCE:


The International Window Coverings Expo is the only conference and trade show of its kind in North America, the world’s largest market for window coverings. The conference offers a unique experience/opportunity for like-minded business professionals to see the latest product innovations and experience world-class educational sessions and unprecedented networking opportunities. Learn more at iwce-vision.com.


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