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Window Fashion VISION magazine announces winners of 2023 Design & Workroom Competition


IWCE Winners pausing for a picture

The annual VISION Design & Workroom Competition award winners were announced and recognized April 19 at the International Window Coverings Expo held in Charlotte, NC, during the industry’s annual trade show and conference. The only competition of its kind recognizing excellence in custom window treatment design and fabrication, it’s regarded as the Academy Awards of the industry. Awards were judged by a prestigious panel of judges: Scot Robbins, Camille Moore, Elizabeth Gerdes, Tina Fontana, Claudia Tejeda, Cheryl Meiklejohn and Cheryl Luckett. Projects were evaluated on their overall design, attention to clients’ needs, details and quality of craftsmanship. The winners in each category are:



VISION DESIGN CATEGORIES:


Combination Treatments

1st Place: Diane Stein– Sheffield Furniture & Interiors

2nd Place: Amy Horyza– Budget Blinds


Curtains & Draperies

1st Place: Gillian Wendel - Curtains & Draperies

2nd Place: Diane Ten Broeck and Lori Yanez – Sheffield Furniture & Interiors


Decorative Hardware & Trim

1st Place: Susan Kostelecky– SK Designs

2nd Place: Quent Blodgett– Budget Blinds


Period/Historic Window Treatments

1st Place: Kelly Macaulay – Custom Drapes, LLC.


Challenging Window Treatments

1st Place: Valerie Griffin – Valerie Griffin Design

2nd Place: Lisa Jones – Lisa Jones Interiors, Inc.


Whole-Room Design

1st Place: MaryRose Brennan – Sheffield Furniture & Interiors

2nd Place: Alicia Osenenko – Rose Quartz Interiors


Motorized Window Fashions

1st Place: Susan Kostelecky – SK Designs

2nd Place: Sunny Sun - Fu’s Drapery


Top Window Treatments

1st Place: Lindsey Putzier – Lindsey Putzier Design Studio

2nd Place: Addie Conte – Addie Designs


VISION WORKROOM CATEGORIES:


Bedding/Pillows

1st Place: Addie Conte – Addie Designs

2nd Place: Susan Cumming Fortucci – The Pincushion


Combination Treatments

1st Place: Jennifer Holaday – Brave Maggie Designs

2nd Place: Cathy Stich – Cathy’s Curtains


Curtains & Draperies

1st Place: Gillian Wendel - The Wendel Works

2nd Place: Lisa Jones – Lisa Jones Interiors, Inc.


Ingenious Installation

1st Place: Jennifer Holaday – Brave Maggie Designs

2nd Place: Olivia Ursini – Costal Concepts


Period/Historic Window Treatments

1st Place: Sharon Gizzi – Styles by Sharon

2nd Place: Katie Armour and Jessica Deal Fadgen - Sheffield Furniture & Interiors


Top Treatments

1st Place: Sigita Nusbaum – Delaney Window Fashions

2nd Place: Susan Cumming Fortuci – The Pincushion


Miscellaneous Category including Upholstery and Slipcovers

1st Place: Addie Conte – Addie Designs

2nd Place: Diana Hershey – DBH Designs



IWCE Winners toasting with champagne

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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