2009 Interior Designs of the Year

They’re new, they’re innovative and they look better than ever: Feast your eyes on the award-winning interior designs in 417-land.

An interior designer’s work extends far beyond picking out paint textures and carpet colors. In order to show an appreciation for some of 417-land’s most brilliant designers, we created the Interior Design of the Year Awards: A free, juried competition open to all design projects and designers based in southwest Missouri.

This year was the 6th annual Interior Designs of the Year competition. We had 80 entries total, with 27 of them in the residential category. All the entries displayed innovative designs in gorgeous local homes, but to select the absolute best (and to get a few fresh sets of eyes on the work of the area’s best-known designers), we brought in three judges from the St. Louis ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) Chapter: Cary Baumann, CJ Knapp and Julie Baum.

After many hours of studying the projects, the judges selected the top seven entries. Turn the page to see them, and treat your eyes to a little interior design candy. This year’s winning designers were honored at an Interior Design of the Year Awards celebration on Tuesday, July 14 at the Affinity Ballroom.


Cary Baumann

CJ Knapp

Julie Baum

Cary has been in the design business since 1993. She is currently the communications director for the ASID Missouri East Chapter. With her own company, Cary and Company, Baumann provides home staging services to the top real estate agents and successful real estate investors in St. Louis. CJ Knapp is associated with Edwin Pepper Interiors, a prestigious, upscale designer showroom in St. Louis. As a top designer in town, Knapp and her work have been featured in dozens of local and national publications including the Washington Post, St. Louis Magazine and more. Julie owns BaumHouse design, LLC.. Her business focuses on kitchen and bathroom designs, and it offers both design and remodeling services to clients. Before opening her own business, Baum worked with a variety of other designers in the St. Louis area.

» Residential Interior Design Winners

• Overall

• Kitchen

• Family Room

• Living Room

• Dining Room

• Master Bedroom

• Miscellaneous


» Commercial Interior Design Winners

• Financial/Legal

• Hospitality

• Office Space (up to 5,000 sq. ft.)

• Office Space (5,000+ sq. ft.) TIE

• Office Space (5,000+ sq. ft.) TIE

• Medical Office

• Merit Award

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