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Design Awards 2021

Take a look at the incredible work of southwest Missouri’s designers in the first batch of the 2021 Interior Design Awards. Peek inside these local homes and get inspired.

Categories

In an effort to feature more amazing local projects and devote more space to be featured in print, we have split the 417 Home Design Awards contest into two sections: General Excellence and Innovation & Creativity. 

General Excellence category winners will be featured in the Summer issue of 417 Home. Innovation & Creativity category winners will be recognized in the Summer issue of 417 Home, but featured in a later issue.

General Excellence

Each category will have its own judging sheet based on interior design fundamentals, creativity and functionality.
All General Excellence winners will be featured in the Summer issue of 417 Home.

Category 1: Whole House Interior Design
Show us how the design flows throughout the home; how materials coordinate; and how function, personality and comfort come together in your whole home design.

Must submit images of: exterior, kitchen, dining, living, at least one bedroom and at least one bath. Total number of photos submitted must be a minimum of 8.

Projects entered into Category 1: Whole House Interior Design may not be entered into ANY other/additional categories, without exception.

Category 2: Best Bathroom
Show us your master or guest bath with inventive fixtures, attractive personal touches, appealing color schemes and intelligent design.

Projects submitted to this category may not be entered into any other category UNLESS the additional category is Most Creative Use of Lighting Throughout, Best Flooring Throughout or Best Use of Technology.
      
Category 3: Best Kitchen
We’re looking for main house kitchens, guest house kitchens or outdoor kitchens that have effective work triangles, out-of-the-box cabinetry, show-stopping backsplashes and clever hacks.

Projects submitted to this category may not be entered into any other category UNLESS the additional category is Most Creative Use of Lighting Throughout, Best Flooring Throughout or Best Use of Technology.

Category 4: Best Living Space
Enter living rooms, family rooms and even outdoor living spaces where purpose and personality shine.

Projects submitted to this category may not be entered into any other category UNLESS the additional category is Most Creative Use of Lighting Throughout, Best Flooring Throughout or Best Use of Technology.

Category 5: Best Bedroom
We’re looking for bedrooms of all sizes and types that pay attention to comfort, lighting, flooring, window treatments and color.

Projects submitted to this category may not be entered into any other category UNLESS the additional category is Most Creative Use of Lighting Throughout, Best Flooring Throughout or Best Use of Technology.
      
Category 6: Best Dining Area
Submit formal or casual spaces made for gathering around the table. Show us how all your design elements and accessories have been perfectly curated and placed for optimal functionality and style.

Projects submitted to this category may not be entered into any other category UNLESS the additional category is Most Creative Use of Lighting Throughout, Best Flooring Throughout or Best Use of Technology.


Innovation & Creativity

Each category will have its own judging sheet based on interior design fundamentals, creativity and functionality.

Featured in
Fall 417 Home 2021

Category 7: Best Outdoor Space
We want to see your stylish patios, decks, sun porches, tree houses, gardens, pools and more!

Projects submitted to this category may not be entered into any other category UNLESS the additional category is Most Creative Use of Lighting Throughout, Best Flooring Throughout or Best Use of Technology.

Category 8: Best Use of Color
Show us your rooms with carefully curated color palettes, pops of pigments or big hue statements.

Projects submitted to this category may not be entered into any other category UNLESS the additional category is Most Creative Use of Lighting Throughout, Best Flooring Throughout or Best Use of Technology.

Category 9: Best Mudroom or Laundry Room
Show us how you added personality and creative solutions to a utilitarian space.

Projects submitted to this category may not be entered into any other category UNLESS the additional category is Most Creative Use of Lighting Throughout, Best Flooring Throughout or Best Use of Technology.
Featured in
Winter 417 Home 2021

Category 10: Best Fireplace
Did you design or redesign a fireplace that can’t be overlooked? Submit your fireplace focal point here.

Projects submitted to this category may not be entered into any other category UNLESS the additional category is Most Creative Use of Lighting Throughout, Best Flooring Throughout or Best Use of Technology.

Category 11: Best Use of Space
Did you create a playroom, media room, wine cellar, home office, entryway, bar, closet or something else entirely in an awkward or leftover space? Then enter it here!

Projects submitted to this category may not be entered into any other category UNLESS the additional category is Most Creative Use of Lighting Throughout, Best Flooring Throughout or Best Use of Technology.

Category 12: Most Creative Lighting Throughout
Show us how you used creative lighting techniques throughout the whole home to define space, create different scenes, showcase focal points, and aid in the functionality of a space.
Featured in
Spring 417 Home 2022

Category 13: Best Rendering Come to Life
Show us how you executed your design plan by submitting a rendering of a space and then the final finished product.

Projects submitted to this category may not be entered into any other category UNLESS the additional category is Most Creative Use of Lighting Throughout, Best Flooring Throughout or Best Use of Technology.

Category 14: Best Flooring Throughout
We’re looking for spaces that pay special attention to flooring throughout the whole home. Whether it’s an eclectic mix of wood, tile and rugs or a new take on a classic style we want to see them.

Category 15: Best Use of Technology
Submit a space with cutting-edge innovation that makes life easier or more enjoyable.
Interested in entering a Commercial Design project? Read about our Biz 417 Commercial Design Awards here.

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