"It's such an honor for us to share these awards with our clients and collaborators. Their inspiration and vision contributed to making these projects come alive," Gail Drury, CMKBD [certified master kitchen and bath designer] and Drury Design CEO
Glen Ellyn, IL (PRWEB) November 24, 2010
From breezy Bermuda to upscale Naperville to chic Hinsdale to classic Glen Ellyn, an array of Drury Design's client projects won 2010 National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) Chicago Midwest Design Vision Awards. "It's such an honor for us to share these awards with our clients and collaborators. Their inspiration and vision contributed to making these projects come alive," said Gail Drury, certified master kitchen and bath designer (CMKBD) and Drury Design's CEO. To view Drury Design's client portfolio and subscribe to the company's kitchen and bath design trends blog, visit http://drurydesigns.com.
Award-winning Kitchen and Bath Designers Partner with Architects, Home Builders and Interior Designers
Drury Design's team won six awards and an honorable mention in the 2010 National Kitchen and Bath Association of Illinois' Midwest Design Visions Awards Competition.
Gail Drury, CMKBD, won first place in the large bath category. Mrs. Drury shares the award with the homeowner and design partner, Marilyn Akins, ASID. A renowned Hinsdale interior designer, Ms. Akins is a member of the prestigious American Society for Interior Design [ASID] and is known for her distinctive interior designs.
Ms. Akins describes the award-winning bath project, "I loved working with Gail and her team to create a unique and contemporary version of a Victorian bathroom, hence the vanity with its elegant glass legs and the Victorian shapes of the marble tiles. The color of the aqua marble tiles and slabs are suggestive of water and contribute a sense of tranquility. I advise working with both a bath designer and an interior designer to get the best results."
Gladys Schanstra, who is a Certified Kitchen Designer and Certified Bath Designer [CKD and CBD], took several honors, including third place small kitchen; second place medium kitchen; second place large kitchen for a project in Bermuda; second place small bath; honorable mention large bath and third place other room. Two complex projects received multiple awards. A multi-level home renovation updated a traditional Glen Ellyn design with Hamptons influences.
Mrs. Schanstra led the Drury Design team, in creative partnership with Glen Ellyn Homes, Derrick Architecture and interior designer Patricia Coppersmith, to fulfill a Wheaton client's desire to extensively renovate their townhome.
Earlier this year, Drury Designer Tina Muller won an NKBA national large kitchen design award. The design also was a winner in the regional 2010 Wolf Sub-Zero kitchen design competition. Drury Design is a Chicago area Sub-Zero and Wolf dealer.
About the NKBA Design Visions Contest
NKBA's Chicago Midwest chapter sponsors the Design Vision contest in partnership with Chicago Home Garden magazine. Judged by NKBA Chicago Midwest chapter members, the contest recognizes outstanding kitchen and bath design. Competition is open to designers throughout the Midwest. To enter, designers submitted photos along with a project profile.
Five Drury Design projects received 2009 NKBA Design Vision Awards and two received honorable mentions. Gail Drury, CMKBD took first place honors in the large kitchen category for a major kitchen renovation for a Hinsdale client. Tina Muller won third place in the medium kitchen, third place in the large bath and second place in the small bath categories. Terry Kenney won second place in the medium kitchen category.
In 2008, thirteen Drury Design projects received NKBA Design Vision Awards, including first, second and third place in the large kitchen category along with awards in the small kitchen, large bath and small bath categories. In 2008, Gail Drury's English pub studio display design won second place showroom in the NKBA's Art of the Industry national design competition.
Client-focused design is the key to Drury Design's success. Founded by Gail Drury, CMKBD, a pioneering mompreneur in 1987, the studio is a nationally recognized kitchen and interior design center. Located at 512 N. Main Street in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, the award-winning studio is one of the largest in the Midwest. With over 1,000 completed projects, Drury Design's team is dedicated to delivering complete client satisfaction. To interview Gail Drury, CMKBD, about kitchen, bath and home design trends or to request permission to use an image, contact Jim Drury at 630.469.4980. View Drury Design's online custom kitchen and bath design portfolio at http://drurykitchendesign.com.