You Voted, Now Meet Your Winning Picks of HGTV Faces of Design
And, vote you did! HGTV fans cast more than 850,000 votes and chose the following designers as the cream of the crop. Take a peek at their breathtaking photos, and learn more about their award-winning designs.
Judges' Choice Overall Winner + People's Pick: Countryside Escapes
Rustic Meets Contemporary Master Bedroom
Barnwood flows from the ceiling to the wall behind the contemporary, canopy bed, creating a warm, rustic backdrop to the master bedroom. Across from the bed is a stacked stone fireplace with a chunky wood mantel, the ideal focal point. A white flokati rug adds lightness and softness to the space. Design by Tracey Byrne
Rustic yet refined, this mountain hideaway makes greige look oh-so good! Wowing both our panel of judges and HGTV fans, architect Jerry Locati's luxe-meets-livable design checked everyone's boxes. With weathered wood-clad walls, a soaring ceiling and a stacked-stone fireplace, the home's master bedroom makes it easy to see why Jerry's design swept the competition.
Guest Bedroom is Welcoming, Rustic
Rustic wood creates twin bunk beds, perfect for overnight guests. Drawers at the bottom blend seamlessly into the design, while providing storage. Pillows featuring closeup shots of mountain animals brings a whimsical vibe to the space. Design by Tracey Byrne
But the master suite isn't the only room where form meets function; the kids' room packs a lot of style into these space-saving bunk beds. Clad in weathered wood, they continue the home's woodsy vibe, while a custom steel ladder adds a bit of industrial style. Clever drawers under the bottom bunk and a polished wood dresser ensure there's plenty of storage for overnight guests. (Note: While Jerry masterfully designed the home's architecture, which won him the prize, designer Tracey E Byrne was responsible for selecting the home's decorative finishes.)
People's Pick: Waterside Retreats
Lakeside Kitchen and Living Space
The architect created a tall, grand space for the living and kitchen space. To make the tall space feel cozy, all ceiling planes were covered with barn board and reclaimed beams. Those materials are repeated again on the island, wrapping around the base. To anchor the kitchen, large lanterns were brought in as a way to define the kitchen area and fill the volume.
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Designed by Kristina Crestin, this cabin-style charmer features reclaimed materials throughout to give the new construction a substantial, been-here-forever feel. In the open kitchen and living room, barnwood and reclaimed timber beams add architectural interest to the soaring space, while a window seat overlooking the lake brings in the cozy.
People's Pick: Crazy for Color
Modern House with Indoor-Outdoor Emphasis
Tri-level decks make the most of this California home's outdoor space while adding living area for a modern family. Sliding glass doors on the top floor, pocket doors in the center and a roll-up garage door at ground level are flexible and fit with the home's unique, modern architecture. The bold pink, yellow and teal color palette reflects the fun personality of the owners.
Designers Ross Levy and Michael Ageno certainly aren't afraid of a little color. They gave this formerly monochromatic California home a big dose of personality with punches of sunny yellow and look-at-me hot pink. But the saturated shades don't stop on the outside — check out the photos below to see how they made color king indoors, as well.
People's Pick: Bedrooms + Baths
Sophisticated Sitting Area in Master Bedroom
Simply elegant, a canopy bed is the centerpiece of this expansive master bedroom. The sitting area pairs a linen sofa with a tufted ottoman and wingback chair for a cozy, relaxing spot to read a book or sit and chat. Two area rugs help to define the separate areas of the space.
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A dreamy color palette + plush, sink-right-in textures = a restrful retreat in this master suite designed by Marie Flanigan. A softly painted French Provincial canopy bed anchors one end of the space, while the spacious seating area is an irresistible spot to curl up with a good book.
People's Pick: Dramatic Transformations
Buh-bye dark, dusty and dated! Architect Michael Abraham breathed new life into this formerly forlorn Tudor-style home with a freshened up facade and a crisp, clean makeover for the interiors, all while honoring the home's history and highlighting the existing beautiful bones.
People's Pick: Kid-tastic Spaces
Brown Transitional Nursery With White Rug
The nursery's mood is at once warm, inviting and playful, with animal friends peeking out from the walls and storage bins and graphic prints energizing the serene color scheme. It's a space to love for years to come.
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This imaginative nursery proves that gender-neutral doesn't mean style-free. From the gleaming gold polka-dot wallpaper to the playful lettered rug, designer Lieve Saether chose surfaces, materials and colors that will grow with the room's occupant, ensuring that this is a nursery that little Harper will love calling her own for many years to come.
People's Pick: Great First Impressions
Tropical Home Entrance With Potted Plants
With large potted plants, a naturally finished wood door and a cream exterior, this home entrance feels like the tropical paradise that surrounds it.
Jessica Klewicki Glynn
Voted top in our curb appeal category, this entry, designed by Amy Weaver, is certainly one that HGTV fans would love to come home to everyday. (Of course, a cute pup never hurts!) Winning them over is the wide front patio and arched wood door that opens up to a sunny, spacious foyer complete with a bench so guests can sit a spell. Click on the photos below to see more of Amy's design.
People's Pick: Kitchen + Dining
Proving that an all-white kitchen is still just right with HGTV fans, this stunner by Julie Bradshaw took top honors. Far from bland, Julie relied on luxurious surfaces, like the Calacatta marble countertop and backsplash, to break up the white cabinetry and inject a bit of natural color and movement. Weathered gray barstools pull a bit of the gray veining from the marble, while burnished gold pendants add a touch of glitz.
People's Pick: Pattern + Texture
Covered, Outdoor Lounge
There's ample space to lounge around in this covered, outdoor living space. Cushioned furniture makes the space extra comfy and perfect for drinking cocktails.
Designed by Elaina Myers and Susanna Samaniego, this open-air living space features an easy-breezy feel and plenty of texture via rattan furniture, block-printed fabrics and a wood-slat ceiling. Forming the heart of a Balinese boutique hotel, the spacious pavillion provides a place for guests to gather for meals, enjoy a cocktail or just relax. Browse the photos below to see how Elaina and Susanna incorporated global patterns into their tropical design.
People's Pick: Posh Public Spaces
Macallans Public House With Booths and High Top Tables
A husband and wife team with a love for whiskey and the finer things in life teamed up with Design Firm to create a vibrant yet rustic environment perfect for the rough and tumble cowboy, but refined enough for a diva.
Taking its cues from classic Irish public houses, Kelly Ferm's design for Macallan's Pub feels warm, welcoming and laid back. Timeless touches, like an exposed brick wall and sink-right-in velvet seating, pair beautifully with industial-style lighting and timeworn hardwood floors. Click on the photos below to see more of this pub where every hour is happy.
People's Pick: Big City Digs
Black-and-White Chef's Kitchen is Family Friendly
Black cabinets and drawers make a striking contrast against the white walls and kitchen island. Classic architectural details, like elegant columns and crown molding, combine with contemporary elements, such as the bubble pendant lights, to create a transitional chef's kitchen that is truly the heart of the home.
Michael J. Lee
Filled with light, this Boston brownstone wowed HGTV fans with designer Jennifer Glickman's mix of classic and contemporary details. From the eclectic living room, filled with one-of-a-kind finds, to the playful powder room and the home's sleek kitchen, each space feels sophisticated, but not stiff, and perfectly personalized.
People's Pick: Unique Spaces
Modern Basement with Small Bar Area
To serve the family's entertaining needs, designers added a walk-up bar in the billiard area. In the corner of the space, a rustic, elegant wine rack displays refreshment choices, while a mini-fridge, sink and storage spaces make this small bar area complete and accessible.
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Designed by Olivier Goedert, this basement makes the most of a formerly dark and underused space. Olivier brightened it up dramatically with soft gray walls, a hardwood floor and unique overhead lighting, like the bubble glass chandelier illuminating the pool table. A nearby fully stocked wine cellar, two beer taps and a mini fridge ensure that guests will stay properly hydrated, while around the corner is a media room and fully equipped home gym.