You Voted, Now Meet Your Winning Picks of HGTV Faces of Design

More than 1,000 of the nation's leading designers and architects submitted their best work for our HGTV Faces of Design Awards. From countryside escapes to big city digs, our competition showcased the best of the best, all vying for your vote.

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, Contemporary Master Bedroom With Stacked Stone Fireplace

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

Photo by: Audrey Hall

Audrey Hall

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.

Rustic Guest Bedroom With Bunk Beds

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

Photo by: Audrey Hall

Audrey Hall

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.)

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People's Pick: Waterside Retreats

Kitchen and Living Area With Barn Wood Ceiling & Reclaimed Beams

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.

Photo by: James R. Salomon Photography

James R. Salomon Photography

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.

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People's Pick: Crazy for Color

Modern House with Multiple Decks

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.

Photo by: Cesar Rubio

Cesar Rubio

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.

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People's Pick: Bedrooms + Baths

White, Cottage Master Bedroom With Canopy Bed

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.

Photo by: Julie Soefer Photography

Julie Soefer Photography

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.

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People's Pick: Dramatic Transformations

Transitional White Kitchen With White Cabinets, Island & Black Countertops

Striking Eat-In Kitchen

Talk about a "wow" factor. This stunning, renovated kitchen features hardwood flooring, beautiful white cabinets and a lovely kitchen island that serves as place to prep and eat. Black stone countertops add striking contrast to the fresh design.

Photo by: Michael Robinson

Michael Robinson

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.

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People's Pick: Kid-tastic Spaces

Brown Transitional Nursery

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.

Photo by: Allison Cartwright/ Twist Tours

Allison Cartwright/ Twist Tours

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. 

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People's Pick: Great First Impressions

White Beach House Entrance With Wood Front Door

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.

Photo by: Jessica Klewicki Glynn

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.

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People's Pick: Kitchen + Dining

White Cottage Great Room

White Cottage Great Room With Barstools

A classic, clean aesthetic was the goal for this kitchen remodel. Mixing different textures—wood, metal, stone—keeps the neutral palette from looking ho hum.

Photo by: Jennifer Siu-Rivera Photography

Jennifer Siu-Rivera Photography

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.

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People's Pick: Pattern + Texture

Coastal Outdoor Space With Cushioned Furniture

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.

Photo by: Jason Wolcott

Jason Wolcott

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.

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People's Pick: Posh Public Spaces

Booths and Pendant Lights at Macallans Public House

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.

Photo by: Mike Kelley

Mike Kelley

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.

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People's Pick: Big City Digs

Black-and-White Transitional Kitchen

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.

Photo by: Michael J. Lee

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.

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People's Pick: Unique Spaces

Small Bar Area in Basement

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.

Photo by: Jon Eady Photography

Jon Eady Photography

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.

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