In the residential category: Congratulations to Courtney Lautenschlager from Iowa State University.
Her design concept: Located within Mies Van Der Rohe's Lakeshore Drive apartments in Chicago, Ill., this luxury condominium was designed with a primary triadic color scheme of red, blue and yellow with an accent of grey. The space is simple and refined, yet made complex by adding layers and harmony within the selected color palette. A centrally located spiral staircase ties the open floor plan together and creates a musical rhythm. The base of the stairs is accented in a bold teal (Splashy SW 6942) in order to make it a focus. Using this lively color helps ground the staircase within the condo and marks it as a reference point. Also, red (Heartthrob SW 6866) accents are dispersed through the space to add excitement and interest. A soft blue (Bubble SW 6770) was applied to the ceiling plane, inspired by the essence of the sky.
Since the condominium contains many large windows displaying Lake Michigan, the idea of bringing the outdoors into the space was essential. The sky blue ceiling encourages this concept. Yellow (Optimistic Yellow SW 6900 and Nugget SW 6697) and gray (Web Gray SW 7075 and Upward SW 6239) complete the color palette by creating a base of less intense hues. Since the public area, including living, dining and kitchen, is open, it allows a balance of both saturated and diluted colors. The primary triadic color scheme developed for this project was absolutely imperative to the design solution. The architecture and layout of the space is rather simple, but the selected color palette brings it to life and reflects the personality of its residents. (Accessories shown are from Crate & Barrel and West Elm.)
In the commercial category: Congratulations to Jessica N. Anderson from Valdosta State University.
Her design concept: Flora & Fauna is a luxury skin and beauty clinic located in Slade, Ky. The clinic strives to create a calming and relaxing environment where clients can escape their daily routines and feel their stress melt away. Flora & Fauna also focuses on incorporating sustainable materials into their interiors. A blend of sophisticated natural elements and clean, modern lines creates a soothing and peaceful environment. Large skylights, a couples massage room and a custom hydrotherapy room are just a few of the unique features that make this clinic stand out. An open and organic floor plan boasting large windows emphasizes the beautiful surrounding of rural Slade. The palette of Sherwin-Williams colors that grace the walls of Flora & Fauna include Great Green (SW 6430), Gratifying Green (SW 6435), Vast Sky (SW 6506) and Wool Skein (SW 6148). Sherwin-Williams high-quality pigments emphasize the clinic's luxury and high-end features.