Traditional Home Rising Stars of Design

   

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Traditional Home Magazine is looking for the next Designer Rising Stars. I have always LOVED reading each of the winners bio's and so admired their work.

This year I have been nominated, alongside many of my Designer friends, for this amazing honor.  I would so appreciate your support.

 

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I would so appreciate your vote!

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Click the link below to place your vote!

http://newtrads.traditionalhome.com/entry/1785/o2xdbbd0quwuu8cvl8vf

Traditional Home Magazine & Great Kitchen's Digital Edition!

Sneek Peek
 
 
Several months ago I received information about a Traditional Home contest and immediately felt it would be something I should enter. (see above).
 
 
They gave us an option to choose from 5 categories. 
 
1.  The Ultimate Kitchen
2. Entertaining Secrets
3. Favorite Kitchen Designer
4. At Home Event Theme & Menu
5. Best Dressed Table
 
 I couldn't decide whether I wanted to enter for the "Best Dressed Table" or enter one of my Kitchens in the "Ultimate Kitchen" category. 
 
 
As you know if you follow my blog, I'm not only crazy about decorating and design, I'm passionate about entertaining, food, parties, gathering friends and families together and all things beautiful! 
 
 
 I wrote a post last year about one of the Gourmet Dinner club parties that my husband and I hosted.  See the Tablescape, Food & Menu that I thought would have been great for the "Best Dressed Table" or "At Home Event Theme and Menu" submission.
 
 
 
In the end I decided to enter one of my kitchen remodels that I am so passionate about.  One of the main reasons is that it has a fabulous family story that I knew many would LOVE and enjoy if I shared it!  The kitchen is absolutely gorgeous too because my client has great taste!  I checked with her to make sure it would be okay to submit the entry and she was elated.  My client and I shared fun & happy moments and as I worked on this kitchen with my contracting crew.  My team grew to love their family and were sad when the job was over.  She even made all the guys her famous "iced"  brownies when the job was done and they devoured the entire pan.  They said they were "off the chain", An expression that I had never heard!!
 
I collected my thoughts, pictures, etc. and submitted my kitchen with crossed fingers and held my breath, hoping that I would win......
 
 
 
Well, the other day I was notified by Traditional Home Magazine that my kitchen (my client's kitchen to be correct) did win in this contest!!! 
 
I am beside excited and so is my client!  Thank you Traditional Home for this honor of being chosen.
 
 
My kitchen remodel will be a part of the Great Kitchens Digital Edition, full of fresh inspiration—from design tricks and cooking tips to entertaining must-haves that will be live May 24th so keep a watch out for it! 
 
A sneak peek into the kitchen.



Traditional Home is also having a Great Kitchens Sweepstakes. Enter for a chance to shop, cook, eat, and enjoy California hospitality alongside Thermador chefs, Traditional Home editors, and the bloggers and designers featured in our Great Kitchens online magazine at the Thermador Design & Experience Center! One lucky winner and guest will have the chance to join the celebration, July 22-24, in Irvine, California. 
YOU can Enter to win here.
 
Thanks for being excited for me!