2014 American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) 1st Place - Specialty

Award Winners Before and After

2014 ASID award: 1st place in Specials Category

This project has won the following awards:

  • American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) 1st Place 2014 Specialty


This gentleman's room in a 100-year old Tudor-style home was built with devoted attention to period detail. An existing guest room was transformed into a room for the gentleman of the house to store, appreciate and care for his collection of guns and other treasured objects. The room was designed with respect for history, restraint and a masculine point of view. The design emphasizes bringing as much natural light into the environment as possible while keeping the overall tone of the room comfortable, subdued and elegant. Cabinetry was meticulously designed to conceal the area where valuables, including a gun collection in a safe weighing almost 1000 pounds, are stored. Detailed wainscoting throughout the room establishes the design's respect for the character of the home. Entering this gentleman's room with no modern technology but a dedicated attention to period detail and comfort feels like stepping back in time.

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2014 ASID Awards Specialty Before 1

The existing guest room in a historic Tudor-style home was dark and unremarkable. The client wanted to transform the room into a gentleman's retreat.

2014 ASID Awards Specialty After 1

Light from the 100-year old home's original windows floods into the room and reflects off of the room's meticulously detailed wainscoting and carefully painted white ceiling, selected in a shade and texture to maximize natural light.

2014 ASID Awards Specialty Before 2

The historical home had interesting details and an essential character that the client wanted to retain in the new design.

2014 ASID Awards Specialty After 2

Wallpaper in an elegant rust red with gold highlights is a backdrop to thoughtfully chosen pieces of furniture, an ornate rug, and distressed maple wood floors, all presenting a comforting masculine warmth.

2014 ASID Awards Specialty Before 3

The room's original walls and storage/crawl space needed to be converted into a space large enough to securely conceal the client's antique gun collection.

2014 ASID Awards Specialty After 3

Meticulous details were built into the new cabinetry, which safely and discreetly stores the client's valuables. The home's original windows were restored with new molding and given a fresh, clean update with window treatments that suit their historical, masculine surroundings.