Thursday, August 20, 2009

2009 Legacy Awards Show

ASID's annual Legacy of Design Awards this last Friday night was a truly remarkable event, as it has been each year since it's initiation. The Legacy Design Awards recognizes talent in the interior design industry in both commercial and residential facets. Each category is then designated by years of practice from veterans to rising stars. It is a great event that brings together practitioners, industry partners, and students alike.
The event was hosted at Studios 1019 at 1019 Monitor down in the industry/design district, where a simple warehouse space has been transformed to a premier event location. Check out the link to see snapshots of their mod "outdoor" interiors. Food and drinks were provided by Don Ross Nabb Products and Twin Liquors Fine Wine & Spirits, valet by Lone Star Valet Parking, and the gorgeous floral arrangements by Freesia.
Of course some of my favorite sponsors include Luxe Interiors magazine, where Dallas Design Group, Interiors will reveal our new ad campaign that myself and Tamra Canoe have been working hard at for the past couple of months. I used clean, simple lines and negative space to simply let our work speak for itself. I have yet to see the final proof before it is released in next month's issue, and can hardly wait to see the finished product! Also, a special mention to Jenny Nofsinger, Regional Account Executive for Luxe magazine who has been a true gem to work with. We learned that Jenny has been stricken with pneumonia this past week and was not able to attend, get well soon Jenny! :)


Also another favorite sponsor is one of our own accounts, Morrison Group, who is opening an Morrison Supply Showroom in Fort Worth where our design team of myself, Tracy Rasor, Darla Dillon, and Misti Giarratano have been working hard on the past 4 months, finalizing interior architecture plans, finishes & selections, and now we are on the last leg of furnishings and artwork. The building supply showroom is one - or should I say a few - steps above leading building supply showrooms I think anywhere in the region and this will truly be a remarkable one-stop shop for any client. Thanks to Bryce Poole and his wonderful team at Morrison Supply where you can see their passion and enthusiasm for always going the extra mile to take something from simple to spectacular. Be sure to visit Morrison Supply when we finish up the install at the end of next month, for their grand opening of October 12.

Also a special mention to Lucy Lucero at Elegante Iron, who has also been great to work with on many of our custom iron door needs at Dallas Design Group, Interiors. She is always consistent in her follow through and excellent customer service.

And of course - back to the winners, who I will go into much more detail once they are published, as the night went by so fast and I do not wish to make any blunders by misrepresenting anyone, but did notice all of the usual winners were announced again as in years past, such as Sawyer Design Associates, Hayslip Design Associates, and Jonie Wyll to name a few.

And last but not least, we took home 4 awards that night, yeah! Special pat on the back to Lisa Barron, for Goody Goody Liquor Stores, and my design team leader Tracy Rasor for bringing home 2 separate residential spaces and also a commercial showroom space award. Once we get all of the photos up, I will do a "winners blog post" showcasing some of my favorite spaces from our own designers and also of the other winners as well. There is so much talent in Dallas that I am constantly inspired and reminded that I am following my passion, which is the greatest inspiration of all....

Dallas Design Group, Interiors Crew

Christina Garcia, intern, Tracy Rasor,Vice President, Shannon Greene, intern, Me, Senior Designer, Darla Dillon, Junior Designer

Same as above, but we added some Tamra Canoe, Business Manager, Lisa Barron, Senior Designer

Tracy & John Rasor

Tracy & Lisa

All in all, it was a very fun and worthwhile event and we already have our calenders marked for next year...August 13, 2010.
And don't forget to pick up the newest copy of Luxe Interiors next month showcasing all of the winners!

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