janet-brooks-design-ASID-2016-AwardJanet Brooks Design is proud to announce that we’re the winner of the 2016 ASID Design Excellence Award for Singular Space.

Phoenix Home & Garden Magazine recently presented the first-place residential winners in the ASID Design Excellence Awards, the Valley’s preeminent annual design contest that highlights the exceptional talent of industry leaders around the state.

A distinguished international group of interior designers and architects judged this year’s contest – the chapter’s 40th – which consisted of 165 entries in residential and commercial categories

When faced with the challenge of updating a poorly designed great room filled with columns and soffits, Janet Brooks came up with a multifaceted solution that produced dramatic results in this Calm Contemporary Design.

To give the room a much needed focal point, she eliminated an unattractive corner fireplace and created a feature wall anchored by a linear firebox with a floating 17-foot-long concrete hearth. The room is balanced at the opposite end with a freestanding Macassar ebony bar boasting a waterfall-edge top of white quartzite.

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Changes made to lighten the space included replacing small sliding-glass doors with a large pocketing glass wall and installing 24-inch-square marble tile flooring in pale hues that blend with the room’s cream-toned walls. Further improving this multipurpose room is a new front door designed by Brooks and a single indirectly lit rectangular soffit in the ceiling.