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34th Annual Arts Awards Finalists

DALLAS—Dallas Market Center and ART have announced the finalists for the 34th ARTS Awards.

A committee of industry experts evaluated hundreds of submitted nominations to determine the list of finalists. The announced finalists will submit materials for judging in the fall, and award recipients will be announced at a gala event in Dallas on Friday, Jan. 12, 2024. Special category awards including Academy of Achievement and the HEARTS Award will be announced at a later date.

What’s New, What’s Now for fall 2023 interior design trends.

Hello friends! I’m just back from Las Vegas Market and wanted to share three very strong trends emerging in interior design. I hope that they’re a fun jumping off point for you as you consider furnishing your homes for the holidays. Remember, if you are thinking about new furniture for any areas of your home for the holidays, your orders need to be placed by the end of September for a chance at delivery before Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Trend One:

Pedestals. Yes, you read that right. Pedestals. Used to spiff up a corner or an entry near a staircase, or the end of a hallway, pedestals are popping up everywhere. At this vendor from Market, they chose to use onyx and to light them from within using LED lighting. If you’re not wild for a fiddle leaf fig tree in corners to take up visual space, this is an excellent option.

Trend Two:

Quiet Warm Neutrals. Forever and ever it seems, gray was the number one neutral being used in upholstery, window coverings and area rugs. But gray can read cold, if the undertone is blue. Research shows that warmer colors and colors with a green undertone are more likely to create a sense of calm and wellbeing. Enter in: Quiet Warm Neutrals. Demonstrated to excellent effect in the Hooker Furniture showroom and the Norwalk Furniture showroom, you can see the presence of taupes, beiges and black as a grounding contrast.

Trend Three:

Large Scale Floral Influence. Biophilic design is more and more the “thing” in home decor and lighting and furniture showrooms really embraced the nod to nature at  this market. The flower coffee table from Hooker Furniture, statement making light fixtures from Hudson Valley, and floral prints on upholstered furniture at Norwalk all allude to this emerging trend.

As you plan to deck your halls, I hope you’ll consider taking advantage of one or more of these treat-to-the-eye trends. Just a few little touches will instantly elevate your space with a contemporary feeling that brings warmth and drama to rooms where they are applied.

Considering an interior design competition? Wendy Glaister reveals her secrets

Wendy Glaister has been designing luxury residences throughout California for 17 years. Her work has won many awards, most recently from California’s Best of 209 competition (a Gold for Interior Design 2023 and Silver for Kitchen/Bath Remodeling 2023), as well as from ASID California/Central Nevada (ANDYZ Awards for 2023 Best Individual Residential Space Over 3,000 sq. ft. and 2023 Best Showroom Design). Here she talks with us about her design competition strategy.

When did you win your first design award?

My first ASID award was in 2020 for Luxury Residential Bath for a really special home addition we did for the sweetest clients ever…who are sweet potato and almond farmers. The bathroom design was super glamorous and it was such a treat to be given this award.

My first ASID award was in 2020 for Luxury Residential Bath for a really special home addition we did for the sweetest clients ever…who are sweet potato and almond farmers. The bathroom design was super glamorous and it was such a treat to be given this award.

Golden State of Mind

A Designer creates the perfect haven for a growing family on the go. 
— By Chelsie Butler

When a busy California couple needed a major update to their residence, they hired designer Wendy Glaister Interiors, after they saw her work on Houzz. The clients are busy physicians who work long hours and were expecting their first child. They wanted to make this forever home truley theirs aesthetically, spacially, energetically and functionally. 

"The house is in Ripon, Calif., which is an idyllic location, and although it had the guts of a great family home, it needed a lot of work. We pretty much took it down to the studs, and there was not one surface that wasn't touched. With their inspiration photos, I was able to clearly understand their aesthetic."

Last Look – RN Retreat

Wendy Glaister is the founder of Wendy Glaister Interiors, based in Modesto, CA. “We come alongside you, offering the organization, expertise, technical knowledge and designer’s aesthetic that will make pulling your project together fun, not frustrating,” she says of her business’s focus.

We coined this project “RN Retreat.” The remodel was designed in August 2020 in the midst of Covid. The client, an ICU charge nurse at a local hospital, wanted a serene place to be with her husband and a timeless design that was visually calming — an escape after a hectic day.

Las Vegas Design Center, ASID Announces 9th Annual ANDYZ Winners

ANDYZ Award winners for 2023.

Las Vegas Design Center (LVDC) and the California Central/Nevada Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) today announced 15 winners of the 9th Annual ANDYZ Awards. All 2023 finalists were recognized, and winners were announced at an in-person awards ceremony at Las Vegas Market, which runs through Thursday, August 3, at World Market Center Las Vegas.

“Las Vegas Design Center is proud to partner with ASID to honor the incredible talent and creativity of the interior design community – from California and Nevada to Florida and Ontario,” said Cain Brodie, LVDC general manager. “The outstanding work of the 15 winners of this year’s ANDYZ Awards is an inspiration for the entire design trade.”

Having the Pinterest house won’t make you happy and other design lessons with Wendy Glaister

Wendy Glaister grew up in retail, specifically in her parents’ jewelry shop, which influences every aspect of how she operates her interior design firm. It is evident in the classical music she plays as a backdrop for her social media short form video content and the dedicated customer service she offers to her clients. This summer, at Las Vegas Market, she is poised to win two ASID ANDYZ Awards for Best Residential Space and Best Showroom Space.

This week, DNN Editor in Chief Courtney Porter, sat down with award -winning designer and former ASID Central California Nevada’s President, Wendy Glaister, to discuss running a successful design firm, being an active participant in ones’ local design community, expensive design mistakes, and the emotional toll caring for clients can take. Click play on the video to watch the discussion or read on for highlights. 

Award-winning Turlock Dental Care remodel featuring Silestone

Turlock Dental Care is a small family business with a big mission: to take care of and help people, whether it be their staff, patients, community members, or people in need by way of their mission trips and support. They moved into a new building on the corner of Monte Vista and Colorado in Turlock, California and remodeled it in order to service even more people.

The prestigious American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) named this project the 2022 Best Commercial Space, and it is no surprise why. The family wanted to create a feeling of calmness within the space, and Wendy Glaister of Wendy Glaister Interiors was the perfect person for the job. She carefully selected every material with this goal in mind, including Silestone countertops complemented by the interesting lighting design by Carrie Arnold.

Bathroom of the Week: Accessibility and Blue Style for Retirees

An updated bathroom with improved storage and a breezier floor plan gives a couple a stylish way to age in place

This Manteca, California, couple built their ranch-style house 35 years ago. After retiring, they had no desire to leave. But a few updates were in order to make the home comfortable for years to come.

For the primary bathroom off the main bedroom, the couple needed more light, improved storage and a more safely accessible shower. They hired designers Wendy Glaister and Stephanie Poulsen and builder Dean Adkins to reimagine the layout and relocate a closet to enlarge the bathroom by 37 square feet. The remodeling team then punched out three new windows and enlarged another to bring in natural light. A new curbless shower with a frameless glass panel gives the couple the easy access they wanted. And a blue vanity and blue accent wall tile in the shower create a soothing style.