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    Meet the judges: 

    Dick Busch, Dick Busch Architects

    Dick Busch has been involved in residential architecture for over 40 years. Starting his own firm in 1992, he and his staff have specialized in residential projects of all sizes and styles ranging from a 400-square-foot pergola to a 23,000-square-foot country manor.  Dick Busch Architects has relationships with a wide range of consultants, including engineers, interior designers, builders and contractors.

    Elizabeth Kavlock, Dashing Design by Elizabeth

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    This master bath was designed by Stylecraft Homes to create a balance between traditional and contemporary design as well as between masculine and feminine. The traditional marble tile floors are heated and laid in a less traditional pattern. The soft, semi-translucent mosaic tile on the vanity wall offers a counterbalance to the rigid geometric accent wall and floating framed black granite floor in the shower. The vanities include lighted and powered medicine cabinets for plenty of storage.

     

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    When it came to this first-floor bathroom remodel, Castle Design took cues from the Bali-inspired vibe of the home. Lush gardens, rich woods and a warm color palette played a role in the design. The 87-square-foot bath is the only one located on the first floor, so functionality was equally as important to the design as style. The designer used the Jack-and-Jill layout to create a unique floor plan that divided the vanity area from a fully accessible wet room. In the vanity area, the opaque, bronze glass vanity cabinet has ample storage and clean lines.

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    Inspired by Schumacher’s Queen of Spain wallpaper, which was introduced in 1963 when it was featured in an iconic black-and-white photo of Mick Jagger, Castle Design created a hip-traditional powder room for their clients. The designer created a scheme that blended traditional elements found in the home with modern details to create a space fit for the trendsetting wallcovering the homeowners requested. Brass elements, such as the angular sconces and delicate framed mirror, pop against the organically patterned wallpaper.

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    Updating a tired, builder-grade material bathroom into a glamorous spa-like retreat was the priority for the homeowner and task for a designer at Marcia Moore Design. While the space they had to work with was grand, the products were drab. One of the client’s must-haves was a freestanding tub with bubble jets as well as a floating vanity. The designer removed the drop-in tub, tub surround and large pillars to immediately open up the space. The first material chosen was an iridescent accent tile. Cascading sconces complement and draw attention to the waterfall feel of the accent tile.

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