And the winner is...

Congratulations to Katherine Porath, of Katherine Joy Interiors, for being the 2019 Pinnacle Award

Winner! The Pinnacle Award was new to this year’s DDA Design Competition and was voted on by the public. It featured the finalists from four categories:

  • Interior Decorating, No Construction, $10 - $45K
  • Interior Decorating under $45K
  • Interior Decorating $45 - $100K
  • Interior Decorating over $100K

Katherine also won Gold for Universal Kitchen or Bath and Silver for Interior Decorating under $45K .

For those who missed our Awards Gala, here are the rest of the winners of the Design Competition:

  • Student, General – sponsored by Budget Blinds & Tailored Living
    • Gold -- Suzanne Chenard
    • Silver -- Vivian Mai Thao
    • Bronze -- Bhoomi Patel

  • Student, Universal Kitchen or Bath – sponsored by Living in Place Network
    • Gold -- Vivian Mai Thao
    • Silver -- Suzanne Chenard
    • Bronze -- Pukar Risal

  • Bathroom under $30K – sponsored by Ceragres
    • Gold – Rotem Golan, Ace of Space Interiors
    • Silver – Kim Purvis, Aurora Décor
    • Bronze – Adolphina Karachok & Leanne Tammaro, DesignTheory

  • Bathroom over $30K – sponsored by BainUltra
    • Gold -- Lisa Frahm, Frahm Interiors
    • Silver – Svetlana Tryaskina, Estee Design

  • Kitchen under $50K – sponsored by Distinctive
    • Gold – Adolphina Karachok & Leanne Tammaro, DesignTheory
    • Silver – Rotem Golan, Ace of Space Interiors
    • Bronze – Robin Boles, Robin Interiors

  • Kitchen over $50K – sponsored by Caplan’s Appliances
    • Gold – Svetlana Tryaskina, Estee Design
    • Silver – Nancy Lem, Nancy Lem Design
    • Bronze – Gabriele Pizzale, Pizzale Design Inc.

  • Universal Kitchen or Bath – sponsored by Living in Place Network
    • Gold – Katherine Porath, Katherine Joy Interiors
    • Silver – Andria Cowan & Katie Golec, ACM Designs

  • Commercial – sponsored by ProSource Toronto
    • Gold – Sascha Lafleur, West of Main
    • Silver – Lana McIver, Interior Design Group
    • Bronze – Heddy Bing, Urban Spaces Design

  • Challenging Budget under $10K – sponsored by Glen Dimplex
    • Gold – Elena Gouchtchina, Maison Interiors
    • Silver – Rida Fatima Wasim, Rida Interiors
    • Bronze – Katie Golec, ACM Designs

  • Interior Decorating, no construction, $10 - $45K – sponsored by Sherwin Williams
    • Gold – Marisa Lupo & Luisa Maringola, Lumar Interiors
    • Silver – Marisa Lupo & Luisa Maringola, Lumar Interiors
    • Bronze – Patti Wilson, Patti Wilson Design Inc

  • Interior Decorating under $45K – sponsored by Caesarstone
    • Gold – Gabriele Pizzale, Pizzale Design Inc
    • Silver – Katherine Porath, Katherine Joy Interiors
    • Bronze – Lindsay Wolfe-Assaf, The Home Stylist

  • Interior Decorating $45 - $100K – sponsored by Stylish Fireplaces & Interiors
    • Gold – Gabriele Pizzale, Pizzale Design Inc.
    • Silver – Marisa Lupo & Luisa Maringola, Lumar Interiors
    • Bronze – Margaret Struthers, Margaret Struthers Interiors

  • Interior Decorating over $100K – sponsored by Cosentino
    • Gold – Svetlana Tryaskina, Estee Design
    • Silver – Sascha Lafleur, West of Main
    • Bronze - Patti Wilson, Patti Wilson Design Inc