Top Interior Designers Recognized for Exceptional Work by Wayfair’s
Trade Program and Industry Experts Chip Wade, Alison Victoria and
Wayfair Inc. (NYSE:W), one of the world's largest online destinations
for home furnishings and décor, today announced the winners of the 2017
Trade Tastemaker Awards. For the third-annual campaign, Wayfair
Trade collaborated with design visionaries Chip Wade, Alison
Victoria and Sabrina Smelko to identify the top designs from more than
10,000 submissions, a record number for the program. This year’s judges
critiqued the entries based on innovation and aesthetic in each of the
following categories: Designer of the Year, Best Use of Color, Best
Office Space and Best Hospitality Space. For the second consecutive
year, the public had the chance to vote on their favorite project
through the People’s Choice award.
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Judges of the 2017 Wayfair Trade Tastemaker Awards (L-R) Alison Victoria, Chip Wade, Sabrina Smelko (Photo: Business Wire)
“We are always amazed by the spectacular designs created by the talented
members of our Trade program and are thrilled to team up with our expert
judges to recognize those who are elevating the future of the industry,”
said Jessica Dowling, head of Wayfair Trade. “This year’s award-winning
concepts demonstrate what it means to be a Trade Tastemaker by
illustrating an exceptional balance of materials and color, and by
showcasing an unwavering commitment to innovative design.”
2017 Trade Tastemaker Award Winners:
Award winners were recognized at an exclusive ceremony in New York. The
ceremony was hosted by Evette Rios and Megan Colarossi from Wayfair and
A+E Network’s lifestyle series The Way Home, along with the 2017
judges and previous Trade Tastemaker winners.
Comments from the judges:
“The designs that caught my eye were the ones that were layered yet
balanced. To be able to create a space by blending different materials
and textures that’s well executed is challenging. Just by looking at
these spaces, it’s clear that the designers have a tremendous amount of
talent and approach each project with a great deal of passion.” – Alison
Victoria, host of HGTV and DIY Networks’ “Kitchen Crashers” and founder
of Alison Victoria Interiors
“Design that demonstrates a consistent voice yet still offers something
fresh and surprising is what grabs my attention. Each designer’s
approach was so unique, but they all demonstrated a high
attention-to-detail, making our job very hard. You can tell that a lot
of thought, care and love was put into each project, and the resulting
spaces are truly captivating and inspiring.” – Sabrina Smelko, star of
HGTV’s newest series “Save My Reno” and creative director at Wild and
“Design is all about balance. Going beyond traditional while maintaining
classic appeal requires bold creativity and willingness to take risks.
These designers captured my attention through their ability to tell such
colorful stories by transforming living spaces into exceptional
masterpieces.” – Chip Wade, owner of Wade Works Creative and host of
HGTV’s “Elbow Room”
Wayfair Trade is a community of interior designers, architects,
contractors and real estate stagers. Open to accredited professionals in
the U.S. and Canada, members receive access to top brands and trade
exclusive collections, design tools such as idea boards to organize
product selections by room, and a dedicated industry expert to help with
the design process from start-to-finish.
To follow the campaign, join the conversation on Facebook at
Wayfair Trade, Instagram @wayfairtrade
and at #TradeTastemaker.
About Wayfair Trade
Trade is open to credentialed design professionals. Members enjoy access
to exclusive discounts and perks on over 13 million products across six
sites, including Wayfair.com, Joss & Main, AllModern, DwellStudio, Birch
Lane and Wayfair Supply. The program is also open to trade professionals
in Canada through Wayfair.ca.
To enroll or find out more, visit us here.
About Wayfair Business
Business is a one-stop shop that serves business, hospitality, property
management and education professionals by offering commercially rated
products and competitive pricing. To enroll or find out more, visit us here.
offers an extensive selection of home furnishings and décor across all
styles and price points. The Wayfair family of brands includes:
an online destination for all things home
& Main, where beautiful furniture and finds meet irresistible
your home for affordable modern design
a design house with a decidedly modern vibe
Lane, a collection of classic furnishings and timeless home décor
Wayfair generated $3.4 billion in net revenue for full year 2016.
Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts with operations throughout North
America and Europe, the company employs more than 5,600 people.
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Source: Wayfair Inc.