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Wayfair Professional Announces Winners of 2020 Tastemaker Awards

Wayfair Professional, the business program of Wayfair Inc., spotlights 2020 winners of its annual Tastemakers Awards in five categories of residential and commercial design.

8/13/2020
A living room with a palm leave printed rug under a white speckled area rug
Layered area rugs anchor a room by Galey Alix Design, Best Commercial Design winner.

BOSTON -- Wayfair Inc., one of the world's largest online destinations for the home, has announced the winners of Wayfair Professional's 5th annual Tastemaker Awards, celebrating excellence and innovation in commercial and residential design.

Wayfair Professional members shared hundreds of stunning images from their portfolios in hopes of impressing four industry-leading judges and thereby winning the prestigious awards. The judges, Hadley Keller of House Beautiful; Chip Wade, expert craftsman and Emmy-winning host of HGTV's Elbow Room; Katy Olson, of Architectural Digest's professional design community AD PRO; and Ariela Kiradjian, COO of Boutique & Lifestyle Leaders Association and co-founder of hotel discovery hub StayBoutique, have chosen the following 2020's Tastemakers.

Winner, Best Commercial Design: Galey Alix Design | Office Space Redesign
 
Galey Alix Design, owned and operated by Galey Alix Gravenstein, won the Wayfair Professional Tastemaker Award for best commercial design for the redesign of a Florida-based client's office space. A Wall Street executive by day and self-made designer and videographer by weekend, Gravenstein was excited at the prospect of saving the space and infusing a fresh "resimercial" vibe in the space. This was the designer's first commercial project -- the client found her on Instagram.

Winner, Best Residential Design: Eyoh Design
 

Eyoh Design

The best residential design award for 2020 is an open bedroom and outdoor space by Eyoh Design, a boutique custom residential design firm led by managing partners Dustin and Alex Morris. The duo crafted an oasis by designing the bedroom to go directly into the courtyard and outdoor dining area. This created a home with fluid boundaries that blur the lines between different rooms and areas.

Winner, Best Accommodations Design: Sosuite
 

Sosuite

Sosuite, a short-term rental company providing unique accommodations for business travelers and vacationers, won accommodations design for Independence Lofts. Simon Seroussi, interior designer and co-founder of Sosuite, set out to transform an industrial building built over 100 years ago, infusing a cosmopolitan feel of Philadelphia into the space. Using all Wayfair products, he installed modern marble wallpaper in one bedroom and dramatic geometric patterns in another room with high ceilings.

Winner, Best Bar or Restaurant Design: TSG Design LLC
 
RestaurantTSG Design LLC, a mother-and-daughter design team based in New Jersey, won the Wayfair 2020 Tastemaker Award for its design of the Iron Whale Restaurant. Terry Gierlatowicz and Sydney Mauhs were given total control to design boardwalk restaurant in Asbury Park. With 11 different seating areas and the use of 12 different fabrics and materials, each area of the restaurant has its own unique feel while staying true to the coastal theme.

Winner, Most Dramatic Renovation: Beyond 702 Interiors
 
A kitchen renovation by Tiffany Haynes, owner and operator of full- service interior design firm Beyond 702 Interiors, was selected for the 2020 Most Dramatic Renovation. For this project, Haynes set out to help a husband and wife looking to create a safe, calming space in their home. The original space's pain points included an odd kitchen island and less-than-ideal storage options. Haynes was given total control over redesigning the space with the help of Wayfair Professional.


Since the inception of the Tastemaker Awards in 2015, tens of thousands of impressive entries have been submitted for consideration, but only 26 designers and design firms have been named winners, representing the very best in design and ingenuity.
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