Wednesday, October 1, 2014

2014 VRBA Care Awards

The VRBA CARE Awards Gala was held last Friday at the very beautiful Fairmont Empress Hotel.  Members of the Victoria Residential Builders Association gathered in anticipation to hear the Gold winners out of the many amazing finalists nominated this year.

Jenny Martin Design 
(Mari, Julia, Jenny, Samantha, Sarah)

We are so pleased to announce that we have been awarded Gold in four categories. 

1. Gold - Best Traditional Kitchen 225-500 sq.ft "Castleview" 

 Teaming up with Maximilian Huxley Construction, we converted an awkward kitchen and mudroom into a beautiful classic kitchen to suit the elegance of this 1922 house.  The maple stained wood island showcases a custom motif designed by Mari O'Meara. 

"This kitchen needed something special and unique which it lacked when we were shown the space.  The house itself is such a beautiful gem with fine details and millwork original to the house that the kitchen needed to make just as much of an impression."                  - Mari O'Meara BA BID 


Cabinet Colour: Benjamin Moore - Cloud Cover - OC25
Countertop: Island Cambria "Bellingham"
Countertop: Perimeter Cambria "New Quay"
Hardware: Restoration Hardware
Backsplash Tile: Marble Venus Tumbled Mosaic "Milky Way" by Olympia Tile

2. Gold - Best Bathroom under 100 sq. ft.

Maximilian Huxley & Jenny Martin Design

 The challenge we faced with the Amphora bathroom was the lack of space.  We wanted to ensure that a sense of luxury was not only achieved by the finishes selected, but also by making sure that the space was not overcrowded.  In the end, by adding a new window and finding the right proportions to the size of the room, we were able to create an award winning Master Ensuite.


Cabinet Colour: Farrow & Ball - Skimming Stone No. 241
Countertop: Bianco Carrara Marble
Hardware: Victoria Specialty Hardware Jeffrey Alexander Belcastel Handles Schaub Classic Knob in Polished Nickel
Backsplash Tile: Accent Tile in Shower from Decora Tile D-16356F

Contractor: Maximilian Huxley Construction
Cabinetry: Southshore Cabinets

3. Gold - Best Contemporary Kitchen under 230 sq. ft.
4. Gold - Best Interior - Residential under 2,800 sq.ft

Chris Clark (Coast Prestige Homes) & Jenny Martin Design

 This waterfront condo had so many attributes: from large spacious rooms to panoramic views.  We strived to ensure that any of the new elements introduced would not take away from the breathtaking view.  The palette was kept neutral and inspired by the existing travertine fireplace.

 We had the pleasure of working with Coast Prestige Homes and Thomas Philips Woodworking who transformed our vision to reality.


Cabinet Colour: Benjamin Moore - Cloud White - CC40
Base Cabinets: Stained White Oak w/ custom V-Groove
Countertop: Pental Quartz - Cascade White - BQ201
Hardware: Richelieu BP811120-180 in Polished Nickel Pulls
Backsplash: Beyond Surfaces - Fiandre Calcatta Porcelain Slab - Polished
Hardwood Flooring: Island Floor Centre - Beaulieu, Classic Series - Voltaire Oak #5009

Contractor: Coast Prestige Homes Ltd
Cabinetry: Thomas Philips Woodworking Ltd

 We would like to take this opportunity to thank Casey Edge and Debra Dahlgren from Victoria Residential Builders Association.