SFC announces winners of #GetYourGreenOn interior design competition

Paola McDonald of Olamar Interiors takes Sustainable Design Excellence Award

SustainableSustainable Furnishings Council #GetYourGreenOn grand prize winner
EDENTON, N.C. – Five interior designers received top honors in the Sustainable Furnishings Council’s inaugural #GetYourGreenOn competition, which was fêted Oct. 21 in conjunction with the SFC’s 10th Anniversary Celebration at High Point Market.

Paola McDonald of Olamar Interiors, Haymarket, VA, took the top honor, the 2016 Sustainable Design Excellence Award, for her Washington D.C. row house. The upbeat, colorful residence featured product from SFC members (a requirement of the #GetYourGreenOn competition), specifically Jaipur Living, Jeffan International, Phillips Collection and Surya.

Three entrants were named #GetYourGreenOn category winners:

• Sheree Vincent of Fusion Designed, Minneapolis, was named winner of the 2016 Shared Spaces $30,000 & Above Award. Her winning lake home featured SFC-member products from Kravet and Lee Industries, as well as mindful design choices such as in-floor radiant heating, energy-efficient windows, low-VOC paints and wall finishes and Energy Star-rated appliances.
• Robin Wilson of Robin Wilson Home, New York, earned the 2016 Shared Spaces $30,000 & Under Award. In addition to featuring product from SFC member Somerton Dwelling, Wilson’s dining room featured no-VOC paints and stains from Benjamin Moore.
• The 2016 Outdoor Spaces $30,000 & Above Award went to Dann Foley, Dann Inc., Palm Springs, CA, for his restoration of a historic home’s front entry and double piazzas. Area rugs from SFC member Loloi Rugs and benches from SFC member Safavieh were featured in the winning project.

Finally, two entrants were named #GetYourGreenOn category finalists:

• Rachel Winokur of Rachel Winokur Interiors, Los Angeles, was named a 2016 finalist in the Shared Spaces $30,000 & Under category. Her update of a client’s Spanish Mediterranean-style residence featured a sectional from SFC member Cisco Brothers.
• Dann Foley, Dann Inc., Palm Springs, CA, earned a second distinction in this year’s competition: 2016 finalist in the Shared Spaces $30,000 & Above category. For this country club residence update, Foley choose products from SFC member Nathan Anthony, Kravet and Loloi Rugs.

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