Galey Alix Design earned a Wayfair Professional Tastemaker award for this office design.

Online home furnishings retailer Wayfair announced the winners of the fifth annual Wayfair Professional Tastemaker Awards, recognizing excellence and innovation in design.

After receiving hundreds of submissions for the 2020 contest, one winner was selected for each of the following categories: Most Dramatic Renovation, Best Residential Design, Best Commercial Office Design, Best Accomodations Design, and Best Restaurant or Bar Design.

“We are thrilled to announce this year’s Tastemaker Award recipients, a talented group of professionals working across industries to elevate design and bring a fresh perspective to their clients’ spaces,” said Margaret Lawrence, vice president of Wayfair Professional. “Our judges’ selections were some of our strongest to date and we are incredibly proud to share the work of this newly inducted group of design savants.”

The 2020 Wayfair Professional Tastemaker Award Winners are as follows:

“From a seaside restaurant with a teal floor to a charming resimercial office makeover, our Tastemakers delivered unique designs with both whimsy and practicality,” said Lawrence. “Our first Most Dramatic Renovation award went to Beyond 702 Interiors’s high-contrast kitchen transformation and, in another first, the Best Accomodations Design award went to a stunning short-term rental with dramatic accent walls by SoSuite.”

Since the inception of the Tastemaker Awards in 2015, thousands of impressive entries have been submitted for consideration, but only 26 designers and firms have been named winners. This year’s winners will receive $1,000 to shop across Wayfair Professional and its family of brands, plus promotion of their winning design across key Wayfair Professional marketing channels.

Judges were interior design editors, Katy Olson from Architectural Digest’s AD PRO and Hadley Keller from House Beautiful; Emmy-winning TV host and expert craftsman Chip Wade; as well as Ariela Kiradjian, co-founder of Boutique & Lifestyle Leaders Association (BLLA) and StayBoutique.

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