Grand Prize Winner - Professional Category
Ann Borrelli Smith, DPOVinteriors
"Inspired by the fashion forecast of Fall 13/14, this carpet collection is an homage to the Renaissance. This time period was known for wealth and innovation. Fabrics were lush with heavy brocade patterns. To update the Renaissance color palette and pattern, this collection was integrating black and cream with the addition of shadow and illusion."
Grand Prize Winner - Student Category
Libby Hurder, University of Northern Iowa
"Once I gathered inspiration pictures, I made the decision to focus on the vertical lines of the building. I chose grey to represent all of the concrete used in cities and the deep red to symbolize the color of the old brick in buildings. By overlapping and rotating my pattern, I hope to represent the hustle and bustle of the busy day to day city life."