November, 2012: Award Winning Cabinets and Design!

We won "A Major Award" and no, it was not a leg lamp marked "Fra-gil-ee!" Artisan Interiors was a winner in the 2012 Wood Diamond Awards, a prestigous, peer reviewed competition of the Cabinet Makers Association. Winners were announced and awards were given out at a press conference at this year’s International Woodworking Fair, held in Atlanta back in August.

We won First Place in the Category “Baths under $25,000" for this custom dressing vanity.


New Hope, PA, Before: While we were completing their kitchen, clients asked us to also take a look at the dressing room, which was part of the master bath suite. The space was basic and off balance, and the linen closet was a behemoth in the space. The cabinets were poor quality and not worth the effort and cost to reface.


After: The linen closet was removed, the walls were redone, and the portion of the floor under the old vanity and closet was replaced and stained to match. The main wall received a decorative plaster treatment.

We built a new, custom cherry vanity, custom finished to match floating sink vanities in the master bath. The master bath has simple lines and some great modern touches, so these cabinets were designed to be a bit sleeker and transitional in style. This new piece was designed to be symmetrical and to offer plenty of storage. Pullouts for laundry and grooming items were installed. The actual vanity portion was angled in towards the wall. In addition to opening up the space, it was now less stressful on the client’s back to sit or stand at the unit and bend in close to the mirror. Finally, instead of going all the way to the floor, we built the vanity with tapered legs so it floats a bit and opens up the space.