Wayfair Inc., one of the world’s largest online destinations for the home, announced today that its business program, Wayfair Professional, is calling for submissions to the 5th annual Tastemaker Awards, celebrating excellence and innovation in commercial and residential design. This year’s line-up of judges include leading interior design writers and editors, Katy Olson from Architectural Digest’s AD PRO and Hadley Keller, from House Beautiful; joined by expert craftsman and Emmy-winning TV host Chip Wade, as well as Ariela Kiradjian, COO of Boutique and Lifestyle Leaders Association (BLLA) and co-founder of hotel discovery hub, StayBoutique.
“We’re thrilled to launch the 2020 Wayfair Professional Tastemaker Awards with a group of esteemed judges who are leaders in their respective fields,” said Margaret Lawrence, Vice President of Wayfair Professional. “Thoughtful, innovative spaces with impactful details will catch the judges’ attention and be rewarded with the top design prize in each of the five categories. Every year, we look forward to seeing what this talented community has been hard at work creating for their clients.”
Since the inception of the Tastemaker Awards in 2015, tens of thousands of impressive entries have been submitted for consideration, but only 21 designers and design firms have been named winners, representing the very best in design and ingenuity.
The 2020 Tastemaker Awards will celebrate the year’s most exceptional designs with the following award categories:
- Most Dramatic Renovation: Best before & after renovation
- Best Residential Design: Best kitchen, outdoor patio, living room, bedroom, bathroom or any other residential room
- Best Commercial Office Design: Best conventional office space, collaboration space, co-working space, cafeteria or any other office space
- Best Hotel Design: Best lobby, suite, hotel room, pool terrace or other hotel space
- Best Restaurant or Bar Design: Best dining room, bar, patio, lounge or other dining space
“Over the last year, we've been focused on providing our industry professionals with all of the renovation materials they need to create magnificent spaces,” continued Lawrence. “We're excited to see what the new renovation category yields and how our members have been transforming rooms through renovation in partnership with Wayfair Professional.”
To enter, members can upload images of their best-designed spaces to their Instagram feed, tag and follow @WayfairProfessional, and write a brief description with both #WFPtastemakers and #WayfairProStyle included in the photo caption. The contest is only open to members of Wayfair Professional, which is free for businesses to join and provides members with dedicated account management among other trade benefits.
One winner will be selected per category and awarded the following prizes: $1,000 to shop across Wayfair and its family of brands, promotion of their winning design on Wayfair Professional’s social media channels, and inclusion in the Tastemaker Award winners’ press release. The call for submissions opens today and runs through March 15, 2020 at 11:59PM EST.
To learn more about the Wayfair Professional Tastemaker Awards, visit Wayfair.com/Tastemaker_Awards. To sign up for a business account and learn more about Wayfair Professional, visit WayfairProfessional.com.