Before I get to the finalists, I'd like to thank a couple bloggers for featuring my work. First is Nan, at Playful Decor, who blogs about all things kids. She has featured my daughter's bedroom (which we are totally redoing right now, oy vey) from our DC house to the Boston house.  You can read it here.  The second is Strictly Homemade whose article is about contemporary art. You can read that post here.  Thanks ladies!

I've been meaning to do this post since last month, but work and life got in the way. In the latest issue of the NKBA mag, they have identified the finalists for their annual contest. Here are some from three of the categories. The first three are in the Small Kitchen category, the next three Medium Kitchen and the last three Open kitchen.

Small 1 
Chris Novak Berry, St Louis, MO

Small 2 
Rose Maire Carr, Ramsey, NJ

Small 3 
Dana Jones, Long Beach, CA

Anastasia Rentzos, Mississauga, ON


Med 2 
James E. Howard, St Louis, MO

Med 3 
Elina Katsioula-Beall, Pasadena, CA

Cat 4 2 
William Landeros, Denver, CO

Cat 4 3 
Chris Novak Berry, St Louis, MO

Cat 4 
Terri Schmidt, Delafield, WI

So there you have it.  Some interesting choices, don't you think? What is your favorite?

Look for my post on the 2011 NKBA Style report on Monday.  Find out if Granite is still "in" or "out".

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