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It’s always a pleasure to see one of our Contributing Writers excel at their craft.
Colleen Coleman of CMC Design Studio LLC, our very own Interior Design Editor,
has once again raised the bar in achieving NATIONAL recognition for her interiors. 

2022 Qualified Remodeler's 44th annual Master Design Awards, Silver Award for Kitchen $75,000-$150,000 

2022 Chrysalis Regional Award for Residential Historic Renovation over $300,000 

2022 Chrysalis Regional Award for Residential Kitchen Remodel $75,000-$150,000 

We featured this home in our Architecturally Speaking Simply Summer 2021 Magazine as well as raved about her successes with five additional local Interior Design Awards that same year! And, this past summer, this three-story, fully renovated home on Union Ave, was featured in the Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation’s Historic Homes Tour in May 2022. 

The current homeowners of this lovely Queen Anne Style home were thrilled with Colleen’s interior design ideas to transform this historic house into a very personal space by which John and Michelle now call home. “It was very dark. It had a neat look, but, boy, was it dark! We were concerned that even after the renovation, the house wasn’t going to feel like a comfy, cozy home,” said John. “With all the design choices that Colleen helped with, the feel has totally changed-it has become a very comfortable and beautiful home.”

Even the Chrysalis Director of Awards, Ken Kanline noted, “This was the first year she had entered the awards, and to take home top honors on the first attempt is impressive. Likewise, winning awards in multiple categories is difficult to do. Not only does this speak to her versatility, but to her commitment to quality on every project.” 

We were also able to review some of the judge’s comments from Qualified Remodelers as well, “A great historic remodel! Well done!! Really nice job of maintaining the historical elements of the home while making it feel lighter for today's lifestyle. Beautiful work! So many functional details! Lots of hard work and attention to the little things! Love all the very clever cabinet details.” 

Both of these nationally accredited organizations continue to set new standards for high professionalism in the interior design industry.  We are so excited that one of our own is among the TOP DESIGNERS in the country! All that being said, we can’t wait to show you her latest Lake George Project finishing up this Spring! Don’t worry, we’ll keep you posted!