Interior designer Nate Berkus and LG Electronics USA, along with a panel of experts from Elle Decor, HGTV Magazine, House Beautiful and Veranda, named winners in the “Designed to Inspire” LG Studio Kitchen Design Contest last month.
The contest asked emerging designers from the New York Metro Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers to create a kitchen design using the newly released LG Studio kitchen appliance suite as a focal point.
Winner Petya Toncheva (center) with LG Electronics’ David VanderWaal (left) and Nate Berkus; courtesy Zack Seckler
Petya Toncheva took top honors for her design, winning a cash prize plus new LG Studio appliances. Two finalists, Alex Sobolewski and Courtney Robinson, were also honored. Designer Robin Baron, New York ASID chapter president, called it “an exciting opportunity for the emerging designers of ASID to showcase their creativity and vision for a beautiful yet functional kitchen design.”
“Your kitchen is the hardest-working room in your home, so you need it to be really functional, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be beautiful as well,” said Berkus, who serves as the LG Studio’s artistic advisor. “The idea is to create a space you love now, and will love for years to come.”
Berkus continued, “It’s been so great to see all the contest entries and how the designs complement the carefully crafted elements I chose for LG Studio’s newest appliance line. What stood out for me about Petya’s design was the level of creativity she brought in creating a timeless kitchen that features the perfect combination of high function and high design.”
Learn more about LG Studio’s kitchen applicance suite.