The design team led by Ainsley Bonham, a designer at Judd Brown Designs (left) in Pawtucket, RI and Elise Fargnoli (right) of Paradigm Media Consultants in Warwick, captured two awards during the interior design challenge at the Rhode Island Home Show, held at the Rhode Island Convention Center March 31-April 3. The team was awarded the “People’s Choice” and “Lifestyle Achievement” awards for its inspired live-work space design which featured almost exclusively Rhode Island-created furnishings and décor.
The interior design challenge featured seven of Rhode Island’s top designers. Each started with an empty room to create something special with a coastal living theme. Bonham’s team was comprised of primarily Rhode Island School of Design alumni. Bonham is currently an interior design certificate candidate at the Rhode Island School of Design. The team began designing the space in the fall of 2015 and created the room at the Convention Center in the nights leading up to the Home Show.
“I am grateful to help celebrate the creative and talented RISD alumni who have brought this room to life,” Bonham said. “And I am honored especially by the People’s Choice Award.” The People’s Choice Award was decided by ballot of the approximately 22,000 visitors that passed through the Rhode Island Home Show. Those in attendance were asked to vote for the coastal living concept they felt was most inviting and true to the Ocean State. Additional contributors included: Studio Endo, Nest Homeware, Gent Design, Spirare Surfboards, Leah Kenttamaa-Squires, Abby Martell, That Guy Refinishing, Oliveira Studio, Anelise Schroeder, Blazing Editions and Newstamp Lighting.
Article courtesy by Matt Blanchette of the Regan Communications Group, Providence.
Award-winning Design –This locally-designed, coastal-themed space created by Rhode Island designers Ainsley Bonham, of Judd Brown Designs, and Elise Fargnoli won the People’s Choice and Lifestyle Achievement awards at the 2016 Rhode Island Home Show.