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We just got back from KBIS and what a whirlwind trip! We stayed at a wonderful hotel in Midtown (Atlanta) called The Georgian Terrace…was great and I highly recommend this hotel. Especially if you are game to use MARTA to get around…we did and it was cheap and efficient. It is one stop away from the Americas Mart and only a few stops away from the World Congress Center. Great location to get to restaurants also. So there you have my plug for the hotel! We really enjoyed our stay and had a great time at the Gala dining under the stars with fellow kitchen and bath folks! Laura and I even got to play celebrity stalker with Extreme Home Makeover star Paul Dimeo! He graciously allowed us to annoy him asking for photographs! Later at the show, the entire staff got in on the celebrity stalking game and we took pix with Eddie and one of the cute producers from the show. Definitely a highlight for us girls!!

The awards ceremony was nicely done by the NKBA and we are proud to say we took home a 1st place in Small bath category and a 3rd place and HM in same category! Congrats to my co-designers, Stacy Miller and Laura Lawrence! We will post winning baths in a few days. There also were many other projects that wowed us! I was very impressed by the field of winning designs..and humbled! Congrats to all the winners!

Pinnacle of Design: Jennifer Gilmer,CKD

First Place winners:

Small Kitchens: Jennifer Gilmer, CKD

Medium Kitchens: Jennifer Gilmer,CKD

Large Kitchens: Cameron M Snyder, CKD

Open Plan Kitchens: Siri Evju, CKD, CBD

Powder Room: Lori Carroll

Small Bathroom: Cheryl Kees Clendenon

Large Bathroom: Jan E. Regis, CMKBD

Master Suite/Bathrooms:Scott and Sandra Gjesdahl

Showrooms: Elina Katsioula-Beall, CKD

Other Rooms: Sandra L. Steiner-Houck, CKD

As for the show, it turned out very good..not as many vendors as last year but to be expected I suppose but I really feel a turn around happening and I will bet some of those vendors are now unhappy they did not choose to attend! We found lots of great ideas and new products and I will write a post about all this in next day or two as I gather all my pictues and notes!

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