Stopped in their Tracks: National Kitchen and Bathroom Associations
Canterbury’s own Ingrid Geldof has made the province proud again by bringing home nine awards from the National Kitchen and Bathroom Associations (NKBA) awards presentation. Ever modest about her achievements, Ingrid quietly admits it is the highest number of awards ever won by a designer in a year.
You can see how her design for the ‘Georgian Bathroom’ stopped the judges in their tracks. The bath forms a focal point sited beneath two mullioned windows. It is approached via an avenue lined with twin vanities set against partition walls, which screen the shower on one side and the toilet on the other.
The bathroom is flooded with light, enhanced by the glossy large format marble-look porcelain tiles. The twin vanities are in dark stained solid oak, with Caesarstone bench tops. In the kitchen, the marble-look tiles cover the floor, while lighting is classic spotlights, under bench, and lit glass-fronted and shelved cupboards. The empire crystal chandelier is a dramatic focal point over the convivial dining space at the end of the 6.5m island.
Ingrid worked closely with co-designer Rachel Barnes on the intricate details, while Bridget Sullivan of Room Interiors worked with Ingrid on the home’s colour choices and drapes.
Advanced Joinery manufactured the joinery. They have worked with Ingrid for a number of years and, with Ingrid, achieved the NZ Manufacturer Craftsman Award. Director Greg Ayers says, “It is a pleasure to work with Ingrid, her plans are detailed and easy to use”.
Ingrid says Advanced Joinery has been amazing with the detailing required. “You can see the workmanship that has gone in and the award is well deserved.”
Greg says, “it’s a thrill for the team to receive this award for the detailed work they did”. Advanced Joinery has also won the Canterbury Region 2018 NZ Master Builders Heart of the Home Kitchen Award for another project with Ingrid.
The Georgian kitchen and bathroom brought home six awards plus the new award: NKBA Designer of the Year, earned for the two kitchens Ingrid entered; Canterbury Bathroom of the Year sponsored by Artisan Stone, Certified Designer Bathroom of the Year sponsored by The Kitchen Hub, Overall NKBA Bathroom of the Year, sponsored by St Michel, Classic Kitchen of the Year, sponsored by Schneider, Kitchen $80,000-$100,000 sponsored by Gaggenau, and the Manufacturer Craftmanship Award, sponsored by Burns and Ferrall, which Ingrid is proud to share with Advanced Joinery.