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News Bites: Interior Design Grad Wins 25th Annual Ghiordes Knot Creative Space Competition

Posted June 16, 2014 in News BitesInterior Design

2014 Interior Design grad Chelsea Stafford has won first place and $800 in the 25th annual Creative Space design competition held by Troy, MI-based decorative rug and carpet company The Ghiordes Knot. Patrick Jackson, also a 2014 graduate of the program, took home an honorable mention.

Chelsea StaffordChelsea Stafford

Patrick JacksonPatrick Jackson

The competition challenges students to hand-render a 3D room design that incorporates one of The Ghiordes Knot’s custom pieces, putting both their design and illustration skills to the test. Stafford took top honors with her rendering of a cozy living room/dining room space featuring an open floor plan and beautiful wood and leather furniture.

winning design by Chelsea StaffordChelsea Stafford's winning design (click to enlarge)

Jackson took a much different approach with his rendering placing the Ghiordes rug at the center of a serene and sparsely furnished room overlooking the ocean through arched French windows.

Patrick Jackson's designPatrick Jackson's design (click to enlarge)

The Ghiordes Knot Creative Space competition is open to all students of American Society of Interior Designers (ASID ) affiliated schools, and has been held every year for the past 33 years. KCAD’s interior design students have competed annually for more than a decade.

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