SBID International Design Awards 2020 Winners Announced

The annual Society of British and International Interior Designers is one the most prestigious accolades for the interior design community.  The highly anticipated winners of this year’s SBID International Design Awards have recently been revealed!

SBID International Design Awards

St John’s Wood Residence by Shalini Misra – Winner of Residential Design over £1 million

The awards celebrate the talent of the exceptional designers of interiors worldwide. Alongside the interiors the SBID Product Design Awards showcase the innovative products designers use to create their visionary spaces. As with many design industry events this year it was not possible to host the awards event live at a venue. For the first time in 10 years the International Design Awards were announced publicly online. A joint celebration held alongside the inaugural Product Design Awards.

SBID International Design Award Winners

Despite this year’s unprecedented challenges, the SBID International Design Awards 2020 have been the most globally represented edition to date. With entries from a staggering 49 countries, the entrants, finalists and winners are a testament to the profession’s extraordinary resilience.  They clearly demonstrate the world-wide determination to continue to celebrate the achievements of the design profession at large.

Cotswold Manor Bedroom By Pippa Paton Design – Winner best KBB Design

The Award winners for the interior design categories showcase incredible creative talent from the United Kingdom, Switzerland, United States, Dominican Republic, China, Malaysia, Hong Kong S.A.R., and Canada. The entries feature breath-taking interior design projects.

Casa Verdi, Domincan Republic – Winner Residential House under £1 million

From multimillion-pound mansions and super luxury private villas to bold, budget-conscious renovations. The awards also celbrate innovative commercial designs for retail, restaurants, offices and hotels; this year’s designs exemplify the ever increasing standards for the global interior design industry.

Alberts Disbury Restaurant SBID Award

Albert’s Didsbury Restaurant by Space Invader Design – Restaurant Design Winner

Click here to see the full list of winners for Interior Design categories.

SBID Product Design Award Winners

From the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain and Denmark, to the United States, Egypt and Taiwan, the Award winners for product design categories highlight some of the world’s the finest examples of intuitive design within the interior sector. Showcasing inspiring sustainable solutions, quality of craftsmanship and  superior performance. This combines with inventive functionality which continues to drive the industry forward through innovation and expertise.


SBID Product Awards

From left overall winner Northstone Contemporary Terrazzo, Saltwater by Tsar carpets UK – Winner Floor Coverings. Chair Objet by Maison Arabella – Winner Residential Furniture

Click here to see the full list of winners for Product Design categories.

One of the most coveted awards is that  of Overall Winner. This is for the entry that receives the highest scores from both tiers of judging and the public votes combined.

A Hidden Betsuin

A Hidden Betsuin, Exhibition Space in Heibei, China – Overall Winner

This year the SBID Awards shines its coveted spotlight on Chinese design studio, Bluemoon Design for its hot-spring-inspired exhibition centre ‘A Hidden Betsuin’, using all-natural materials. For product design, leading Italian producer of compound stone, Northstone was awarded this enviable accolade for its artisan tile collection, The Fine Lines by Barbieri.

As Dr Vanessa Brady OBE, SBID Founder and CEO says: “We have all been struggling to cope with the broad effects caused by Covid-19 – as individuals, as well as a community. So the Awards this year, whilst very different, have been particularly inspiring to review. It just goes to prove the importance of our surroundings and how the way we feel and act within them is directly impacted by it. It’s been an important reminder to business owners that good design is not just about its aesthetic and functionality, but particularly in commercial space, it’s also about the intrinsic value great design adds to business.”

Wimbledon Common Duplex by Claire Gaskin Interiors – Winner Residential Apartment under £1 million

Judging the Awards

This year’s esteemed international jury was made up of visionary leaders who understand that outstanding design is key to business success. The judging panel includes a host of top tier professionals from global design businesses such as Burberry; Bentley; Belmond; Jacobs; Walpole and Quintessentially.

Now in its eleventh year, the GOLD-rated awards programme is recognised for its transparency, as well as its professional and ethical standards by The Independent Awards Standards Council. With all categories assessed by panels of leading industry experts who look for outstanding examples of technical content and aesthetic creativity, achieving an SBID Award is an unparalleled marque of industry excellence for the deserving winners.

Kips Bay Show House offers virtual tours

The Kips Bay Decorator Show House is internationally recognised as a premier design event. It’s on everyone’s wishlist as a place to visit. Well this year you can. For 2020 you can enjoy a visit to this renowned event from wherever you are as The Kips Bay Show House offers virtual tours.

Kips bay house offers virtual tours

The history of the house

The show house events first started back in 1973. Several dedicated supporters of the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club, a charitable organization started in 1915 dedicated to improving the lives of disadvantaged children in New York City, launched the Decorator Show House. The aim of the first event was to raise critical funds for much needed after school and enrichment programs for the children.

Bathroom kips bay house

Since then over the course of four decades, this project has grown into a must-see event for thousands of design enthusiasts. It is also well known for inspiring interior design trends throughout the world. The show house events have now raised over $25 million for the charity.

virtual tour kips bay show house

A new location for 2020

The original location is a Manhattan town house. In 2017 the brand expanded to include a house in Palm Beach, also the location for the January 2020 show house

Kips bay show house virtual tour

This year sees a new location for the house. The 11,476 square feet home is in a leafy suburb of Dallas, Texas. The rambling, two-story home features a pitched slate roof and ivy colored, stone and limestone exterior walls, transporting guests to Provence, France with its charm. The home was built in 2003, boasting 20-foot-plus tall ceilings, lushly landscaped grounds and a dramatic winding staircase.

2020 kips bay show house kitchen


Twenty six industry leading interior designers  each transform a different room or area of the house. The result is a stunning showcase of contemporary design. Touring through the rooms is inspiring as each room tells it’s own story in the signature style of the designer. From opulent formal schemes like this bedroom by room by Dina Bandman…


kips bay show house bedroom


to the pared back style and natural earthy tones found in this gallery powder room by M Neave Interiors.


Powder room at kips bay house

The Kips Bay Show House virtual tour

Following the impact of Covid19 on the design industry, the events calendar looks very different this year. Events have had to take on a different form as we adapt to our new normal.  In light of the current circumstances tickets to the show are limited and the usual precautions are in place to ensure visitors safety. Whilst it is very unlikely that many UK design enthusiasts will be able to travel to the show this year there is a way to watch and enjoy the show house from the comfort of your own home.

kips bay show house living room

Purchase a virtual tour ticket for just $20 and view the show house virtually as well as donating to a great cause. You’ll be treated to a visual feast, exploring every room of the house in detail. Additionally the visuals are accompanied by audio overlays. An opportunity to hear each designer explain their vision and inspiration for the room. This creates an experience that you may not necessarily get on a visit in person.

virtual tour of kips bay house

The Kips Bay Decorator Show House is open for one month from 25th September. Will you be visiting? Virtually or in person? I’d love to hear what you think of the rooms. Leave me a comment below.

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