Design Awards

The Nashville Design Collective Design Awards Presented by Bentley and Published by Traditional Home has been established to celebrate and recognize extraordinary design in residential spaces.  When luxury and lifestyle collide, beauty, creativity, and innovation are limitless.  We are honored to partner with Bentley of Nashville, Traditional Home Magazine, and our four pre-eminent judges, Anthony Baratta, Ray Booth, Suzanne Kasler, and Mark D Sikes.

Award Categories

The space where your day starts can set the tone for the day and can also be the perfect place to end the day and reflect.


Personal sanctuary, a place to recharge, and safe place are phrases to describe the perfect bedroom.


It’s more than just a space to hold your clothes…the closet is the place where you arm yourself for the day and transform into one of the many versions of yourself.


Everyone knows the heart of the home is the kitchen. It is a place for family and friends to gather, break bread, and create memories.

Living Space

Whether it’s used as a space to relax, watch television, play games with the kids, or entertain, the living room reflects the lifestyle of the homeowner.

New Construction

What makes a house a home is the love that lives inside. When does that begin? It begins when the homeowner steps inside for the first time and sees your vision and inspiration come to life.

Outdoor Space

Furniture, textiles, and lighting are just a few of the features that make an outdoor living space an extension of the home. The outdoor space can become a private oasis or an entertainer’s dream.


Transforming an existing space to reflect the owner’s desires and dreams, is a creative accomplishment.

Rising Star

It only takes one design, if it’s the right design, to make a name for yourself and become a rising star in the design field. If you have been independently designing for five years or less and have completed any project that has you worthy of being named the “rising star”, this award is for you. Your hard work and determination, your love for design, and desire to satisfy your clients will continue to set you apart.

Specialty Space

Media rooms, home gyms, game rooms, craft rooms, man-caves, pantries, and bars are just a few types of auxiliary spaces that support a homeowner’s individuality.