C&R Designer Wins National AwardJo Koenig
Cabana Design Brings Katya Grisaffi National Recognition
Every year, the Interior Design Society (IDS) holds the esteemed National Designer of the Year awards to recognize exceptional design and innovation. In January, C&R Remodeling Designer, Katya Grisaffi, was awarded first place in the 2014 Specialty Areas–Outdoor Rooms category. The competition was stiff, with the largest number of entrants ever participating from across the country.
The West Side Cabana
C&R Remodeling constructed Katya’s West Side Cabana design this past winter. The new Cabana and gardens transformed this yard from dismal and drab to a healing oasis. It is now an inviting place to gather and entertain. The grounds are a gardener’s delight.
According to Katya, her overall design concept was a metaphor for nature: flow and discovery.
The Cabana was purpose-built and tailored for the homeowner, with an on-site exercise pool, spa tub and heated flagstone floors. Use of natural, low-maintenance sustainable materials are prevalent throughout, and features include an open hearth area with fireplace, an interior living space with kitchenette, bathroom suite, and an exterior shower.
The Cabana is a multi-functional place to embrace entertaining and hold family gatherings that takes advantage of the beautiful spring and summer weather, and provides a protected area in the cold and wet winter months.
The Cabana is also a self-contained Guest House with all the amenities for comfort and privacy. A separate entrance to the property with illuminated pathways provides an inviting home away from home, while comfortably distancing guests from the main house.
More About Katya Waff Grisaffi, BIArch, Interior Architecture, IDS
Katya W. Grisaffi brought her Interior Design expertise to C&R Remodeling in February 2011. This collaboration resulted in a national award for this Cabana project.
Katya’s approach is not merely about designing spaces. Rather, she focuses on creating a sense of place. Katya works to transform client ideas and goals into refined, articulate presentations and results that reflect their lifestyle.
Katya is an expert in Kitchen and Bath design and also specializes in space planning and interior finishes. Her appreciation of the culinary arts and travels to Italy, Spain, Greece and Argentina blend well with her love of Kitchen Design.
Katya is an advocate for her clients. With a passion for design and art, and love of photography, Katya has found much inspiration from the design and Architecture throughout Europe that she often incorporates into her projects.
Katya’s enthusiasm for design extends beyond design projects. Katya has owned and managed her own Interior Design firm, and has worked for residential and commercial architectural firms. Additionally, she has taught as an Adjunct Instructor at The Art Institute of Portland, where she taught courses in Kitchen and Bath Design, Commercial, Retail and Residential Design Studios, Advanced Textiles and AutoCAD.