A Night of Splendor

Reviewing the 2023 NKBA Peak Awards Gala
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Photo by Caitlin Roth

As the curtains drew back on the evening of the 2023 NKBA Peak Awards Gala, it was immediately apparent that this was not just any awards ceremony. Set against the iconic backdrop of Denver’s Mile High Station, the night was a confluence of creativity, innovation, and a celebration of the extraordinary talents within Denver’s kitchen and bath industry.

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Holly Shaw, Cassandra Whitney, Colleen Miller. | Photo by Caitlin Roth

The theme of this year’s gala, “Black & White”, added a touch of classic elegance to the event. Attendees dressed in monochrome ensembles, bringing to life a timeless aesthetic that echoed the enduring quality of the designs being celebrated. The ambiance was an epitome of luxury, but also of warmth and camaraderie. It was evident from the buzzing conversations and shared laughter that this was more than a mere event – it was a gathering of a close-knit community, bound by a shared passion for design excellence.

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Six Walls Interior Design and Brooks Brothers Cabinetry. | Photo by Caitlin Roth

One of the highlights of the evening was the stunning display area where designers showcased their submissions. This interactive segment allowed attendees to closely view the designs, and vote for the ones that would be chosen as the People’s Choice . The designs, each unique in its conception and execution, were a testament to the evolving nature of the kitchen and bath design industry. Functionality married aesthetics in harmonious unions, reflecting the trends of the year while setting benchmarks for the future.

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Gina D’Amore. | Photo by Caitlin Roth

The panel of judges, renowned experts in the field, had the arduous task of selecting the winners from these exceptional entries. Their choices, announced amidst rounds of applause and cheers, encapsulated a wide range of styles. Each winning design, however, shared a common thread – a commitment to innovation and a keen understanding of the needs and desires of today’s homeowners.

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Eli Hariton. | Photo by Caitlin Roth

While the awards were undeniably the focal point of the evening, the gala was also an opportunity for learning and networking. Conversations flowed freely, with professionals exchanging ideas, discussing trends, and forging potential collaborations. The mingling of seasoned designers with budding talents created an environment ripe for mentorship and growth.

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Sioban French, Kimberly Stubbs. | Photo by Caitlin Roth

As the night drew to a close, there was an overwhelming sense of gratitude. Gratitude towards the NKBA for curating such a grand event, gratitude towards the designers for pushing the boundaries of what’s possible, and gratitude towards the attendees, whose passion and dedication fuel the ever-evolving industry.

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Delilah Collins and Jennifer Bertrand. | Photo by Caitlin Roth

In reflection, the 2023 NKBA Peak Awards Gala was not just a celebration of the year’s best designs but also a beacon for what lies ahead. The future of the kitchen and bath industry, as witnessed that night, is promising, vibrant, and bursting with potential. Here’s to many more years of innovation, creativity, and design excellence!


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