Interior Design


See below for the list of 2021 winners in the INTERIOR DESIGN category, for books with a copyright date of 2020. Click here to watch the Gold and Silver winner speeches.

Anonymous is a Woman: A Global Chronicle of Gender Inequality
2021 Gold Winner

Author: Nina Ansary

Publisher: Revela Press

ISBN: 978-0-9864064-4-7

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Follow Anonymous Is a Woman on a 4,000-year journey to expose the roots and manifestations of systemic gender discrimination. The book’s biographical profiles of fifty forgotten female innovators—brought to life by international illustrator Petra Dufkova—shatter centuries of hidden social and cultural bias about women's capabilities and tell groundbreaking stories about their contributions to the global community.

The Heart of Penstemon Country: A Natural History of Penstemons in the Utah Region
2021 Silver Winner

Author: Mikel R. Stevens, Stephen L. Love, Tony McCammon (Shirley Machonis, designer)

Publisher: Farcountry Press - Sweetgrass Books

ISBN: 978-1-59152-261-4

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What do you get when three horticulturalists combine expertise and direct it towards a single plant genus?
In this case, a fascinating volume detailing the natural history of the stunning wildflowers we know as penstemons. More specifically, the 76 species of penstemons found in the mountains, deserts, and canyon lands of Utah--the probable center of origin for this complex array of intriguing plants. Penstemon truly is Utah's wildflower.

Wine and the White House: A History
2021 Silver Winner

Author: Frederick J. Ryan, Jr., designed by Pentagram

Publisher: White House Historical Association

ISBN: 978-1-950273-07-2

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Whether you’re a devotee of presidential history, a lover of wine, or both, Wine and the White House: A History is sure to prove informative and entertaining. The first book of its kind, it is a comprehensive journey through the history of White House hospitality that explores every president’s experience of wine. The fully illustrated pages also feature memorable presidential toasts, menus from historic White House gatherings, a catalog of vintages served, and spectacular new photography of the White House glassware collection.


See below for the list of 2020 winners in the INTERIOR DESIGN category, for books with a copyright date of 2019.

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Through a Sober Lens: A Photographer's Journey
2020 Gold Winner

Author: Michael Blanchard

Publisher: Genevieve Press

ISBN: 978-0-578-49159-2

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An inspiring blend of photography and writing that chronicles the author’s journey to sobriety and emergence into a new life of creativity and meaning.

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Norton Buffalo: Band Brother
2020 Silver Winner

Author: Kim Smith Miller

Publisher: Turn Point Press

ISBN: 978-1-7339270-0-0

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Norton Buffalo: Band Brother documents celebrated harmonica player Norton Buffalo. Author-photographer Kim Smith Miller brings Norton alive through her photographs and remembrances by other musicians.

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The Wild Herd: A Vanishing American Treasure
2020 Silver Winner

Author: Deborah Kalas

Publisher: Val de Grace Books

ISBN: 978-0-9976405-9-5

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Exquisite coffee-table book on wild horses documents family relationships photographed through the four seasons of the year.

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