Lunada Bay Tile participated in Design for Dogs, a custom dog house design and build competition and fundraiser benefitting the Arizona Animal Welfare League and SPCA. Hosted by Facings of America in Scottsdale, Ariz., since 2015, this dog-centric architectural event showcases one-of-a-kind dog house creations by local architects, interior designers, builders, and industry partners.
Judges for the competition included Julie Buckingham, founder, Buckingham Interiors + Design; Jimmy Quiñones, weather anchor for Today in AZ; Judith Gardner, president and CEO of the Arizona Animal Welfare League; and our very own Feras Irikat, director and design and marketing, Lunada Bay Tile. Award winners received kudos, and the houses were used in a silent auction to raise funds for the animal rescue organizations. Lucky silent auction and raffle winners went with cool new custom homes for their furry friends!
We received many impressive submissions to our Tommy Bahama Photo Contest. From pools and feature walls to kitchens and baths, the creativity of the projects was exciting—and we had a hard time narrowing down the selection to just six winners. That said, we did the tough job and made our decisions. The following are the winners of the 2018 Tommy Bahama Photo Contest.
Best Tile, Plymouth, Mass.
Sara Call, showroom manager, Best Tile
Cheryl Harrington, architectural designer, Longfellow Design Build
Featuring Tommy Bahama by Lunada Bay Tile 1×4 Kangaroo Island on a kitchen backsplash.
Ceramic Matrix, Orlando, Fla. & Cornerstone Custom Pools, Orlando
Lisa Zitani, branch manager, Ceramic Matrix
Mark A. Stone, president, Cornerstone Custom Pools
Featuring Tommy Bahama by Lunada Bay Tile Vineyard, 1×4 and 1×1 Offset Raja Ampat in a pool installation.
Ceramic Matrix, Tampa, Fla.
Donna Holloway, branch manager, Ceramic Matrix
Featuring Tommy Bahama by Lunada Bay Tile Zig & Zag Atacama in a bath.
Facings of America, Scottsdale, Ariz.
Paul Kelley, design consultant, Facings of America
Featuring Tommy Bahama by Lunada Bay Tile Vineyard 1×1 Offset Cocos Keeling in a spa installation.
Tile America, West Hartford, Conn.
Cleopatra Galanos, design consultant, and Kevin Dix Interiors
Featuring Tommy Bahama by Lunada Bay Tile Zig & Zag on a shower wall and vanity backsplash
Tile City & Stone, Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Heidi Stauffer, design consultant, Tile City & Stone
Featuring Tommy Bahama by Lunada Bay Tile Vineyard Cocos Keeling in a pool installation
Winners will receive a Visa gift card, professional photography of their project and a press release highlighting the project.
It was a delight to see the ingenuity and beauty of these installations, and we look forward to sharing the professional photos and stories of each project over the coming months. Congratulations to the winners!
Lunada Bay Tile is looking for beautiful Tommy Bahama tile installations to feature on our website. All projects—commercial, residential and pool—are welcome! For your chance to win professional photography (and more!) submit your entries by the deadline.
We must receive your submission by September 20, 2018, 11:59 PM PST.
- Tommy Bahama must be one of the featured materials, and clearly visible.
- Permission to photograph and right to use by Lunada Bay Tile must be available.
- Photo(s) submitted can be taken by snapshot, camera phone or professional.
- Extra points for design, inspiration, creativity, expression of the Tommy Bahama brand.
Winners will Receive:
- $250 Visa gift card.
- Press release featuring the project, designer/architect, and tile supplier. Highlight in our Press Room and all social media outlets.
- Professional photography of the project and rights of usage.
Please send your image to firstname.lastname@example.org, Subject: Tommy Bahama Photo Contest. If you have more than one qualifying installation, feel free to submit them all.
Announcement of Winners:
Winners will be announced October 3, 2018, on our Facebook and Instagram pages.