Scott and I recently attended the 30th Annual ARTS Awards where I was honored and humbled to have been nominated in the Interior Design Category. I am not a stranger to this beautifully produced Awards ceremony as I have been a presenter, as well as being nominated in the Interior Designer Category for the past 3 years. I have never won this coveted award and the week leading up to the awards was quite hectic.
I managed to schedule a manicure and a blow out the day of the ceremony, but didn’t really have time to shop for a dress…..so I shopped my closet. I have always opted for a ballgown but this time, it was a ball skirt from 10 years ago and a draped jacket from last season. I actually felt comfortable and relaxed and honestly didn’t prepare a speech. Sitting at the table with my great friends from Currey & Co., I had a fun dinner and prepared for the ceremony to start.
I think you probably know where this story is going, but when our category was called and my name was called out as a winner, I was seriously stunned. I really was shocked and when I went on stage, I couldn’t contain my excitement. I thrust that coveted statue in the air and squealed with excitement.
What a wonderful honor to be recognized in my 18th year of business. I want to thank the judges, Sharon Davis, the ARTS Nomination Committee and this industry I call family. I am really so excited to have this recognition of my team and our firm because without them this wouldn’t be possible.
As always, having my loving and supportive husband by my side made it all the more special. Photos below by Beth Tilley Green for Currey & Co. – and a huge thanks to my Currey & Co family for all of their support and for hosting us at their table!!
Interior Designer – Denise McGaha, Denise McGaha Interiors