BlueStar Names Design Contest Winner

BlueStar Names Contest Winner

BLANDON, PA — BlueStar has named IDF Studio in San Francisco, CA the grand prize winner of its third annual Kitchen Design Competition. The winning design shows how color, customization and performance come together in a full BlueStar kitchen suite, including range, ventilation hood and premium refrigeration, notes the firm.

The winning entry reflects the homeowner’s fun, youthful personality. The client is a librarian and volunteers for the SPCA. IDF Studio Design Director Jaclyn Christensen took on the challenge: how to include the animal theme and color pink throughout the home while designing a refined, sophisticated space. She incorporated a white BlueStar built-in refrigerator and 36″ gas range with white knobs; both feature nickel accents in the design.

The five finalists in the kitchen design competition are:

Cindy Rinfret, Rinfret, Ltd., Greenwich, CT

Debbie Gottlieb, Finelines Interiors, Westchester, NY

Wendy Berry, W. Design, Chagrin Falls, OH

Pamela Polvere, Pamela Polvere Designs, Elmwood Park, IL

Suzanne & Garry Shumaker, Shumaker Design & Build Associates, Evanston, IL

The contest, which attracted entries from across the country, honors design professionals who incorporate BlueStar products into innovative, beautiful kitchen designs. The Grand Prize winner receives BlueStar appliances for his/her home and the title BlueStar Kitchen Designer of the Year.

The 2019 competition is currently open for entries through February 8, 2019.  The entry can be any style kitchen, and a minimum of one BlueStar cooking appliance is required. Ranges, rangetops, refrigerators, gas and electric ovens and cooktops all meet this requirement.  Rules and entry criteria can be found at