2021 Rhode Island Design Awards

Scroll this year's award winners and discover picture-perfect abodes, from a repurposed power station to a three-century-old farmhouse.

Kitchen • Design star

Water World


Anthony Crisafulli.

It’s hard to decide which is more swoon-worthy, this sleek, open-concept kitchen or its picture window views of Narragansett Bay. The judges responded to the color palette of soft grays and whites in the countertops and oversized floor tiles. The built-in cabinets include a cleverly integrated pantry door that hides edibles, and a discreet, drop-down shelf that’s home to a duo of coffee makers. The judges also liked the use of high gloss on the ceilings. “It’s almost what you get when you look out onto the ocean.”

Project Architect: John Tumino, DiMauro Architects
General Contractor: Kinsella Building Company
Interior Design: Kirby Goff
Landscape Architect: Place Studio
Photography: Anthony Crisafulli

Bathroom • Design Star

Keep it Clean


Jack Ryan.

The ideal bathroom offers a zen-like peaceful retreat from the noisy world, and Jack Ryan aced that with this sleek, modern design. Our jurors were drawn to the architect’s command of proportion and detail. “The shower is a beautiful, unique moment,” said one. “It’s a thoroughly thought-out space with an integration of form and function.” The judges also liked the way the full-length skylight illuminates the room while maintaining privacy, and how essentials including shampoo, slippers and robes are tucked away when not in use. There’s a place for everything and everything is in its place.

Architect: Jack Ryan, Providence. Jack Ryan (project leader) and Michael Clouse
General Contractor: Machon Custom Builders
Photography: Jack Ryan