Local in running for best young designer
Richmond’s Karen Wong is one of six finalists for the title of B.C.’s Best Young Designer.
Wong, who specializes in restaurant and hotel design and works as an interior designer for a Vancouver hospitality group, was provided access to a newly built suite at Morgan Crossing, and given a budget of $10,000 to $20,000 and five weeks to fully decorate and furnish the space.
“All of our up-and-coming designers have done incredible things with their suites and we’re impressed with the range of ideas and creativity,” said Bryan Woolley, design competition director.
A panel of expert judges will select a grand-prize winner who will walk away with the title, along with an all-expenses paid trip to the design mecca of New York City and a pass to one of the world’s premiere design events, the Architectural Digest Home Design Show.
Voting by the public will also determine one “fan favourite” winner, who will win a $2,000 cash prize.
The six suites will be open to the public from Jan. 19 to Feb. 20 and visitors to South Surrey’s Morgan Crossing, at 103-15775 Croydon Dr., can cast their vote on site. The presentation centre is open every day except Friday from noon to 5 p.m.