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Statement Guidelines

Creating a concise, effective design statement will help ensure that the judges have a good understanding of your project. Your design statement may also be used in promotional materials so including a short concise paragraph that summarizes and even provides the inspiration for the project will also aid in the promotion of it. Sharing may occur within the digital and lived Decor community, including (but not limited to) employee communications or marketing materials published internally or externally, emails, website, social media, online videos, posters and presentations. Decor also reserves the right to edit design statements as needed.

Your design statement can be a written short narrative (no more than 1250 characters), a comprehensive bulleted list, or a combination of both describing your kitchen design. Tell us about your client and their needs, outline the objectives and describe the design challenges and special requirements you encountered and how you solved those challenges. Include details on styling, innovative techniques or product usage. Highlight design elements that are unique or memorable.

Please provide any additional information needed to accurately convey your project.


This section only applies if you completed the “Ergonomics” section with your submission.

Ergonomics is defined as the study of people’s efficiency in their working environment. It is also known as comfort design or functional design and is the practice of designing products, systems, or processes to take proper account of the interaction between the product and the people who use them.

In the “Ergonomics” section please indicate and explain how and why you applied ergonomics into your design project. Clearly indicating how you recognized the ergonomic needs of your clients, how you took this into consideration when designing, and how it contributed to the success of your project.

For example, if a man who was 6’5” and a woman who was 5’3” both used the space, were there particular design elements that took their heights into consideration?

Note: Statements should not include any identifying client name, business or location information.