Top regional interior designers were named March 7, 2013, at Seattle Design Center's 14th annual Northwest Design Awards Gala at Seattle Design Center in Seattle.

Designers, architects and students competed with projects in 14 competition categories. A panel of West coast industry experts evaluated submissions through an anonymous process, measuring each project on the basis of proportion, composition, use of space, materials and appropriateness of the design solution.

This year's categories were: Bathroom; Best Individual Room: Contemporary; Best Individual Room: Traditional; Commercial; Exotic Retreats; Hospitality; Kitchen; Modest Budget, Big Impact; Most Innovative Design Component; Outdoor Living Area; Small Design Firm Luminary; Student; Whole House (less than $400,000); Whole House (more than $400,000).

"Participants entered 150 projects this year and the gala was sold out," said Craig Cross, Seattle Design Center marketing manager. "The gala has become an exciting gathering of the region's design community, and I'm thrilled to report the region expanded a bit this year, with six of our winners from western Canada, two from Portland, Oregon, and the remainder from western Washington."

More than 300 members of the design community attended the Northwest Design Awards Gala, where the awards were announced. The winners are:

Bathroom Category

First         Teresa Ryback, TD Swansburg Design Studio (Victoria, British Columbia)

Second   Cheri Wentworth, C.L. Wentworth Co. (Tumwater, WA)

Best Individual Room: Contemporary

First         Farouk Noormohamed, FNDA Architecture (North Vancouver, British Columbia)

Second   Kara Bowman, Macpherson Construction & Design (Sammamish, WA)

Best Individual Room: Traditional

First         Kassi Clark, Kasabella (Sammamish, WA)

Second   Donna DuFresne, Donna DuFresne Interior Design LLC (Portland, OR)

Commericial Category

First         Amanda Hyman, JPC Architects (Bellevue, WA)

Second   Matthew Virkler, DLR Group (Seattle, WA)

Exoctic Retreat Category

First        Nancy Burfiend, ND Design Group (Seattle, WA)

Second  Teresa Francis, Westport Shipyard (Seattle, WA)

Hospitality Category

First        Jessica Helgerson, Jessica Helgerson Interior Design (Portland, OR)

Second  Phillip Christofides, Arellano / Christofides (Seattle, WA)

Kitchen Category

First        Sandra and Scott Gjesdahl, Bristol Design and Construction (Lynnwood, WA)

Second  Karen Ellentuck, Ellentuck Interiors (Seattle, WA)

Modest Budget, Big Impact Category

First        Trisa Chomica, Trisa & Company Interior Design (Port Angeles, WA)

Second  Wendy Albee, CGP, Albee Interior Design (Bothell, WA)

Most Innovative Design Component Category

First         Tyler Engle, Tyler Engle Architects (Seattle, WA)

Second   David Shuler, Seattle Stair & Design (Seattle, WA)

Outdoor Living Space Category

First         Dana Foster, DTF Design (Bothell, WA)

Second   James C. Castanes, Castanes Architect (Seattle, WA)

Small Design Firm Luminary Category

First         Linda Sale, Linda Sale Interior Design Ltd (Vancouver, British Columbia)

Second Patricia Gray, Patricia Gray Inc. (Vancouver, British Columbia)

Student Design Category

First         Yalda Daneshfarnia, Bellevue College (Bellevue, WA)

Second   Josh Small, WSU School of Deisng and Construction (Pullman, WA)

Whole House (Less than $400,000)

First         Patricica Gray, Patricia Gray Inc. (Vancouver, British Columbia)

Second   Ines Hanl, The Sky is the LImit Design (Vicotira, British Columbia)

Whole House (More than $400,000)

First         Mitchell Freedland, Mitchell Freedland Design (Vancouver, British Columbia)

Second   Nancy Burfiend, NB Design Group (Seattle, WA)