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  • 3/27/2019 9:20 AM

Award Winning Design

This week we’re highlighting an award winning design created and completed by GMS Werks and the team at Interiors Joan and associates. Almost one year ago we designed a wine room for Mark and Kami Burghardt of Gretna.

For the space we used Zebrino Light Onyx as a backsplash. What is so great about Zebrino Light Onyx is how translucent the stone is by nature. We backlit the stone with LED lights to illuminate the entire room while showcasing wine bottles.

The backsplash Zebrino Light Onyx was a beautiful addition to this home. The stone comes from a variety of places including South Africa and Europe. This Onyx type can be used for interior designs, exterior designs, flooring, hardscaping, walls and more. Onyx in its purest form is a variety of oxide minerals and chalcedony. The stone comes in a wide range of colors too. It comes in shades of white, black, blue and even purple. Often there are bands of black or white color found in Onyx.

The mastermind behind this project was interior designer Beth Settles with Interiors Joan. Every design detail is crafted intentionally like the “cradles” used to hold the wine bottles on display.

Recently Beth won a gold American Society of Interior Designers Chapter Project Award for her work on this private residence. ASID collaborates with others to promote the value of interior design. They prepare members to excel in a dynamic and evolving profession. Beth’s gold award is the 20th award won by Interiors Joan, and Beth’s 4th overall award for the company.

Interiors Joan and Associates is an interior design firm that has been offering timeless home and office design solutions for over 50 years. Their ASID design team is experienced in interpreting individual tastes and identifying specific needs in order to provide clients with personalized, functional designs and furnishings.

Beth Settles is an experienced designer in Nebraska. She earned her Bachelors of Science at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and her first design position was at Nebraska Furniture Mart in the design gallery. When it comes to design, she will often tell homeowners to mix patterns and textures together to create designs that are not easy to duplicate, especially with draperies and window treatments.

If you are interested in adding natural stone to your home, office or retail space, contact us at GMS Werks and we would love to help you create the space you’ve always dreamed of!

We have been meeting the needs of both residential and commercial customers for over 90 years.