Matthew and Karine Maynard are designers, blacksmiths and artists who use metal and architectural space as their media. Each element of their work reflects their professional attention to aesthetic detail, design and function with a focus on quality over quantity.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Serice & Design Awards 2016 Houzz
Over 35 Million Monthly Unique Users Nominated Best Home Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals in North America and Around the World
Louisville, KentuckyJanuary 27, 2016 – Matthew and Karine Maynard of Lawrenceburg, KY have won both the "Best of Service" and “Best Of Design” awards on Houzz®, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. Matthew and Karine are designers, blacksmiths and artists who use metal and architectural space as their media. As a husband and wife team, they specialize in hand-forged custom stair rails, furniture and applied design; were chosen by the more than 35 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than one million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.
The Best Of Houzz is awarded annually in two categories: Design and Customer Service. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 35 million monthly users on Houzz. Customer Service honors are based on several factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2015. A “Best Of Houzz 2016” badge will appear on winners’ profiles, as a sign of their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz.
"Receiving this award is really touching to both of us," says Matthew Maynard. "Since every job we do is different, the challenge is to continuously come up with new ideas and designs time and time again. To do this, we get to know our clients and interact with them individually. Each person is unique and by learning about someone we can tailor a design to fit them and their space. This has become a great part of the joy we get from the creative process and the clients we've worked for always share in that on a personal level. But to receive the 2016 Service & Design awards make us feel that these efforts are recognized on the larger scale and that's really an honor,".
"Anyone building, remodeling or decorating looks to Houzz for the most talented and service-oriented professionals” said Liza Hausman, vice president of Industry Marketing for Houzz. “We’re so pleased to recognize Maynard Studios, voted one of our “Best Of Houzz” professionals by our enormous community of homeowners and design enthusiasts actively remodeling and decorating their homes.” one of our “Best Of Houzz” professionals by our enormous community of homeowners and design enthusiasts actively remodeling and decorating their homes.”
Ironwork by Maynard Studios can primarily be seen in private residences across the nation. The couple continue to create the actual work in their metal studio in central Kentucky, with just a handful of employees, occasionally visiting clients nationwide and they insist on overseeing every installation personally. Their projects have been featured internationally and given prominence by the National Ornamental Misc. Metals Association and the Artist Blacksmiths Association of North America. In 2015 they were awarded the Top Job Award in an international competition of hand forged interior stair railings and the duo's work continues to lead design in contemporary blacksmithing today. They have also earned the highest acclamations of the Kentucky Arts Council, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Each element of their work reflects their professional attention to aesthetic detail, design and function with a focus on quality over quantity.
"We work closely with our clients throughout the design process and look forward to collaborating with them and creating something that will last for generations to come,".
Houzz is the leading platform for home remodeling and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish – online or from a mobile device. From decorating a small room to building a custom home and everything in between, Houzz connects millions of homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals across the country and around the world. With the largest residential design database in the world and a vibrant community empowered by technology, Houzz is the easiest way for people to find inspiration, get advice, buy products and hire the professionals they need to help turn their ideas into reality. Headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, Houzz also has international offices in London, Berlin, Sydney, Moscow and Tokyo. Houzz and the Houzz logo are registered trademarks of Houzz Inc. worldwide. For more information, visit houzz.com.