September 29, 2009
September 29, 2009
Ledingham Design Consultants Takes Top Honour at Northwest Design Awards
Revitalization of AURA waterfront restaurant + patio at Inn at Laurel Point Wins 1st place for Hospitality
Vancouver, BC - Vancouver Interior Designer Denise Ashmore is energized after bringing home the gold in the hospitality category from the Seattle Design Centre's 2009 Northwest Design Awards. Ledingham breathed new life into the out-of-date cafe at the Inn at Laurel Point in Victoria, creating a vibrant new space that is drawing in new business.
"The Inn at Laurel Point is an inspiring place to begin with, the backdrop of Victoria's Inner Harbour inspired a rich palette with dynamic elements that bring this space back to life," says Ashmore. "I am so proud to not only be recognized publicly for my work but also knowing that my design played a key role in driving new business."
Ledingham's design at AURA is drawing a crowd. The restaurant has shown a 55% increase in revenue over the former café in the same space in its first five months of operation in 2009. Inn at Laurel Point's Director of Sales and Marketing, Avril Matthews attributes that to Ledingham's keen eye for designing a dynamic space with staying power.
"Ledingham's work at AURA is a visual delight, sophisticated without being pretentious, allowing us to draw in a demographic we have not previously reached," says Matthews. "WHERE magazine voted us one of the Top 10 New Restaurants in 2008 as well as we were voted Diner's Choice by Opentable.com users. We receive comments daily on how refreshing it is to see uptown design in Victoria."
Denise Ashmore, a designer of 15 years, works at Ledingham Design Consultants in Vancouver. Her diverse body of accomplishments ranges from residential to commercial, currently she is designing private residence in Vancouver and Victoria.
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