It’s not every day that a local designer becomes a finalist in an international competition, especially one of the caliber of the SBID International Design Awards. But then again, registered interior designer and Columbia, Tenn. native Teresa Beck of TBEKTU Design + Development, LLC is hardly an amateur when it comes to design.
Her stunning mosaic mother-of-pearl dining room ceiling in Halcyon Halls, the first completed custom spec home in Columbia’s residential development Eleven on 7th, is a finalist in the Innovative Product Design category – and best of all your vote can help make a difference in the outcome!
So how and why should you vote? It’s pretty simple; just click the button below and vote, as the deadline is September 15. Why is obvious of course: we love people who represent Maury County well and want to honor their efforts, vision and talent. So your vote not only helps Mrs. Beck in the competition, but it is also a vote for our county and Tennessee, not to mention the USA – and who doesn’t love a win-win outcome?!
And there are so many more reasons to love this design, some of which are aesthetic and some of which are technical but, in the end, most certainly innovative. If you aren’t familiar with TBEKTU’s new project Eleven on 7th, you can click here to learn all about this new residential community, which is the first low-impact neighborhood in Columbia. The mosaic ceiling is located in the exquisite dining room of Halcyon Halls, the first custom spec home designed by Beck in Eleven on 7th. Off the Duck has an article about the home you can see by clicking HERE.
Beck wanted to add detailed design features to the home that added beauty and texture, and would “wow” potential buyers. One of these design features is the coffered ceiling. Her firm, TBEKTU, purchased and collaborated with ShellShock Designs to create the random chip freshwater Mother of Pearl ceiling within Halcyon Hall’s luxury dining room. While Beck’s design included a traditional coffered ceiling in the dining room, she did not want the typical painted finish that is usually applied to the ceiling in coffers.
The challenge in her conceptual design was to have no visible seams in the coffered ceiling. Between finding the right product and the right tile installer (Jien An of Spring Hill), the project came to fruition, although An had to actually hand place the mother-of-pearl chips individually to ensure that no seams were evident in between each tile.
The end result is a visually stunning surface above the dining table, an elegant yet understated addition of natural materials to add texture and interest.
What we tend to overlook is that, while good designers appear to create successful designs effortlessly, a whole lot of forethought, planning, time and collaboration are involved in the creative process – especially one as innovative as Beck’s stunning coffered mother-of-pearl ceiling.
So let’s all give her a vote of confidence and appreciation for her beautiful creation by voting now!
To read more about TBEKTU Design + Development, click HERE.