I am huge supporter when it comes to the youth and arts. I believe it is very important for our students out there to have ample opportunity to let there artistically ability grow and shine.

We have talked about the Young Arts Foundation and The Locust Projects, which are local heavy hitters here in Miami. Today we are going to share with you one special student winner from Iowa State University.

A junior studying interior design at Iowa State University, Joseph Danielson, has won the 2015 Raymond Waites Design Competition sponsored by the International Furnishings and Design Association Educational Foundation.

This contest is intended to foster a student’s creativity and develop a room with their personal visual inspiration, warmth and spirit, and ability to reflect their design influence through various cultures.

As you can see the competition is no joke! It takes incredible skill and focus to be a winner and Danielson made it happen! This year’s competition challenged students to design an up-to-2,500-square-foot luxury “dream home entertainment area” featuring an indoor gourmet kitchen and attached outdoor entertainment space with a pool. Designs had to include both traditional and modern elements along with an original outdoor furniture product.

Here is a glimpse of what Danielson created, he incorporated French Provincial and English Neo-Palladian architecture and interior design elements in a natural palette of cream, bronze and green.

A truly amazing feat, we just wanted to take the time to congratulate Joseph on his artistic victory!

You can read even more about Danielson’s victory here.