American Clay Makeover Winners Announced

Michelle Kolb of Nantucket, Mass., won Grand Prize in the DIY category of American Clay’s Second Annual Makeover Contest. See her room before and after below:

American Clay


American Clay


The judges for the competition included Mary Cordaro, president of Mary Cordaro Inc. a certified Bau-Biologist; Eric Corey Freed, LEED AP, Hon. FIGP, author, green building expert and principal of organicARCHITECT; Kelly LaPlante, eco-interior designer and founder of Standard Magazine; and Danny Lipford, home improvement expert and host and executive producer of the Emmy-nominated television showToday’s Homeowner with Danny Lipford. American Clay CEO Croft Elsaesser also participated as a judge.

According to American Clay, DIY winner Michele Kolb “renovated a historic 1747 Nantucket house, the first LEED (gold or silver, TBD) certified historic house renovation on Nantucket. She installed American Clay walls in Porcelina’s Sugarloaf White with a lime wash to resemble what the original 1747 walls may have looked like and to achieve LEED points for healthy air and recycled products. It was used in the living room, bath, stairway, and master and children’s bedrooms. Judge Kelly LaPlante selected a few shots of this house to publish in her debut issue of her new online publication, Standard Magazine.”

According to Eric Corey Freed: “The winners showcased what I love about American Clay in the first place — a gorgeous, healthy finish that brings a room to life.”

For the professional category, the winner was Selena Holt from Hayden, Idaho.

Read the whole story