Gold Winner 150-200 Square Feet: Castle Design and R.G. Apel Development

Why the judges love it: The designers created a more consistent style in the space. We love the accent wall!

Photography by Alise O’Brien Photography.


Every design decision in this spectacular home was made with multigenerational living in mind. The goal was to create a beautiful, high-end residence that allowed for comfort, independence and accessibility for people of all ages and abilities. Designers Castle Design and R.G. Apel Development blended beauty with purpose in this 190-square-foot bathroom embracing a contemporary, yet warm, soothing aesthetic. The cabinetry features easy-open push control doors and finger pull drawers. A diamond-shaped tile in olive green with charcoal grout plays well with the wall color and adds interest on either side of the vanity mirrors and contemporary LED sconces. The designer dropped the mirrors all the way to the warm white quart countertop to accommodate the sight line of a wheelchair user or child. Dark gray porcelain tile with subtle white veining is not only striking but a practical choice to camouflage scuff marks from wheelchair tires. A freestanding tub features faucets at the front right corner instead of the back of the tub making it easy to manipulate. The designer chose a stunning wallcovering in shades of white, gray, blue and beige, which mimic the hues in the rest of the space and bring to mind soothing colors of the beach, sky and mountains. The designer for this project volunteers her time to make selections for the entire home with a portion of the sale’s proceeds going to DRAFT (Disablitiy Rights Advocates for Technology) and



Contractor: R.G. Apel Development 

Architect: Srote & Co. 

Designer: Castle Design 

Tile: O'Fallon Decorating 

Granite: Russo Stone & Tile 

Plumbing Fixtures: Premier Plumbing 

Lighting: Metro Lighting 

Shades: Wallbrandt Technologies 

Wall coverings: KDR Designer Showrooms 

Glass/Mirror: Barron Glass & Mirror 

Cabinetry: Beck/Allen Cabinetry