Vishion, a new Charlotte-based interior design startup, recently announced the winners for the 2020 Vishion Design Award. Maureen Stevens, creator of Maureen Stevens Design and a New Orleans resident, walked away with this year's grand prize. 

Vishion, which has been featured by Architectural Digest, is the only color search engine for furniture and décor and is perfect for designers and design lovers (there is also a social platform). The award celebrates color in interior design and encourages recognition of the craft of the interior designer.

"Colors and nailing that perfect palette can be oh-so tricky," Stevens said in a statement. "To designers, we don't see hues just as primary or secondary, it runs the whole gamut...the Vishion app puts the ability to use Pantone colors to find that elusive art or decor to match that deep English fern to match a historical green I've been working with right at my fingertips."

Winners were chosen based on criteria like color palette complexity, overall level of craftsmanship and skill, and the "wow" factor. They were judged by Tiffany Brooks (HGTV host and interior designer), Michelle Workman (interior designer), Anne England (co-founder and president of social responsibility at Industry West), Lynai Jones (owner and CEO of Mitchell Black), Kelly Clifford (co-founder of Kavka Designs), and Danielle Arps (interior designer).