Anna Maria Mannarino of Mannarino Designs, Inc. Captures Six Top Design Awards

Anna Maria Mannarino accepting one of her four ASID NJ Design Excellence Awards from George Oliphant of TV’s “George to the Rescue.”
Photo: William Neumann Photography

≈ Mannarino Honored with Four Design Excellence Awards from the New Jersey Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID NJ), The ASID National Medalist Award and The Chrysalis Award, Sponsored by Qualified Remodeler and Kitchen & Bath Design News ≈

Anna Maria Mannarino, Allied ASID and past president of ASID NJ, of Mannarino Designs, Inc. in Holmdel, N.J. received not one, not two but four Design Excellence Awards from the New Tersey Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID NJ). The awards were bestowed during a gala evening at the Clubhouse at Galloping Hill Golf Course in Kenilworth where George Oliphant of TV’s “George to the Rescue” served as host. Seventeen interior designers won a total of 40 awards in 17 categories.

Mannarino won in all the categories she entered in. She won in the Healthcare Spaces, 3,000 square feet or less, category for her work on the Trū Birth Center in Lakewood, N.J., the first female-owned birthing center in New Jersey, in which she created luxe, spa-like interiors in the data- and science-driven facility. Her work on the facility also captured a 2022 Chrysalis Award sponsored by Qualified Remodeler and Kitchen & Bath Design News.

Mannarino’s design for the Trū Birth Center in Lakewood, N.J., was honored with a Design Excellence Award from ASID NJ as well as a Chrysalis Award, sponsored by Qualified Remodeler and Kitchen & Bath Design News. Photo: Mike Van Tassell

On the residential side, Mannarino won three awards: in the Specialty and Unique Spaces category for a music lover’s bachelor pad; in the Show House Spaces category for an art-filled showhouse living room, and, last but not least, in the Outdoor Living Spaces category for an elegant, tiered patio and garage. This project was a novel concept. The clients needed a third garage and wished they had more outdoor living space, so Mannarino proposed the idea of chipping away the mountain of granite at the top of their driveway, building a third garage right into the bedrock and adding a rooftop deck and a tiered space off the back that would lead to a new outdoor kitchen. She also redesigned a paved driveway and walkway complete with a snow-melt system.

Judges were comprised of past award-winning ASID members from around the country and followed strict criteria in their judging. The criteria, which varied somewhat from category to category had one constant, however. Entrants in all the categories were judged on “Positive impact on life and the human experience.”

Mannarino’s elegant tiered outdoor living space that was the result of building a rooftop deck on top of a new third garage won in the Outdoor Living Spaces category of the ASID NJ Design Excellence Awards. Photo: Wing Wong/Memories TTL

Mannarino was also presented with a special award bestowed by ASID, the Medalist Award, which recognizes those members nationwide who have demonstrated outstanding service to ASID, have provided significant contributions to the interior design profession, and have made significant contributions that have enriched the human experience. Mannarino certainly fits the bill as a guiding force in the ASID NJ Chapter and for her work during the height of the pandemic supplying PPE’s and design services at on charge to front-line medical professionals responding to Covid-19, among other humanitarian initiatives.

“I am truly passionate about my work and am very honored to receive these awards and recognition,” said Mannarino.

About Mannarino Designs, Inc.
(Follow on Instagram @mannarinoannamaria)

Anna Maria Mannarino, Allied ASID, is an award-winning interior and event designer whose company, Mannarino Designs, Inc., has transformed spaces from Cape Cod to Cape May and beyond. Her interior design projects include restaurants, banquet facilities, historic mansions, New York boardrooms, metropolitan apartments and beach cottages; and event designs that range from small affairs to spectacular themed celebrations. With a team of exceptional tradespeople, thoughtful consideration of the client’s desires and her unparalleled sense of color and space and flawless attention to detail, Mannarino effortlessly takes the clients through the design process from concept to completion.

For more information, visit, call: 866-574-3326 or email: