The Hydro Systems, Inc. Interior Design Scholarship Contest: Hosted by FIDM, LA

For the first time, Hydro Systems, Inc. has partnered with the FIDM, LA Interior Design Department to host the Hydro Systems, Inc. Interior Design Scholarship Competition. This partnership involved working with the graduating class of FIDM’s Interior Design Department and granting them access to all Hydro Products in order to help them create dynamic designs for their final residential and commercial design projects. Each student utilized floor plans from Level Furnished Living in downtown Los Angeles, and from those floor plans developed well-rounded designs based on historic decorative art styles such as: Vintage, Art Deco, Art Nouveau, Zen, Scandinavian, Industrial and more. Judging the presentations were executives from Hydro Systems, Inc., the owners of L2 Interior Designs and the Business Manager of Level Furnished Living.

We are so pleased to announce the winners of the scholarship competition and to show you their winning designs!

**For a full layout of the winner’s portfolios and details on the Hydro products that they used, please follow the links provided

The First Place winner was Katrina Dutra seamlessly integrated the characteristics of “California Vintage” style while maintaining an air of sophistication. Her ability to think beyond the obvious and elevate her designs to a point of luxury won her the first place prize.

Residential Theme: California Vintage

Hydro Systems Products Used: Andrea Freestanding Tub ; Prism Sink 

Commercial Theme: Modern Vintage

Hydro Systems Products Used: Prism Sink


In Second Place was Haleigh Pritchett, Haleigh went beyond simply matching color patterns and textiles from her theme and included furnishings that supported the cultural aspects of Moorish/ Moroccan living. Her attention to detail and expert digital skills won her the second place prize.

Residential Layout #1 Theme: Moroccan

Hydro Systems Products Used: Andrea Freestanding Tub ; Block 25 Sink

Residential Layout #2 Theme: Modern

Hydro Systems Products Used: Alamo Freestanding Tub ; Square Shower Pan ; Block 25 Sink ; Universal Shower Pan 


The Third Place award was given to Kate Killgore for her multi themed design. Kate designed multiple spaces all with drastically different themes and yet managed to maintain the individual integrity and traits of each decorative style.

Residential Layout #1 Theme: Art Nouveau

Hydro Systems Products Used: Liberty Freestanding Tub ; Block 25 Sink

Residential Layout #2 Theme: Scandinavian Modern

Hydro Systems Products Used: Gateway Freestanding Tub ; Ellipse Sink

Commercial Layout Theme: Neo-Classic

Hydro Systems Products Used: Casey Freestanding Tub ; Ellipse Sink


The Fourth Place prize went to Gabriella Falk based on her imaginative designs that included both the “French” design style and the “Art Noveau” theme. Ultimately, it was Gabriella’s willingness to push boundaries and design norms that won her the final prize of the evening.

Residential Layout #1 Theme: French

Hydro Systems Products Used: Donatello Freestanding Tub 

Residential Layout #2 Theme: Art Noveau

Hydro Systems Product Used: Picasso Freestanding Tub ; Arc Sink

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