Lexington-based interior designer Robin Gannon is one of 12 national interior designers in the running for HGTV’s Designer of the Year Award in the “Waterside Retreats” category.

Gannon’s project, titled “Cape Cod Haven with Contemporary Style,” is located in Orleans. The design details of the home give a nod to its waterfront location.

“It’s a home with beautiful views of the water, but we tried not to make it kitschy, with fish and boats everywhere,” Gannon said. “We do have that in places, but we kept it more modern. The design is aware of the surroundings, but it’s not in your face every time you turn around.”

The seaside theme and restrained use of color continue in the master and guest bedrooms.

“I always want rooms to have their own personality, but there has to be a thread so they look like they belong in the same house,” Gannon said.

The HGTV Designer of the Year Awards celebrates interior designers and architects who create beautiful spaces. The HGTV.com audience votes on their favorite project in each category. Daily voting is open now through Sept. 29 at https://hgtv.com/designeroftheyear.

The design work of Robin Gannon Interiors has been featured in Architectural Digest, House Beautiful, Veranda, Elle Decor, Modern Luxury Interiors Boston, New England Home, “This Old House” and Travel + Leisure. One of the firm’s early projects was the Inn at Hastings Park. Gannon also was the on-air interior designer for the Lexington installment of “This Old House.”