It looked a bit like the Oscars of the design industry as interior designers from across the country gussied up for the Interior Design Society’s Designer of the Year Awards Ceremony. Hosted by Corey Damen Jenkins and sponsored by Feizy, the black-tie affair included cocktails al fresco followed by dinner, an awards presentation, and then dancing with our ART colleagues who had been partying all along in an adjoining ballroom.
While the fashion was certainly noteworthy, the focus of the evening was the Designer of the Year awards. The following list accounts for all of the 1st place winners for designed spaces. To see the entire list which includes second place, runner ups, and community, chapter and impact awards, please go to IDS.
DINING ROOM | Kara Karpenske, Kamarron Design
RECREATIONAL SPACE | Baker Design Group
A formerly dark brown home office is treated to a bright transformation that includes plenty of storage. Photo: Sesha Smith with Convey Studios.
HOME OFFICE | Ginger Curtis, Urbanology Design
In a 40-year old farmhouse, a former dumping ground gets a spiffy makeover that even addresses the pet's needs. Photos: Dustin Peck.
LAUNDRY ROOM (above) | Starr Miller
CHILDREN’S SPACE | Kara Karpenske
In Palm Springs, where year round outdoor living is de rigeur, Design Vision Studio, working with a landscape designer and a metal artist, created a custom oasis with multiple spaces for relaxation and entertaining.
OUTDOOR SPACE | Design Vision Studio
CLOSET/PANTRY | TIE: Traci Connell Interiors AND Kara Karpenske
WINE ROOM | Starr Miller
ENTRY HALL/FOYER | Michelle Youell
WINDOW TREATMENTS | Kara Karpenske
Weaving in the homeowner's favorite color, Shayla Copas red bow weaves through an array of bright ornaments and ties in the homeowner's favorite color. Photo: Janet Warlick
HOLIDAY (above) | Shayla Copas
KITCHENS, $50K and below| Staci Steidley, Studio Steidley
KITCHENS, $50K and up | Traci Connell
BATHROOMS, $30K and below | Michele Youell
BATHROOMS, $30K and up | Starr Miller
BEDROOMS, $30K and below | Baker Design Group
To make a master bedroom especially dreamy, Jodie O'Conner relied on calming ethereal colors and plenty of shimmer. Photos by Peter Rymwid.
BEDROOMS, $30K and up | Jodie O’Conner, Jodie O Designs
LIVING SPACES, $30k and below | Traci Connell
LIVING SPACES, $30K and up | Charles Pavarini, Pavarini Design
SHERWIN WILLIAMS SPONSOR AWARD | Design Vision Studio
SUSTAINABLE DESIGN | Kerry McHugh Upton
UNIVERSAL DESIGN | Jan Cregier, Interior Expressions by Jan
Combining preservation and sustainability, Barbara Owens designed this Texashome theater with materials salvaged and shipped from the Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas.
ORIGINAL DESIGN | Barbara Owens, Owens Interiors
WHOLE HOME DESIGN | Tracy Davis, Urban Dwellings
Top Intro Photo: (left to right) Sandra Standefer/Loloi, Kim Bailey, Ruthie Staalsen, Cherry Bernish, Barbara Owens, Linda Baker, Kristi Hopper, Staci Steidley, Michael Bauer/Dallas Market Center, me, Dann Foley, Ginger Curtis, Lisa Sorenson, Nicole Arnold, Jen Dolan/Arteriors..
Grid of 4:
(top left then clockwise): Molly Mays; Jason Clifton, Shayla Copas, Jeremy Bauer; Kathleen BIvona and Jackie Von Tobel; Susy McBride and Patricia Lockwood.