IDS 2018 DESIGNER OF THE YEAR AWARDS

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.

 

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

 

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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

 

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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

Who's Who

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..

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(top left then clockwise): Molly Mays; Jason Clifton, Shayla Copas, Jeremy Bauer; Kathleen BIvona and Jackie Von Tobel; Susy McBride and Patricia Lockwood.