IDS DESIGNER OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNERS

On Saturday, May 4th, 2019 members and guests of the Interior Design Society (IDS) gathered in Palm Springs, California to honor the winners of the 2018-2019 Designer of the Year Awards. Carson Kressley and Thom Filicia presented the awards. “The Designer of the Year competition demonstrates our commitment to recognize the outstanding work of our members nationwide” shared Jenny Cano, Executive Director, IDS. “Our award-winners consider it a prestigious honor.”

Thom and Carson with Nicole Joi, President of IDS, and Jenny Cano (far right), IDS Executive Director.

Thom and Carson with Nicole Joi, President of IDS, and Jenny Cano (far right), IDS Executive Director.

This year there was a record number of entries. Award recipients were selected by an expert panel of judges that included: Deb Barrett, Julia Buckingham, Chelsie Butler, Patti Carpenter, Jane Dagmi, Diane Falvey, Melissa Galt, Sandy Hughes, Russ Jones, Bruce Knott, Anna Mavrackis, Molly Mays, Donna Moss, Jason Phillips, Katherine Snedecker, Terri Taylor, and Allison Zisko.

IDS also recognized the achievements of Jan Cregier, who was honored with the IDS Fellow Award – the highest award given by the organization. Linda Baker of Baker Design Group in Dallas and Bonnie Reich, a past president of IDS and owner of Symmetry Closets in Long Island, were both recognized with the Outstanding Leadership Award. Following are most of the winning designers and their projects.

The conference, in partnership with ART, started on Thursday afternoon and included CEU courses, practical workshops, community-building exercises, volunteering, and plenty of gatherings, cocktail parties and meals. Here are a few iPhone pics from the three day designer-rich extravaganza.

The top lead photo is of members of the Dallas IDS Chapter which also took home an award for the Large Chapter of the Year.

UNTIL NEXT YEAR FRIENDS…………….xo