Interior Design Society Announces 2018-2019 Designer of the Year Award Recipients

The awards were presented at the 2019 ART + IDS Conference in Palm Springs, CA.

05/13/2019
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Interior Design Society Designer of the Year Awards

On Saturday, May 4, 2019 members and guests of the Interior Design Society (IDS) gathered in Palm Springs, CA, to honor the winners of the 2018-2019 Designer of the Year Awards. The awards were presented by Carson Kressley and Thom Filicia.

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Thom Filicia and Carson Kressley host the IDS Designer of the Year Awards Gala in Palm Springs, CA.

“The Designer of the Year competition demonstrates our commitment to recognize the outstanding work of our members nationwide,” says Jenny Cano, Executive Director of IDS. “This year we received a record number of entries, our award-winners consider it a prestigious honor.”

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.

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Jan Cregier accepts the IDS Fellow Award.

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 and Bonnie Reich were both recognized with the Outstanding Leadership Award.

The winners of the Designer of the Year Awards are:

Space Designs

  • Kitchens $50,000 and below: Ginger Curtis, Urbanology Designs, North Richland Hills, TX
  • Kitchens $50,000 and above: Mary Norris, Mary Norris Interiors, Chattanooga, TN
  • Bathrooms $30,000 and below: Kara Gordon, Sleek to Chic Interiors, Bedford, TX
  • Bathrooms $30,000 and above: Judy Gooch, Judy Gooch Interiors, Oak Ridge, TN
  • Bedrooms $30,000 and below: Tanna Edler, TANNA BY DESIGN, Yakima, WA   
  • Bedrooms $30,000 and above: Jeremy Bauer and Jason Clifton, Bauer/Clifton Interiors, Juneau, AK
  • Living Spaces $30,000 and below: Kara Karpenske, Kamarron Design, Blaine, MN
  • Living Spaces $30,000 and above: Nicole Yee, NY Interiors, Oakland, CA

 

Singular Areas

  • Window Treatments: Kara Karpenske, Kamarron Design, Blaine, MN
  • Closets: Chris McKenry, Closets by McKenry, Knoxville, TN
  • Laundry/Craft Rooms: Baker Design Group, Carrollton, TX
  • Outdoor Spaces: Kara Karpenske, Kamarron Design, Blaine, MN
  • Wine Rooms: Barbara Owens, Owens Interiors at Home, Rockwall, TX
  • Children’s Rooms & Nurseries: Kristi Hopper, Kristi Hopper Designs, Coppell, TX
  • Home Office: Traci Connell, Traci Connell Interiors, Dallas, TX
  • Recreation Spaces: Kara Karpenske, Kamarron Design, Blaine, MN
  • Entry Way/Foyer: Barbara Owens, Owens Interiors at Home, Rockwall, TX
  • Dining Rooms: Jodie O’Connor, Jodie O’Designs, Whippany, NJ
  • Holiday Design: Barbara Owens, Owens Interiors at Home, Rockwall, TX

 

Specialty Awards

  • Designer’s Choice Vendor Award: Uttermost
  • Universal Design: Nicole Yee, NY Interiors, Oakland, CA
  • Sustainable Design: Sheree Vincent, Fusion Designed, Forest Lake, MN
  • Sherwin-Williams Sponsor Award: Staci Steidley, Studio Steidley, Carrollton, TX
  • Original Designs: Barbara Owens, Owens Interiors at Home, Rockwall, TX
  • Whole Home: Starr Miller, Starr Miller Interiors, Cornelius, NC
  • New Construction: Chris Goddard, Goddard Design Group, Fayetteville, AR
  • IMPACT Awards Individual Impact Award: Barbara Owens, Owens Interiors at Home, Rockwall, TX
  • Group Impact Award: Elizabeth Grant and IDS Eastern Tennessee Chapter, Knoxville, TN

 

The full list of winners including design project photographs for this year’s Designer of the Year competition is available on the IDS website.  

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