2017 DHDA: Judges

2017 Design Awards

Judges | Details | Exteriors | Interiors | Commercial Design
Homes | Rising Star | Reader’s Choice

Twenty2 wallpaper is the popular Litchfield, Conn.-based design and printing studio of husband-and-wife team KYRA AND ROBERTSON HARTNETT. Recognized as innovators, leaders, and experts in the wallpaper field, twenty2 creates truly unique made-to-order wallpaper designs (often on eco-friendly grass cloth with signature patterns) for the contemporary interior. The company also provides boutique printing services, assisting artists and designers in creating original, bespoke wallpaper collections. twenty2.net

KAREN DAVIS, who began her interior design practice in 1992 in Los Angeles and now is based in Connecticut, received her design degree from UCLA’s architecture + interior design program. Her projects range from a 55-room boutique hotel in England to a 1,000-room business hotel in Orlando and luxury apartment hotels for business travelers in the Philippines. Davis has developed an individual approach for her clients that considers the setting and the client’s personality; the result is inspired, livable homes. davisrainesdesign.com

Mother-daughter duo VICTORINE (TOTI) AND AMY FLEISCHMAN are the designers who run the show at Drapes Décor. Both U-M alums, they work to bring their customers’ ideas and visions to reality. Toti and Amy gain inspiration from new trends in the design world, and they believe window treatments are the finishing touch to a home. Based in Miami, Drapes Décor specializes in designing and manufacturing window treatments that perfectly complement the space and style of a room. drapesdecor.com


KEVIN ALTER is a graduate of Bennington College and Harvard University. The esteemed architect is the Sid W. Richardson Centennial Professor of Architecture at the University of Texas at Austin, where he was academic director for architecture and associate dean for graduate programs from 2001-2014. alterstudio architecture, llp, has received more than 100 design awards, including a national AIA Housing Award. A book on his work, Alterstudio Architecture: 6 Houses, was published by Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. alterstudio.net

Roughan Interior Design, based in Connecticut, is the international firm of designer CHRISTINA SULLIVAN ROUGHAN. Roughan’s experience and graceful style have enabled her to create warm, sophisticated interiors that are timeless yet welcoming. She believes interiors should reflect the people who reside in the space, while remaining purposeful and elegant. She’s known for her deft combinations of texture and subtle color, together with modern-traditional accents that create livable spaces. roughaninteriors.com

In 1998, REGINALD L. THOMAS opened his design studio, Reginald L. Thomas Architect, LLC; his work has since been featured in several prestigious publications. Thomas specializes in historically-based, highend residential projects; he recently added multi-use and institutional work to his firm’s clientele. Each project is approached in a comprehensive manner through collaboration with contractors, landscape architects, interior designers, and craftsmen, resulting in a strong portfolio of projects and a happy clients.

MEG LONERGAN has become one of Houston’s most in-demand designers. Born in Louisiana, she has lived in Singapore, New Zealand, and France. Her design ethos stays true to elegance and tradition, while reflecting her multicultural exposure. Clients turn to Lonergan for her keen ability to mix the old with the new, classic with inventive, and eclectic with traditional. The busy designer likes to harmonize her clients’ tastes and treasures with custom art, accessories, antiques, draperies, and furniture. meglonergan.com

CELERIE KEMBLE’S priority is to express the personality and sentiment of her clients through gracious interiors. Kemble, of Kemble Interiors, based in New York and Palm Beach, Fla., is known for her versatility in terms of budget and style, and for using pragmatism that ensures beauty. She has an eye for nuance and drama, but has the discipline to create dynamic and comfortable rooms. Her work has included homes and commercial spaces across the United States and the Caribbean. kembleinteriors.com


LISA JARVIS’ aesthetic sensibilities reflect a childhood fascination with Art Deco and Mid-Century style. Her love of clean lines and luxurious comfort led to a decade of interior design in New York and Paris, but in the last three years she’s only had time to meet the explosive growth of her solid-brass, decorative hardware collection, LISA JARVIS – Jewelry for Furniture, which currently features more than 60 unique knobs and pulls. lisa-jarvis.com