2018 DHDA: Judges

2018 Design Awards

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

Nationally recognized interior designer LISA MENDE works on historical renovations as well as new construction in both the residential and commercial sectors. Her work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, New York Cottages and Gardens, Traditional Home, Atlanta Home and Lifestyles, and Southern Cottages. In 2011, Mende founded her blog; as a tastemaker, readers look to her for the latest in trends. She has served on Modenus Blogtour London and Frankfurt, the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show, Las Vegas, and resides in Charlotte, N.C., with her husband, Bryant, three children, and a Yorkie named Oliver. lisamendedesign.blogspot.com

Roughan Interior Design is the international design firm of celebrated interior designer CHRISTINA SULLIVAN ROUGHAN. Her design experience and graceful style have enabled her to create warm, sophisticated interiors that are timeless and elegant, while remaining welcoming and approachable. She believes interiors should reflect the people who reside in the space, while remaining aesthetically purposeful and elegant. Her design portfolio is known for its deft combinations of texture and subtle color, and for utilizing modern traditional accents to create livable, crisp interiors. roughaninteriors.com

From an early age, JEREMY CORKERN loved aesthetics and design. At 14, he was taken under the wing of architect A. Hays Town, considered to be “The Master of Louisiana Style.” Corkern credits his experience with Town as his largest influence. At age 25, Corkern went into business with Paul Bates; they opened Bates Corkern Studio in 2000. In 2016, he opened Jeremy Corkern Studio, based in Birmingham, Ala., and New Orleans. While his primary focus is designing the architecture of custom residences, he enjoys participating in the entire design process. jeremycorkernstudio.com

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 carefully considers the setting and the client’s personality; the result is inspired, livable homes. davisrainesdesign.com

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

In 1998, REGINALD L. THOMAS opened his own design studio, Reginald L. Thomas Architect LLC; his work has been featured in several prestigious publications. Thomas specializes in historically-based, high-end residential projects, and recently added multi-use and institutional work to his firm’s diverse range of jobs. Each project is approached in a comprehensive, professional manner through successful collaboration with contractors, landscape architects, interior designers, artisans, and craftsmen, resulting in a strong portfolio of completed projects and a well-honed list of satisfied clients.

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 four 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