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Designer Of The Year Award Recipients Announced By Interior Design Society

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The Interior Design Society (IDS) announced award recipients for its fifth annual Designer of the Year competition yesterday evening. The awards were presented by Jennifer Bertrand during a gala at IDS National Conference on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at the Holiday Inn Fort Myers Airport at Town Center.

Bertrand won HGTV “Design Star” season three and hosted “Paint Over! with Jennifer Bertrand.” She has appeared in countless media outlets such as USA Today, The New York Post, Rachel Ray Magazine, Life & Style Magazine, InStyle Magazine and is a frequent contributor to NBC. She was joined on stage for the awards presentation by Bruce Knott, President, IDS National Board of Directors and Snoa Garrigan, Executive Director of IDS.

“We warmly congratulate all those who received awards,” said Snoa Garrigan, Executive Director.” IDS is proud to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Designer of the Year Awards, which received a record number of entries this year.”

The winners of the Designer of the Year competition are:

Kitchens $50,000 and under:
1st place: Jeremy Bauer and Jason Clifton, Bauer/Clifton Interiors, Juneau, AK
2nd place: Patricia Lockwood, Lockwood Interiors, Palm Desert, Calif.
3rd place: Kellie Smith, Kellie Smith Design Studio, Dalton, Ga.

Kitchens $50,000 and above:
1st place: Barbara Gilbert, Barbara Gilbert Interiors, Dallas, TX
2nd place: Jeremy Bauer and Jason Clifton, Bauer/Clifton Interiors, Juneau, AK
3rd place: Jeremy Bauer and Jason Clifton, Bauer/Clifton Interiors, Juneau, AK

Baths $30,000 and under:
1st place: Kellie Smith, Kellie Smith Design Studio, Dalton, Ga.
2nd place: Patricia Lockwood, Lockwood Interiors, Palm Desert, Calif.
3rd place: Denise Piaschyk, DLP Interiors, Plano, TX

Baths $30,000 and above:
1st place: Jeremy Bauer and Jason Clifton, Bauer/Clifton Interiors, Juneau, AK
2nd place: Judy Gooch, Judy Gooch Interiors, Oak Ridge, Tenn.
3rd place: Nancie Wood, Nancie Wood Interiors, Raleigh, N.C.

Bedrooms $30,000 and under:
1st place: Tanna Edler, Tanna by Design, Yakima, Wash.
2nd place: Nicole Arnold, Nicole Arnold Interiors, Carrollton, TX
3rd place: Jan Cregier, Interior Expressions, Bartlett, Ill.

Bedrooms $30,000 and above:
1st place: Jeremy Bauer and Jason Clifton, Bauer/Clifton Interiors, Juneau, AK
2nd place: Jeremy Bauer and Jason Clifton, Bauer/Clifton Interiors, Juneau, AK
3rd place: Ronda Ferguson, Smart Selections, Houston, TX

Living Spaces $30,000 and under:
1st place: Amanda Eck, Amanda Carol Interiors, The Woodlands, TX
2nd place: Maria Causey, Olamar Interiors, Haymarket, Va.
3rd place: Patricia Lockwood, Lockwood Interiors, Palm Desert, Calif.

Living Spaces $30,000 and above:
1st place: Irish Hafke, Design Matters Studio, Naples, Fla.
2nd place: Patricia Lockwood, Lockwood Interiors, Palm Desert, Calif.
3rd place: Donna Hoffman, Interiors by Donna Hoffman, Yardley, Pa.

Children’s Playrooms:
1st place: Denise Piaschyk, DLP Interiors, Plano, TX

Laundry Rooms:
1st place: Denise Piaschyk, DLP Interiors, Plano, TX

Home Offices:
1st place: Maria Causey, Olamar Interiors, Haymarket, Va.

Wine Cellars/Rooms:
1st place: Ami Austin, Ami Austin Interior Design, Memphis, Tenn.

Entry Ways/Foyers:
1st place: Jeremy Bauer and Jason Clifton, Bauer/Clifton Interiors, Juneau, AK

Sustainable Designs:
1st place: Barbara Gilbert, Barbara Gilbert Interiors, Dallas, TX

Sponsor Award – Surya:
1st place: Denise Piaschyk, DLP Interiors, Plano, TX

Window Treatments:
1st place: Maida Korte, Designs by Maida, Rolling Meadows, Ill.

The award recipients were selected by an expert panel of judges that included Deb Barrett, Mitzi Beach, Leslie Carothers, Patti Carpenter, Tobi Fairley, Susan Inglis, Joe Ruggiero, Barbara Viteri, Jackie Von Tobel and Amy Wax.

The full list of winners including design project photographs for this year’s Designer of the Year competition is available at www.interiordesignsociety.org/dotywinners.

About the Interior Design Society: The Interior Design Society (IDS) is an association of professional interior design entrepreneurs focused on helping our members grow their businesses, develop their talents, inspire each other, and impact their communities. One of the country's largest design organizations dedicated to serving the residential interior design industry, IDS embraces four core values including professionalism, community, influence and growth. The IDS National headquarters is located in High Point, N.C.

About the Designer of the Year Awards: 
The Designer of the Year Awards recognize outstanding achievement in residential interior design among Interior Design Society members. There are 19 different categories under the classifications of Window Treatments, Kitchens, Baths, Bedrooms, Living Spaces, Singular Areas, Universal Design, Charitable Design, Sustainable Design, and Sponsor Award. All members of IDS are eligible to enter.

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