2019 DHDA: Judges

2019 Design Awards – Judges, Arbiters of Design

2019 Detroit Home Design Awards

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


Robin RiddleGrowing up in New Orleans, Robin Riddle was exposed early on to great architecture and design. She earned her degree in interior design from Baylor University and later opened her interior design business. Based in Dallas, Riddle creates rooms with a relaxed livability, mixing antiques with strong, modern influences. Her work has been featured in many national and regional magazines. — robbinriddledesign.com


Renee GaddisRenée Gaddis is one of Naples, Fla.’s top interior designers, working within a diverse portfolio that ranges from Coastal to Contemporary and Transitional. Accolades include being named Naples Interior Designer of the Year and being one of Gulfshore Business’ 40 under 40. An advocate for children with heart disease, she spearheads fundraising efforts for the American Heart Association. — reneegaddis.com


Reginald L. ThomasReginald L. Thomas, AIA, has worked with architectural/design firms in New York City for almost 30 years, and is the principal of his own studio. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in architecture, and also studied at the Institute of Classical Architecture. He is a member of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards and is on the Historic Preservation Commission of Plainfield in New Jersey.


Michael BermanInterior and product designer Michael Berman has created a portfolio that spans the globe. From residential homes to luxury hotels, his signature “Trans-Modern” American style reflects history, art, architecture, and nature, forming a heady mix of completely livable interiors, furniture, lighting, and textiles. He’s the founder and principal visionary behind his Los Angeles-based studio. — michaelbermanlimited.com


Meg LonerganSince founding her company, Meg Lonergan Interiors, in 2009, Meg Lonergan has become one of Houston’s most in-demand designers, known for creating sophisticated interiors that highlight homeowners’ personalities and sensibilities. Born in south Louisiana, her design ethos stays true to Southern elegance, history, and tradition while reflecting her multicultural exposure. — meglonergan.com


Matthew FrederickLed by New Jersey-based designer Matthew Frederick, M. Frederick Design’s gorgeously global take on American style has garnered an international following and commissions worldwide. Frederick, who graduated with honors from Northeastern University in Boston, is a member of the American Institute of Architects and the Institute for Classical Architecture, among other organizations. — mfrederick.com


Kinley C. PuzeyUtah-based Kinley C. Puzey has a portfolio that ranges from humanitarian efforts on a Navajo reservation to multimillion-dollar custom homes. He holds a master’s degree in architecture from the University of Utah, where he was awarded the College of Architecture’s highest award, the AIA School Medal and Certificate for Merit and Excellence. In 2015, he founded Onyx Design Collective. — onyxdesigncollective.com


Kayla CooperFrom clothes to cars to spaces, Kayla Cooper has designed it all. Although her styles and practices have evolved over the years, her love for design and the creative process has not. Beginning her career in Washington, D.C., she now travels to create modern, minimalist, spaces with sustainable influences. Based out of Pennsylvania, Cooper loves clean lines and strong architecture. — kaylacooperdesign.com


Karen DavisKaren Davis began her design practice in Los Angeles. She recently was named president of the board of directors for the American Society of Interior Designers, Connecticut Chapter. Davis is the found- er/owner of Davis Raines Design, which will be joining the team at Wykeham Rise, a luxury inn, restaurant, and spa in development in Washington, Conn. — davisrainesdesign.com


Barrie SpangBarrie Spang worked for an interior design firm in Cleveland for 22 years before starting her own firm and home décor store, Sapphire Pear, in 2015. She’s inspired by color and encourages clients to go beyond their comfort zone. She has clients throughout Cleveland, and has completed projects in New York City, Chicago, Washington, D.C., Florida, the Carolinas, Colorado, and Greece. — sapphirepear.com


Anthony MichaelSince 1983, Chicago-based Anthony Michael has specialized in interior design for residences, restaurants, retail, yachts, and private aircraft. His knowledge of architecture, art, and design history, and studies at the L’Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris add dimension to his work. He was named Designer of the Year and Retail Designer of the Year by the Chicago Tribune. — anthonymichaelinteriordesign.com

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