Meet the Connecticut Judges

Kitchen and Bath Designer
Richard T.  Anuszkiewicz

Highlighted as a top industry innovator by Kitchen & Bath Design News for creative talents and business acumen, Richard T. Anuszkiewicz (ANNA-SKEV-ICH) is a recognized kitchen and bath design authority. A 2019 NKBA Insider, 2018 Coverings Emerging Leader, 2017 Modenus Top 10 Design Influencer and Washingtonian Style Setter, Richard graduated from Virginia Tech NKBA accredited Residential Design program and is an alumnus of the NKBA Top 30 Under 30 program in 2013.

Anuszkiewicz is a respected keynote speaker presenting nationally at premier industry events including: Dwell on Design Los Angeles, Design Chicago, Wanted Design New York, DDA Toronto, KBIS Las Vegas and Orlando. Richard has been highlighted in numerous high-profile publications, such as Vanity Fair, Architectural Digest, Traditional Home, House Beautiful, The Washington Post, The Editor At Large, Robb Report, HGTV and more. He enjoys staying up to date with trends and technologies and most recently he was abroad at Salone del Mobile in Milan, Living Kitchen in Cologne and The London Design Festival.

Interior Designer
Anthony Baratta

Anthony Baratta, is one of the most celebrated interior designers of the day with a global following of loyal fans. He is known for his bold use of color and scale that honors tradition while defying predictability. His design work has graced over 50 magazine covers worldwide.

Baratta’s work has been celebrated in the Cooper-Hewitt Museum’s National Design Triennial: Inside Design Now and he was awarded Benjamin Moore’s coveted “Hue Award” for lifetime achievement in design. His furniture collection with the venerable Thomasville Brand, consist of a 40 plus collection of upholstery, case pieces, mirrors and accent furniture.

In 2017 Baratta launched a spectacular collection of rug designs with America’s 100 yr. old classic rug manufacturer Capel Rugs and his signature bedding collection with industry leader Wildcat Territory, to perfectly compliment his bedroom furniture, adding to his creations for Lee Jofa Fabrics and Stark Carpet.

Baratta has coauthored 2 books: The Exuberant Style of William Diamond and Anthony Baratta; and Diamond Baratta Design. His current works include the New Jersey Governor’s Mansion and collaborations with Colonial Williamsburg.

Interior Designer
Matthew Patrick Smyth

Matthew Patrick Smyth is an acclaimed interior designer whose work evokes an enduring, traditional sense of style. He has been consistently listed as a top designer on Elle Décor’s “A” List, and in House Beautiful, Traditional Home, New York Magazine, New York Spaces, Elements of Living, and Gotham Magazine. His streamlined style combines sophistication, well-selected antiques, and contemporary comfort. Known for his intuitive understanding towards a larger character of space, he never loses his fine eye for detail and light. Most of all, Matthew’s designs accommodate the real people who will inhabit the spaces. He not only engages with the taste of his clients, he understands how they live.

Clients return again and again, putting their trust in Matthew’s straightforward and easy nature. Eschewing shortcuts in favor of high-quality work, he believes in guiding with transparency, from clients to craftsmen alike. His cordial yet candid manner has forged lasting relationships which span multiple projects, including residences in Palm Beach, Nantucket, Aspen, and Geneva Switzerland; homes in Litchfield and Fairfield Connecticut; getaways in the Hamptons; and city apartments in New York, London, and Paris.

Further personalizing his distinct blend of history with a modern study of scale, Matthew has broadened his work into product design with two rug collections for Patterson Flynn Martin, and a collection of fabrics and wallcoverings introduced by F. Schumacher. Matthew was also commissioned to design a custom bed for Savoir Beds of London.

Matthew has participated in numerous designer showhouses, including five times for the prestigious Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club. Additionally, he reimagined the NY Mets Family Waiting Room at The Ronald McDonald House of Long Island, and designed a celebratory room in honor of Traditional Home’s 25th anniversary as a part of Holiday House NYC’s annual showhouse. Matthew is a recipient of the D&D Building’s Stars of Design Award.

Interior Designer
Young Huh

Young Huh Interiors is a full service design firm specializing in residential and commercial interiors. With impeccable attention to detail, Young’s projects are conceived and tailored to fit each client’s personality and needs.

Fluent in a wide range of styles from historic to contemporary, Young’s interiors reflect her love of art and artisans, materials and textures. Young designs spaces that are timeless, combining classic proportions with eclectic, chic styling.

A native of Detroit, Young was an English major at Smith College and received a law degree from Fordham Law School. After pursuing further education and an internship in interior design, Young concluded that design was her true calling. Armed with practical experience and a lifelong love of art, she founded her firm in 2007. “Equally important to having great creative instincts, my legal training has reinforced a strong work ethic, attention to detail, and an ability to see every transaction from different angles.”

Young Huh Interiors is based New York City and works on projects across the country and abroad. “We constantly strive to bring a global point of view to our work. We love the challenge of incorporating new technologies and products into our designs and discovering those craftsmen who bring their unique skills to each project.”

Architect
Greg Tankersley

Greg Tankersley, a native of Alabama, holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Auburn University. It was while at Auburn that Greg met professor of Architecture, Bobby McAlpine. A long friendship and professional partnership began. Their architecture and interior design firm, McAlpine, now in its 33rd year, is described as “nurturing, compassionate, soulful,” and the firm’s architecture, wedding historical precedence with graceful modern living, is a timeless and romantic pursuit of “The Inheritable House”.

The firm’s work has been featured in Veranda, House Beautiful, Southern Accents, Arts & Antiques, Elle Décor, Architectural Digest, Southern Living, House and Garden (both US and British editions), Metropolitan Home, Traditional Home, The New York Times and on Home and Garden Television (HGTV). The firm was honored to be included on the prestigious AD100 list compiled by Architectural Digest in 2012, 2014 and 2016.

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