Meet the Connecticut Judges

Over her career, New York City–based interior designer Laura Bohn has produced a wide range of residential and commercial interiors in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. These include the V&V Restaurant in Kobe, the Angelo Pietro Restaurant in Kyushu, and the Archinet Building in Tokyo, Japan; retail shops and residences in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; a farmhouse in Bucks County, Pennsylvania; and the residential conversion of a historic bank building in Manhattan. Bohn’s purview includes product design, textiles, wall coverings, and set design for motion pictures, Year of the Dragon among them. This large and diverse body of work has been published in books, newspapers, and magazines around the world. For her design of fabrics and wallpapers, Bohn has been honored with two Interior Design Roscoe Awards. In 1998, she was inducted into the Interior Design Hall of Fame, and on March 20, she received the Pratt Institute 2014 Alumni Distinguished Career Award.

Bohn opened her own architectural and interior design firm in 1980—first in collaboration with Joseph Lembo then, in 1996, solo as Laura Bohn Design Associates. Characterized by highly personal, signature flourishes—antiques set against her own minimalist furniture; unexpected color palettes; and the use of luxurious fabrics and finishes—Bohn’s distinctive aesthetic led Interior Design magazine to dub her “the queen of soft modern.” Bohn has been a member on the Advisory Board at Fashion Institute of Technology, as well as a visiting critic at New York design schools, including Parsons, FIT, Pratt Institute, and New York School of Interior Design. She has served on the boards of Youth at Risk and the SPCA, and has headed the education committee for the Decorator’s Club.

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.”

Interior Designer
Kerry Delrose

Acclaimed Interior Designer Kerry Delrose has been producing beautiful, innovative and stylish interiors for over 20 years.

Delrose formed the Delrose Design Group based in New York City. Focused on high end residential projects and unique brand based opportunities the firm has worked internationally in Australia, Europe and Dubai as well as every corner of the U.S.

His work is defined by clean, simple, modern lines and furnishings. Large scale pieces, unusual objects and innovative applications are signature in his work. His use of natural, organic furnishings and materials make for very progressive design and have caught the eyes of hoteliers, celebrities, and designers alike. His corporate clients have included Westin Hotels, Baccarat and the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group. His new lighting line will be available this summer through One World.

Kerry’s work has been featured in House & Garden, Elle Décor, Luxe, Esquire Classic Home, House Beautiful, New York Spaces, Vanity Fair, Hamptons Cottages and Gardens, Traditional Home, Design NJ, and several coffee table books. He has been a contributor to many publications, as well as a speaker at various design events.

Kerry has participated in the Kips Bay Show house, The Hampton Designer Show house, The Idea House, and Esquire House among others.

Some of the projects for 2020 completion are residences at The Mandarin Oriental, a Virginia estate, and a waterfront home in Westchester County.

Mr. Moore’s work has received over 60 National, Regional and State architectural design awards. In 2010 Residential Architect Magazine named him one of the“Top 50 Residential Architects in the US.”Most recently, Mr. Moore has been elevated to the prestigious College of Fellows in the American Institute of Architects in recognition of the aesthetic, scientific, and practical significance to the profession. He is also on the Board of Trustees of The Cultural Landscape Foundation and a senior advisor to the Pella Design Council.

Recent awards include three 2018 AIA-CT Honor Awards, a 2017 Build Architecture Award for the “Best High-End Residential Firm in the NY Metro Area.” A2016AIA–New England Design Award for the Preservation & Adaptive Reuse of Lincoln/Stonington Residence. A 2015 AIA National Housing Honor Award for the Bridge House. A 2010 AIA National Housing Award for the Spiral House, which also received the Chicago Athenaeum’s annual “American Architecture Award” and was displayed at the International Biennial of Architecture in Buenos Aires as part of “The City and the World” exhibition by The European Center of Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies. A 2011 & 2009 “WOOD” Award from the North American Wood Council. And several recent “Best of Year” citations from Interior Design Magazine. Mr. Moore has been published widely in a range of magazines and books including Dwell, Architecture, Architectural Record, Architect, Interior Design, Residential Architect, Metropolis, and Arch Daily. Most recent books include Taschen Books’ Architecture Now – Houses 2011, The 2011 and 2010 WOOD Institute Books, and The Nice House Book, 2010.

Mr. Moore is an Adjunct Professor of Architecture at the Barnard/Columbia Undergraduate Architecture Department.He joined the faculty in 1992 and continues to teach design studios and history/theory seminars. From 1996–2006 he was the Assistant Director of the Undergraduate Architecture Department and Coordinator of the History & Theory Track curriculum. His academic research focuses on three key areas: The history and theory of aesthetics & beauty in architecture; architecture in the expanded field of landscape, art, & architecture; and the historical and contemporary relationship between architecture, technology, and culture.

Senior Vice President
Giles Sutton

Giles Sutton is the Senior Vice President of Industry Engagement at CEDIA, the international trade association and central touch point for over 3,700 member companies and approximately 30,000 individuals worldwide who design, manufacture, and install technology for the home.

In his role Giles focuses on facilitating strong industry partnerships among architects, builders and interior designers. Building awareness of the resource CEDIA members are to this group is a critical strategic objective of the association and ensures successful technology experiences.

Giles’ experience in the industry lends itself well to this role – when he ran his own home technology company he had a strong focus on collaboration with architects, builders, and interior designers. Giles’ vision was always to ensure that the technology solutions worked impeccably and blended seamlessly with the design of a property.

American potter Frances Palmer is known for her irreverently shaped ceramics, which nod to classic styles and then throw them a curve. Her handcrafted wares – dinner services, footed urns, pitchers, vases and platters – are elegantly designed with details that express the hand of the artist.

Frances has had a lifelong passion for the arts. She earned her BA at Barnard and MA at Columbia University, both in Art History, and as a self taught potter, the long history of ceramics is continually referenced in her work. She looks to the turn-of-the-20th century Bloomsbury-based Omega Workshop, the artists’ collective making useful objects in defiance of the Industrial Revolution. Other influences on her design approach include the timeless proportions of ancient Greek and Roman vessels, the simplicity of the 19th century English cream ware, Song dynasty ceramics and the dramatic sculptures of Alberto Giacometti.

Frances loves how the hand-thrown process leaves a certain aspect of the outcome to fate. She revels in this serendipity, and is fond of saying that the clay “has as much to say about itself as I do”. She embraces the randomness of the transformation in the firing process. “As it dries, it moves. And when it is fired two or three times, it also changes. The best part is seeing what emerges after the kiln is opened.”

Her designs have been featured in numerous magazines, such as Connecticut Cottages & Gardens, House & Garden, World of Interiors, Vogue, Elle Décor and Martha Stewart Living. She has been asked to create special collections for the new Fotografiska Museum, Neue Galerie Museum, the Philip Johnson Glass House, the Aldrich Museum, the Garden Conservancy and the Brooklyn Academy of Music. She is currently a member of the Friends of Horticulture at Wave Hill and a gardening teacher at the New York Botanical Garden.

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