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.

Landscape Architect
Thomas Balsley

Thomas Balsley is the principal designer of Thomas Balsley Associates, a NYC-based urban landscape architecture firm whose work has had a profound impact on the built environment and the quality of life in cities across the US. His unique fusion of creativity and innovation with public process has produced extraordinary spaces large and small, provocative and sublime. His firm’s portfolio of award-winning projects and competitions include Dallas’ Main Street Garden, Cleveland’s Perk Park, Tampa’s Curtis Hixon Park, Tokyo’s Gate City, and Seoul’s Leeum Samsung Museum of Art. Closer to home, his highly acclaimed parks such as Riverside Park South, Gantry Park, Hunter’s Point South, and Peggy Rockefeller Plaza have helped to reshape NYC’s public realm. In an unprecedented acknowledgement of his contribution to public space in the City of New York, a park on 57th Street was renamed in his honor as Balsley Park. His teaching and speaking engagements at Harvard’s GSD, University of Pennsylvania, the National Building Museum, Seoul National University, etc., together with a wealth of publications and TV appearances, such as BBC’s “Around the World in 80 Gardens”, have exposed his work to a broader international audience. In the Spacemaker Press monograph “Thomas Balsley: The Urban Landscape”, NYT architecture critic Herbert Muschamp wrote: “Balsley inscribes places with a dual portrait of nature and culture in modern dress.”

Interior Designer
Scott Sanders

A graduate of Parsons School of Design, with a degree in Interior Design, Scott Sanders began his professional career at Ralph Lauren, creating the company’s interior design department. His highly acclaimed renovation of the Beach House Bal Harbour Hotel for noted art-collector and boutique hotelier clients, the Rubell family, during his last year with Ralph Lauren, reflected Sanders’ now evident signature style and was a driving force in establishing Scott Sanders LLC. Founded in 2000, Scott Sanders LLC’s extensive and diverse portfolio includes residential projects all over the world, ranging from ski homes in Aspen; condominiums and homes in Miami Beach; country estates in New Jersey; beach houses in the Hamptons; townhomes and apartments in NYC; and a sprawling adobe home in Arizona. Sanders’ notable designs for hospitality properties range from South Beach’s iconic Albion Hotel, to Crown Maple Syrup’s corporate offices, headquartered in Hudson Valley, New York. In addition to select residential properties in 2014, Sanders’ commercial division grew to include the design of a model apartment at The Printing House, an early-twentieth century iconic building in New York City, and the Art-Deco era, landmark, 440-room Lord Baltimore Hotel for the Rubells.

Karen Stonely, AIA LEED AP BD+C, received degrees in Architecture, Art and Art History from Rice University. Her work is a part of the permanent collection at the Garrison Forest School, Rice University and is privately collected. Ms. Stonely began independent practice in Maryland and New York in 1991, and founded SPAN Architecture in 2004 with Peter Pelsinski and Jean-Gabriel Neukomm. The studio thrives on a diverse body of work including residential, commercial, hospitality, retail and bespoke fabrications. SPAN has garnered numerous design awards, most recently the 2014 AIA Interior Honors Award, and is internationally published, gracing the covers of Interior Design and Architectural Digest. In addition, Ms. Stonely pursues public service through her passion for architecture and arts, most recently participating in the 2014 Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club Designer Show House. She serves as a Board Member of Open House New York and was a member of the Development Committee for the Architectural League of New York.

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

A returning IDA judge, Matthew Patrick Smyth’s firm specializes primarily in residential interior design from Connecticut to New York City and Paris and London, giving careful consideration to blend classic style with comfort. Smyth’s aesthetic illustrates a consistent focus on fine detailing and suitability, within a range of styles. Matthew Patrick Smyth Inc. utilizes high quality craftspeople to provide a finished product that reflects the client’s needs and interest. The firm’s goal is to maintain a long-term relationship with clients. Many of the firm’s clients are on their second, third and fourth projects with Matthew Patrick Smyth Inc. Smyth has branched out into product design with a carpet collection, a line of fabrics, a line of his wall covering designs and a bed collection.

INTERIOR DESIGNER
Brad Ford

Brad Ford is a high-end interior designer based in New York City. With a highly edited vision and a strong hand, Brad has developed a spare, modern aesthetic with a warm soul. Originally from Russellville, Arkansas, he moved to Manhattan almost 25 years ago and established his own firm Brad Ford ID in 1998 with an emphasis on residential spaces. His interiors showcase signature designs that are understated yet sophisticated, straightforward, elegant and functional. Balance, light, space and color factor into all of his designs, creating a timeless effect. Clean lines and simple but well-crafted furnishings, with an attention to texture and the highest quality materials are Brad Ford ID essentials. “We create environments that complement and suit the lifestyle and personality of the client. Whether the room is formal or casual, traditional or modern, accessibility and comfort are a must.”

Brad has been featured as one of “10 New Designers to Watch” in both New York SpacesMagazine and New York Magazine, and was also named one of America’s Top Young Designers by House Beautiful and Traditional Home. In addition, his work has appeared in a number of shelter magazines and publications across the country including HC&G (Hamptons Cottages & Gardens),Elle Décor, Lonny, the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. He’s been profiled on 1stdibs.com, the world’s largest online luxury marketplace and most recently he was listed as part of the next generation of design in Departures Magazine. The International Furnishings and Design Association recognized him as one of the Rising Stars of Interior Design and Charles Cohen along with the Decoration & Design building in New York awarded him the 2012 Star on the Rise award. Brad is a member of the Design Leadership Network, a membership organization founded to strengthen business practices in the design industry, and was recently given the DLN’s annual Design Leadership Award. He also serves on the board of the Collective, an innovative design fair in New York City that presents a curated selection of the best in contemporary and 20th century international galleries In addition, Brad is the founder of Field + Supply, a modern makers craft fair in upstate New York as well the showroom FAIR in New York City which also focuses on high-end handcrafted furnishings. Brad has numerous altruistic pursuits as well, but is most notably a committed advocate for DIFFA and The Alpha Workshops, two design-oriented charities focused on raising money and awareness for those living with HIV/AIDS.

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.”

The firm’s work has been featured in several shelter publications and, in 2011, CTC&G (Connecticut Cottages & Gardens) honored Young with the “Innovation in Design Award for Interior Design.”  She participated in The Ronald McDonald House of Long Island Project Design in Fall 2013, as well RMH’s Phase II, and LXTV Open House prominently featured Young and her room in its coverage.  Young was also selected as one of the new designers to join the prestigious 2014 Kips Bay Decorators Show House and her “Hollyhock Lounge” was featured on CBS This Morning, as well as online in Architectural Digest, Elle Décor, House Beautiful, Interior Design and Lonny magazines. In addition, Young and three other rising design stars were recruited to collaborate with the Peter Fasano Studio to create a unique hand-screened fabric, which was featured in the October 2014 issue of House Beautiful.

New York-based interior designer Marshall Watson is best-known for creating classic, light-filled interiors with a modern sensibility. Internationally recognized, his projects have spanned the globe, from Cabo to Stockholm and across the United States. As an award-winning designer, Marshall’s work has been featured in numerous publications including Architectural Digest, House Beautiful, Veranda, Luxe, Cottages & Gardens and Traditional Home. He is currently working on his fourth furniture collection with Edward Ferrell + Lewis Mittman, available nationwide, as well as an outdoor carpet line with Doris Leslie Blau. Also known for his design column in the Southampton Press, Marshall divides his time between his Upper West Side office and his home in East Hampton.

ARCHITECT
Greg Tankersley
INTERIOR DESIGNER
Amy Lau

Founded in 2001, Amy Lau Design creates interiors known for their warmth, expressiveness and impeccable attention to detail. Amy has a reverence for the inherent beauty of natural materials and landscapes, and thoughtfully incorporates elements of each into every project. Embracing both art and design, each personalized space is enlivened with dynamic mixes of vintage and contemporary pieces, and site-specific commissions.

Amy’s portfolio of luxurious residential interiors includes an array of artistic and sophisticated homes throughout the world.

The Arizona native developed a deep passion for design and honed her curatorial eye studying eminent historians. She received her master’s in fine and decorative art from the prestigious Sotheby’s Institute of Art. She then served as a director at Thomas O’Brien’s Aero and spent five years as the design director of noted mid-century specialist Lin-Weinberg Gallery in New York City.

Amy Lau Design published a monograph in 2011, and Amy accepted an honorary doctorate from New York School of Interior Design the following year. She served as a spokesperson for Benjamin Moore’s 2010-2011 campaign “Paint with the Very Best.” She has designed spaces for renowned show houses like Kips Bay in New York and has created distinctive interior installations for Kohler, Bergdorf Goodman, Lladró, Baccarat, and the Showtime television network. The firm completed an exclusive boutique for Elie Tahari in East Hampton, New York, and is creating the home furnishings showroom Maviar in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Amy Lau Design recently collaborated with Architectural Digest designing the inaugural AD Design Studio for the Architectural Digest Design Show in New York.

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.

After a decade-long career that took her to Paris as a fit model for Nina Ricci, where the rigor of haute couture deepened her understanding of the possibilities of design, the Texas-born Bohn entered Pratt Institute. Under the demanding tutelage of such luminaries as Joe D’Urso she became equally familiar with the structural and decorative aspects of interior design. “This dual knowledge gave me a leg up in my career, particularly in working one-on-one with architects,” the cum laude graduate says now.

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
Mary Foley

Mary Foley worked as a Vice President at Polo/Ralph Lauren in Creative Services in many capacities such as special events, showroom and store design, and on the Lauren’s many homes. Michael Cox and Mary were brought together to form Ralph Lauren Interiors and in 2002, they founded foley&cox.

New York-based foley&cox has been designing internationally since 2002. The firm’s distinctive yet approachable interiors have appeared in discerning locations including Manhattan, the Hamptons, Hyannisport, the Gulf Coast, Big Sky, Kitzbuhl, Monaco, Moscow and the Bahamas.

Their eye for design has been widely praised in major publications, including Architectural Digest, Town & Country, New York Home, HC&G (Hamptons Cottages and Gardens), CTC&G (Connecticut Cottages & Gardens), Shelter Interiors, and AD Germany.

foley&cox believes that creating comfortably luxurious living environments is achieved through a keen understanding of each client. Interpreting lifestyles and personalities, foley&cox creates highly individualized interiors. The result is a serene space infused with the client’s personal style.

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.

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT
Thomas Balsley

Thomas Balsley is the lead designer of Thomas Balsley Associates, a NYC-based urban landscape architecture firm whose work has had a profound impact on the built environment and the quality of life in cities across the US. His unique fusion of creativity and innovation with public process has produced extraordinary spaces large and small, provocative and sublime. His firm’s portfolio of award-winning projects and competitions include Dallas’ Main Street Garden, Cleveland’s Perk Park, Tampa’s Curtis Hixon Park, Tokyo’s Gate City, and Seoul’s Leeum Samsung Museum of Art. Closer to home, his highly acclaimed parks such as Riverside Park South, Gantry Park, Hunter’s Point South, and Peggy Rockefeller Plaza have helped to reshape NYC’s public realm. In an unprecedented acknowledgement of his contribution to public space in the City of New York, a park on 57th Street was renamed in his honor as Balsley Park. His teaching and speaking engagements at Harvard’s GSD, University of Pennsylvania, the National Building Museum, Seoul National University, etc., together with a wealth of publications and TV appearances, such as BBC’s “Around the World in 80 Gardens”, have exposed his work to a broader international audience. In the Spacemaker Press monograph “Thomas Balsley: The Urban Landscape”, NYT architecture critic Herbert Muschamp wrote: “Balsley inscribes places with a dual portrait of nature and culture in modern dress.”

INTERIOR DESIGNER
Matthew Patrick Smyth

A returning IDA judge, Matthew Patrick Smyth’s firm specializes primarily in residential interior design from Connecticut to New York City and Paris and London, giving careful consideration to blend classic style with comfort. Smyth’s aesthetic illustrates a consistent focus on fine detailing and suitability, within a range of styles. Matthew Patrick Smyth Inc. utilizes high quality craftspeople to provide a finished product that reflects the client’s needs and interest. The firm’s goal is to maintain a long-term relationship with clients. Many of the firm’s clients are on their second, third and fourth projects with Matthew Patrick Smyth Inc. Smyth has branched out into product design with a carpet collection, a line of fabrics, a line of his wall covering designs and a bed collection.

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.

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.

Interior Designers
Jesse Carrier
& Mara Miller

Jesse Carrier and Mara Miller, the principals of Carrier and Company Interiors, are a husband-and-wife duo who create rooms that are a confident mix of timeless and contemporary design—both familiar and fresh at once. Always refined and sophisticated, light-filled and airy, their rooms often feature subtle patterns and neutral palettes punctuated by bursts of exuberance and unexpected mixes of high and low, old and new.

The Carrier’s have garnered accolades from the world’s most prestigious and have also attracted the attention and loyalty of such luminaries as Jessica Chastain, Jessica and Jerry Seinfeld, Catie and Donald Marron, Jane Rosenthal, and Annie Leibovitz, among others. Their book, Carrier and Company: Positively Chic Interiors, showcases their chic and elegant design. Offering tours of the private spaces of highly influential tastemakers in the fields of fashion and media, Carrier and Company: Positively Chic Interiors features their work for Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of Vogue; Jay Fielden, editor-in-chief of Esquire and fashion designer Jason Wu.

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.”

The firm’s work has been featured in several shelter publications and, in 2011, CTC&G (Connecticut Cottages & Gardens) honored Young with the “Innovation in Design Award for Interior Design.” She participated in The Ronald McDonald House of Long Island Project Design in Fall 2013, as well RMH’s Phase II, and LXTV Open House prominently featured Young and her room in its coverage. Young was also selected as one of the new designers to join the prestigious 2014 Kips Bay Decorators Show House and her “Hollyhock Lounge” was featured on CBS This Morning, as well as online in Architectural Digest, Elle Décor, House Beautiful, Interior Design and Lonny magazines. In addition, Young and three other rising design stars were recruited to collaborate with the Peter Fasano Studio to create a unique hand-screened fabric, which was featured in the October 2014 issue of House Beautiful.

Landscape Architect
Scott Salvator

With more than 30 years of interior design experience, Scott Salvator has focused primarily on the interiors of residences worldwide, while occasionally working on special projects such as renovating the Café Carlyle or a restaurant for Charlie Palmer. His work is always layered with historical, architectural and technical knowledge, whether implicit or explicit. Glamour, fashion and drama are key elements always present in his compositions. He is a perfectionist; unwavering and his work possesses an intensity, never allowing for indifference. His projects, like his personality, are on a large scale.

Born in New York, Scott’s background is rich in history as the third generation of his family to work in the design/construction profession in New York City. After a short, but successful career as a tax attorney in Washington, D.C., Scott attended Parsons and FIT while receiving superb training with Mario Buatta, at the height of his career, working on Blair House, The President’s Guest House, Malcolm Forbes and many others. Scott continued his training with Gary Crain and Robert Metzger being exposed to several other styles and A-list clientele. In 1992 Scott Salvator Inc. was founded and shortly thereafter was joined by Michael Zabriskie.

The firms projects have appeared in numerous design publications, both here and abroad, as well as in such periodicals as Architectural Digest, Veranda, Elle Décor, House Beautiful, House & Garden, Town & Country, Departures, as well as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, ABC, Avenue, Quest, New York Social Diary among others. Scott is a member of the D & D Hall of Fame and is frequently included on several “best designer’s lists.”

Lighting Designer
Julie Smith- Clementi

Julie views the multidisciplinary design process as an opportunity to create spaces that both engage and inspire the people who inhabit them. In her role as Partner, she has been integral in the development of countless award-winning projects at the Hollywood Bowl for the LA Philharmonic, The Greek Theatre, and many educational and residential projects.

Julie is at her best when uniting her passions for architecture and interior design to create holistic environments, designing not only the boundaries of a space, but also the graphics, furnishings, and fixtures that make it inviting. Her experience in crafting acclaimed interiors persuaded her that our firm should also design, manufacture, and sell furnishings that bring rooms to life.

That conviction led to the formation of notNeutral, with Julie as its President and CEO. Under her leadership, the notNeutral brand quickly developed a national reputation and a retail presence worldwide. Like our work in architecture, landscapes, and design, every notNeutral product tells its own story, be it a coffee cup, a tea cup, or a vase. And in keeping with Rios Clementi Hale Studios’ transdisciplinary nature, notNeutral’s investigations into color, pattern, and shape influence work in other disciplines.

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