Meet the Hamptons Judges

Founder & Principal Designer, Pappas Miron Design
Alexandra  Pappas

Pappas Miron Design is a full service interior design firm based in Manhattan with projects in Manhattan, the Hamptons, Martha’s Vineyard, Boston and most recently Boise, Idaho. The firm has worked on over 40 projects since its founding, from full scale gut renovations and ground up construction to more typical cosmetic enhancements and interior decoration.

Its founders, Alexandra Pappas and Tatyana Miron Ahlers strive to create timeless interiors that are modern and sophisticated, yet relaxed and livable. For Pappas and Miron, the client-designer relationship is very personal, starting with the initial consultation and continuing through final installation. From commission to conception, Pappas Miron works closely with the client to consider their lifestyle and future needs—delivering an environment with the intention of living well.

The firm was added to the Elle Décor 2020 & 2021 A List, Luxe Magazine Gold List 2022 and its projects have been featured in publications such as Elle Décor, New York Magazine, Luxe Magazine and HC&G (Hamptons Cottages & Gardens).

Proprieter, The Baker House 1650
Antonella Bertello

Antonella Bertello is the proprietor of The Baker House 1650, the preeminent B&B/Boutique hotel in East Hampton, N.Y., and a real estate entrepreneur. She is also a licensed real estate agent with the Corcoran Group and a member of Corcoran’s Multi-Million Dollar Club and of the President’s Council working in the NYC, Hamptons and soon, Miami markets. She has more than 39 years of real estate experience and has supervised the design, construction, and interior design of award-winning projects in East Hampton, New York, South Florida, and Latin America. Born in Lima, Peru, she earned a degree in Economics, Management and Finance from Babson College, and is fluent in English and Spanish, and conversational in French and Italian.

Her latest family project is the development of “Marina Coast Peru” – a new and unique residential and recreational boating paradise that will be the first world class superyacht marina and residential development on the South Pacific Coast. Marina Coast Peru is located in Northern Peru, very close to the Equator with ideal weather year-round, and will feature luxury accommodations, an inland marina for superyachts up to 328ft, a yacht club, a retail “Marina Village” and much more. The airport onsite is already in operation and will facilitate eco-tourism excursions to the Galapagos Islands, Machu Picchu, the Peruvian Amazon River, and other Peruvian and Latin American wonders. The resort is scheduled to open in Q2 2023.

A natural philanthropist, Antonella regularly sponsors and hosts fundraising events at The Baker House 1650, supporting the community, Peru, cancer research as well as animal care and rights. Antonella is also a board member of the East Hampton Village Foundation, The East Hampton Chamber of Commerce and Discover the Hamptons. She is also passionate about cars and Formula 1 Racing, and collaborates with many car dealerships and brands, such as Aston Martin, Ferrari, Bentley and Polestar to bring their magic to the Hamptons.

Principal & Lead Designer, D'Apostrophe
Francis D'Haene
Francis D’Haene, a Belgian-born, New York City-based architect and designer, founded D’Apostrophe Design, Inc. in 1996. Francis graduated from St. Lukas in Brussels before moving to New York in 1992 to pursue his design career. He gained valuable experience within the international design community, working alongside Robert Metzger, Marc Charbonnet, and Mark Zeff. His background in art, coupled with his vision for architecture and interior design, give him a clear design sensibility, which is prevalent in his residential, retail, and public projects. His work has received numerous awards, including a 2010 Interior Design Best of Year Award and has been recognized by all the top design publications from around the world.
Unlimited Earth Care
Frederico Azevedo

Award-winning landscape designer Frederico Azevedo is the owner of Unlimited Earth Care, Inc. based in Bridgehampton, Long Island, New York. Born in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil in 1962, Azevedo has studied landscape design in Brazil, England, and the U.S.  He is a member of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers, the American Horticultural Society, and the Horticultural Alliance of the Hamptons.

Frederico Azevedo designs and executes most of his projects in the Hamptons. Considered one of the most beautiful natural landscapes in the world, the Hamptons is a unique mix of farms, fields, woods, dunes, lakes, ponds, bays, and ocean. The exquisite natural light has been compared to that of the south of France, and has attracted renowned artists from around the world. This marvelous combination has made the East End of Long Island a magnet for the rich and famous for well over a century, and its unique architecture and landscape design is greatly admired worldwide.

Frederico Azevedo’s gardens integrate the natural landscape into a comprehensive and intentional landscape design. His understanding of architecture and the environment give each of his designs a perfect balance. His unique skills blend exotic with native plants, creating a landscape surprisingly reassuring and unexpected.  He has developed numerous major landscaping projects in the last two decades, both commercial and residential.  In his projects he develops long borders, planting masses of the same species of flowers, shrubs or trees.  Implementing a combination of basic concepts–repetition of color, texture and shape–he imbues his gardens with simplicity, balance and a special elegance.

Azevedo regularly contributes a gardening column to Dan’s Papers, which has the largest circulation of any local publication in the Hamptons.  Additionally, Unlimited Earth Care was chosen as the official Dan’s Papers Reader’s Choice “Best Landscape Designer” in 1998 and 2002 through 2013.  In 2014, Unlimited Earth Care was inducted into Dan’s Papers “Best of the Best” Hall of Fame, as Best Landscaping Company. Unlimited Earth Care received the award for Dan’s Papers “Best of the Best” Nursery Garden Center from 2015 through 2019. This honor is bestowed on those who have risen to the top and dominated their category year after year. In 2019 Unlimited Earth Care received the Best of the Best platinum award for the best Nursery/Garden Center, and Frederico Azevedo personally received the honor of Best Landscape Designer.

Azevedo’s creativity and botanical knowledge make him stand out in his field.  He defines his work as follows: “It’s a modern concept in that everything flows and is interconnected.  The challenge is to keep the spaces open, while still providing interest and a diversity zone.”  He has worked with Elizabeth Lear, Roger Cardinal, Keith Baltimore, Cindy Bergensen, Libby Lanson and other leading landscape designers and architects.  His landscape designs have received national acclaim for addressing residential environmental issues.  Azevedo’s projects are important contributions to contemporary landscape design, and have been most influential in the Hamptons.

Rayman Boozer is the principal designer at Apartment 48 Interiors. Early in his career, he opened a popular home furnishings store in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York. Today, Apartment 48 focuses exclusively on interiors – specializing in combining vibrant colors, exotic materials, and contemporary furnishings to create spaces that feel optimistic and effortless. Rayman is a member of the AD100 and Elle Décor A-List recognizing the top designers in the world.

Founder & Principal Designer, Pappas Miron Design
Tatyana Miron

Tatyana Miron is the co founder and principal designer of Pappas Miron Design, which is an Elle Décor A List firm started in 2005. Tatyana graduated with a degree in art history and architecture from Tufts University and an Associates degree from the New York School of Interior Design. She worked in the offices of acclaimed New York-based designers Eric Cohler and Tori Golub exposing her to a range of interior design styles and practices.

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