IDS Announces 2017 DOTY Awards

The Interior Design Society named 25 winners. 

05/08/2018
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On Wednesday, May 3, members and guests of the Interior Design Society (IDS) gathered in Savannah, GA to honor the winners of the 2017 Designer of the Year competition. The awards were presented by award-winning interior designer, Corey Damen Jenkins.  

“The Designer of the Year competition demonstrates our commitment to recognize the outstanding work of our members nationwide” shared Jenny Cano, Executive Director of IDS. “This year we received a record number of entries — our award winners consider it a prestigious honor.”

Award recipients were selected by an expert panel of judges that included: Robin Baron, Barclay Butera, Nicole Davis, Jane Dagmi, Richard Duncan, Nancy Fire, Serena Martin, Molly Mays, Jason Phillips, Natalie Reddell, Jennifer Wagner Schmidt and Jackie Von Tobel.

IDS also recognized the achievements of Bruce Knott, who was honored with the IDS Fellowship Award — the highest award given by the organization. Barbara Izzo and Nancy Ganzekaufer were both recognized with the inaugural Outstanding Leadership Award.

The winners of the Designer of the Year competition are:

Space Designs:

Kitchens $50,000 and below:

1st Place: Staci Steidley, Studio Steidley, Plano, TX

Kitchens $50,000 and above:

1st Place: Traci Connell, Traci Connell Interiors, Dallas TX

Bathrooms $30,000 and below:

1st Place: Michele Youell, Natural Domain Interiors, Henderson, NV

Bathrooms $30,000 and above:

1st Place: Starr Miller, Starr Miller Interior Design, Charlotte NC   

Bedrooms $30,000 and below:

1st Place: Baker Design Group, Carrollton, TX  

Bedrooms $30,000 and above:

1st Place: Jodie O’Connor, Jodie O’Designs, Whippany, NJ

Living Spaces $30,000 and below:

1st Place: Traci Connell, Traci Connell Interiors, Dallas TX  

Living Spaces $30,000 and above:

1st Place: Charles Pavarini III, Pavarini Design, New York, NY  

 

Singular Areas:

Window Treatments

1st Place: Kara Karpenske, Kamarron Design, Blaine, MN 

Closets

1st Place (TIE): Traci Connell, Traci Connell Interiors, Dallas TX

1st Place (TIE): Kara Karpenske, Kamarron Design, Blaine, MN

Laundry / Craft Rooms

1st Place: Starr Miller, Starr Miller Interior Design, Charlotte, NC 

Outdoor Spaces

1st Place: Design Vision Studio, Palm Springs, CA

Wine Rooms

1st Place: Starr Miller, Starr Miller Interior Design, Charlotte NC   

Children’s Areas

1st Place, Kara Karpenske, Kamarron Design, Blaine, MN

Home Office

1st Place: Ginger Curtis, Urbanology Designs, Dallas, TX

Recreation Spaces

1st Place: Baker Design Group, Carrollton, TX  

Entry Wall / Foyer

1st Place: Michele Youell, Natural Domain Interiors, Henderson, NV

Dining Rooms

1st Place, Kara Karpenske, Kamarron Design, Blaine, MN

Holiday Design

1st Place: Shayla Copas, Shayla Copas Interiors, Little Rock, AR

 

Specialty Awards

Designer’s Choice Vendor Award

Sherwin Williams

Universal Design

1st Place: Jan Cregier, Interior Expressions by Jan, Chicago, IL  

Sustainable Design

1st Place: Kerry McHugh Upton, Quincy Home, Olympia, WA

Sherwin-Williams Sponsor Award

1st Place: Design Vision Studio, Palm Springs, CA

Original Design

1st Place: Barbara Owens, Owens Interiors, Rockwall, TX

Whole Home

1st Place: Tracy Davis, Urban Dwellings, Portland, OR

 

IMPACT Awards

Individual Impact Award

1st Place: Kimberly Joi McDonald, Designing Joi, Las Vegas, NV 

Group Impact Award

1st Place: IDS Student Malloy Chapter  

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