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Introducing the Guest Judges of the 2018 Considered Design Awards


Introducing the Guest Judges of the 2018 Considered Design Awards

June 11, 2018

You have 12 days left to submit your home remodeling and garden design projects to the 2018 Considered Design Awards. Our contest is open to both professional and amateur designers in separate categories, and open to readers in the US and Canada (excluding Quebec). Each of our category winners this year will receive a $500 gift card to shop Schoolhouse, plus full project profiles on our sites (and professional winners get automatic entry into our Architect/Designer Directory). You have until midnight Pacific on Friday, June 22, to enter. For more details, read our full Rules & FAQs and visit the Remodelista and Gardenista contest pages to enter.

In late June, after we receive all entries, we’ll name five finalists in each category, chosen by a panel of guest judges. (The eventual winners will be selected by reader votes.) We’re thrilled to share our 2018 judging panel of design luminaries.

Stephen Alesch

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Above: Designer Stephen Alesch, cofounder of design firm Roman & Williams, is judging Remodelista categories. For more, visit The Guild: A Glamorous New Emporium in SoHo from Roman & Williams.

From 10 Things to Know About Stephen Alesch:

  1. Favorite thing to cook: Curries.
  2. On my wish list for my house: Japanese bathhouse addition.

Jenni Kayne

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Above: Jenni Kayne, founder of eponymous clothing and homewares company Jenni Kayne, is also judging Remodelista categories this year. For more, see Light and Lofted Above LA: Jenni Kayne President Julia Hunter at Home.

From 10 Things to Know About Jenni Kayne:

  1. Biggest design influence: I am constantly inspired by nature and living in California.
  2. Pets: Chachi and The Dude are our dogs, Lavender and Rocket are our bunnies, and Saphi and Daisy are our horses.

Brook Klausing

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Above: Brook Klausing is the founder of Brook Landscape in Brooklyn and is judging Gardenista contest categories. For more, see Garden Designer Visit: Brook Klausing Elevates a Brooklyn Backyard. Photograph by Matthew Williams for Gardenista, and featured in the Gardenista Book.

From 10 Things to Know About Brook:

  1. Favorite work of architecture: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater.
  2. Favorite design book: Can I go off-script and say my old collection of World of Interiors magazines?

Wiebke Liu

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Above: Wiebke Liu is the founder of kitchen organization company Blisshaus, and she is judging The Organized Home‘s category: Best Kitchen Organization Project. For more on Liu, visit Blisshaus: Bringing Back the Old World Pantry, One Kitchen at a Time. Photograph by Maria Del Rio, courtesy of Blisshaus.

From 10 Things to Know About Wiebke Liu:

  1. Favorite item in my closet: My “Supermom capes,” aka cashmere shawls.
  2. Most organized area of my house: My pantry, for sure.

Erica Tanov

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Above: Designer Erica Tanov is the founder of eponymous clothing line Erica Tanov, based in the San Francisco Bay Area, and she is judging Gardenista categories. Read about Tanov’s new book in Required Reading: ‘Design by Nature’ by Erica Tanov. Photograph by Mimi Giboin for Remodelista.

From 10 Things to Know About Erica Tanov:

  1. Latest DIY project: Wallpapering my powder room with pages of a vintage book, Know Thyself.
  2. Favorite wine: Domaine de Fontsainte Gris de Gris rosé; beautiful wine, beautiful label, beautiful price.

Don’t forget to enter our contest by Friday, June 22, by midnight Pacific. For more, explore the 2018 Remodelista Awards and Gardenista Awards pages.

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