Announcing the 2013 HC&G Innovation in Design Judges

Bridgehampton National Bank presents the 3rd Annual HC&G Innovation in Design Awards

2013 Judges

Milly de Cabrol (image) Milly De Cabrol

Interior Designer
Milly de Cabrol, LTD

Highly regarded for her chic look and her unique flair, Milly de Cabrol transports clients with her designs. She is known for her ability to mix different genres and styles. While ably using a diverse palette of textiles and colors, the interior designer’s editing skills are as remarkable as her versatility. Born into an aristocratic and artistic Italian family, de Cabrol lived in London for ten years and has traveled extensively throughout her life. In 1984, she moved to the United States and began her career in interior design. Milly most enjoys unusual projects, which she pours her heart and soul into. She specializes in working one-on-one and closely with her clients—who range from the worlds of finance and fashion to media and the arts—and who live throughout the United States, all in order to make their vision come true.

Jamie Drake (image) Jamie Drake

Interior Designer
Drake Design Associates

Author of some of this country’s most glamorous spaces, New York-based designer Jamie Drake believes that the best décor expresses personality and place. Renowned for his exuberant color sense, his eye for the unique and telling detail, his practical approach to planning, and his equal facility in traditional and modern styles, Drake creates inviting, delightful, and resolutely livable environments. He launched his namesake, multi- discipline firm, Drake Design Associates, immediately after graduating from Parsons. In the thirty-plus years since, he has completed countless interiors for an impressive roster of clients. Notable residences include a Los Angeles showplace for Madonna, apartments in the Dakota and other historic New York landmark buildings, and multiple projects for his longtime client New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Recent commercial work includes a from-the-ground-up medical facility in Florida and a private foundation in New York City. Drake has masterminded rug collections for Roubini and Safavieh, a furniture line for Lewis Mittman, bathroom fixtures for THG, fabrics for Schumacher, sinks for Elkay, and bath accessories for Labrazel. Drake, who also received a Partnership for the Homeless Director’s Award in 2008, has long been deeply involved in good causes. He currently serves as Chair of The Alpha Workshops, where he has been a board member for more than a decade.

Stephanie Odegard (image) Stephanie Odegard

Interior Designer
Stephanie Odegard Collection

Since founding her company in 1987, Stephanie Odegard has produced and imported collections of uniquely designed carpets that have revolutionized the United States market. By combining time-revered techniques with contemporary European aesthetics and the highest standards of quality, she has transformed ancient textile art forms and traditional artisanal crafts of developing countries into commercially viable industries capable of raising standards of living for thousands of people. The hallmark of her designs is Stephanie Odegard’s sophisticated and subtle use of color in carpets made of hand-carded, hand-spun, hand-knotted Himalayan wool. In all her products, Stephanie Odegard requires strict adherence to social responsibility in countries where production takes place. She is a founding board member of GoodWeave™, a carpet industry foundation, for which Odegard has been one of its largest industry contributor since 1997. Stephanie has garnered numerous accolades and awards that acknowledge both her design talents and her commitment to social progress and philanthropic accountability, including most recently, the Hamptons Cottages & Gardens 2012 Innovator Award and the 2010 New York House Magazine’s Innovative Green Design Award.

Tom Scheerer (image) Tom Scheerer

Interior Designer
Tom Scheerer Incorporated

Tom Scheerer has been practicing architectural and interior design in Manhattan since 1985. His work is characterized by clear and logical architectural solutions combined with beautiful, comfortable furnishings. He emphasizes furniture planning, spatial relationships, color and texture over the ornate or purely decorative. He has a keen appreciation for art. While he is fluent in various styles, he prefers to use antiques sparingly and succinctly within a context of what he labels “relaxed modernism.” His fore bearers in the trade are Billy Baldwin and David Hicks, masters of fresh, civilized, beautiful, unpretentious spaces. In the past ten years, Mr. Scheerer has created several homes on Harbour Island in the Bahamas and his historically accurate restorations have preserved two derelict 18th century coral stone houses. His work is the subject of Tom Scheerer Decorates, to be published by The Vendome Press in September 2013.

Robert Stilin (image) Robert Stilin

Interior Designer
Robert Stilin, LLC

Robert Stilin is known for effortlessly combining crisp, clean architecture with custom upholstery, antique and vintage furniture and modern and contemporary art to create casually elegant homes that are warm, comfortable and very livable. With over 20 years of experience running his own New York City + Hamptons based firm, Robert has built a solid reputation as a highly versatile interior designer whose classically modern work is custom tailored to the needs of each client and project. Completed projects include an oceanfront beach house in Sagaponack, a traditional American country house in East Hampton, a family compound in Amagansett and a penthouse office for an investment and media company in New York’s Meatpacking District. He was the Design Director for the 2005 Hamptons Cottages & Gardens Idea House in Bridgehampton and has also participated in the House and Garden Hampton Designer Showhouse. Robert is an avid collector and serves on the board of CREATIVE TIME and also the Director’s Council at the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Time Street-Porter (image)

Credit: Annie Kelly

Tim Street-Porter

Architecture and Interiors Photographer
Tim Street-Porter Studio

Tim Street-Porter lives and works in both Los Angeles and Litchfield, CT, where he shares an 18th century home with his writer/designer wife Annie Kelly. He studied architecture in London, and then became a photographer, moving to Los Angeles in 1979. He works for a variety of design magazines and has published five books on architecture as author and photographer. He also photographed a series of design books, each written and produced by Annie Kelly. He has won several awards, including the Lucie Award, and the Daniel Katz Award (British) for architectural photography. His latest book is “Doris Duke’s Shangri La” (Rizzoli). His most recent collaborations with Annie have been “Litchfield Style”, and “Rooms to Inspire by the Sea”, both Rizzoli.

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