Announcing the Judges of the 2017 HC&G IDAs Presented by One Kings Lane

2017 Judges

Interior designer Matthew Patrick Smyth.Matthew Patrick Smyth
Interior Designer
Matthew Patrick Smyth Inc.

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.

Architect Andrew Kotchen of Workshop/APD.Andrew Kotchen
Co-Founder and Principal of Workshop/APD

Andrew Kotchen is a founding principal at New York City-based architecture and interior design firm Workshop/APD, established in 1999. His design philosophy, rooted in the belief that a well-designed home fosters clean, modern living, enhances his ability to solve a variety of design challenges with a timeless aesthetic. His design decisions are informed by the environment of his project sites thus enabling him to apply his process to a variety of typologies and geographies. With projects spanning across the country, Andrew has an extensive and varied portfolio featuring sleek urban lofts, luxurious family homes, high-end multi-family developments, and trend-setting restaurants.

Andrew earned his Bachelor of Architecture from Lehigh University and a Master of Architecture from University of Michigan. He has served as a visiting professor and critic at multiple institutions and has lectured on the topics of sustainable, local, and modern design.

Architect Roger Ferris.Roger Ferris AIA RIBA
Roger Ferris + Partners

Roger Ferris is the founding principal of Roger Ferris + Partners, located in Westport, Connecticut, and is responsible for directing the design and master planning work of the firm. Under his leadership, the firm has received more than 75 regional and national awards (recently from AIA New England, AIA Connecticut, the Chicago Athenaeum, and Architizer). The firm has numerous projects in design and construction, with recent works showcased in the 2016 monograph entitled Inventive Minimalism published by Monacelli Press.

The firm is committed to providing noteworthy architecture that responds to its environment while engaging the process of design exploration via a modernist language. A multitude of project scales allows for investigations in details and construction methods unparalleled by most practices. This approach to practice has produced an uncommon typological diversity among the firm’s built and currently commissioned works.

Interior designer Kerry Delrose.Kerry Delrose
Interior Designer
The Delrose Design Group

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.

Interior designers Jesse Carrier & Mara Miller of Carrier & Company.Jesse Carrier & Mara Miller
Interior designers
Carrier & Company

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 Brett Beldock.Brett Beldock
Interior Designer
Brett Design

Founder of BRETT DESIGN, interior and product designer Brett Beldock brings a fashion background to her crisp, creative but off-beat approach to decor and product design. Brett uses texture, material, pattern and color to define each product, producing sophisticated and innovative wallpapers, furniture and rugs. Fully customizable, BRETT DESIGN furnishing and decor products are equally at home in transitional, contemporary, eclectic and even traditional spaces.

BRETT DESIGN encourages people to go a few steps further toward creating environments that they love, unique interiors in which they feel at home and spaces that reflect who they are. The BRETT DESIGN Furniture Collection bridges the modern to the traditional with a refined, clean aesthetic that invites people to make the pieces their own with custom colors, finishes and metals. The BRETT DESIGN Wallpaper Collections are trendsetting examples of celebrations in pattern, color and texture. With hand-collaged, photographed, and hand-painted patterns, the collections range from bold florals to sublime ombrés to fresh takes on reptilian skins to full wall murals and beyond. In addition to her celebrated Brett Design Furniture and Wallcovering lines, Brett has designed a luxurious and inspired rug collection for legendary carpet purveyor Doris Leslie Blau. Dering July of 2017 Brett will be launching her first collection of products for a major big box brand.