HIGH POINT, N.C. – The Interior Design Society (IDS) honored a number of indoor and outdoor designers at its sixth annual Designer of the Year competition. The awards were presented by designer Dann Foley and Snoa Garrigan, executive director of IDS, during a gala at IDS National Conference on April 1 at the Dallas Market Center.
The winners of the Designer of the Year in the outdoor category include:
• 1st place: Kara Karpenske, Kamarron Design, Blaine, Minn.
• 2nd place: Nicole Arnold, Nicole Arnold Interiors, Frisco, Texas
• 3rd place: Paola McDonald, Olamar Interiors, Haymarket, Va.
The award recipients were selected by an expert panel of judges that included Deb Barrett, Mitzi Beach, Leslie Carothers, Kelli Ellis, Justin Shaulis, Erinn Valencich, Barbara Viteri, Jackie Von Tobel, Michele Williams and Michelle Workman.
The full list of winners including design project photographs for this year’s Designer of the Year competition is available on the IDS website.