The New York Chapter of IFDA hosts its fifth annual Rising Stars and Starlets of Interior Design hosted by interior designer Jamie Drake. This year's Stars include Anne Maxwell Foster and Suysel dePedro Cunningham, partners at Tilton Fenwick Interior Design, Nick Olsen of Nick Olsen Inc. and Ron Marvin of Ron Marvin Design.
Shown Left to Right: Ho Youn Yi from New York School of Interior Design; Janice Wong from Parsons School of Design and John Feger from The Fashion Institute of Technology.
Tilton Fenwick is a boutique interior design firm started by Maxwell Foster and dePedro Cunningham in 2010. Tilton Fenwick is a collaboration built on mutual appreciation for traditional aesthetic with a fresh and contemporary perspective. The firm embraces the unexpected in both color and pattern while always infusing comfort.
Olsen trained as an architect but he discovered he lacked the necessary patience for plumbing and electrical outlets to pursue the profession. While learning the business of decorating from Miles Redds he set to work on his own studio apartment, which landed on the cover of Domino magazine in 2006. Hired as the Domino's resident "Deal Hunter," Nick continued assisting Miles while working on his own projects, eventually launching his own firm in early 2010.
Marvin's look has been described as "gentleman's chic". Known for his tailored, layered, clean look, Ron likes to combine styles, eras, and a mix of new and vintage. Prior to opening his firm, Ron worked in the creative industries for over 12 years, working in the visual merchandising departments of Gap, Pottery Barn, West Elm, and Williams-Sonoma Home.
Additionally, three "Starlets," representing top interior design schools, will be honored: Ho Youn Yi, New York School of Interior Design, Janice Wong, Parson's School of Design, and John Feger, Fashion Institute of Technology.