Wayfair announced its 2015 Tastemaker Award winners, a spotlight on the best new talent in home design, recognizing BHDM Design as Designer of the Year. Meanwhile, Maegan Swabb Décor + Style won the award for Best Commercial Space, Erin Williamson Design received the Design Innovator honor, kimberleyhallCREATIVE took home the Best Use of Color award, and Pencil + Paper Co. had the “Best Design Solution.” Another notable honor? Brynn Olson Design Group was named the year’s Rising Star.
Clockwise from top left: Dan Mazzarini and Brian Humphrey of BHDM Design, Maegan Swabb, Kimberly Hall, Brynn Olson, Gen and Benjamin Soher of Pencil + Paper Co. and Erin Williamson.
“Judging the Tastemaker Awards granted us the opportunity to see the next generation of top designers as they cultivate and develop their talents,” said designer and judge Jeffrey Alan Marks. “I am very excited about these winners and cannot wait to see where their careers take them.”
BHDM was chosen Trade Tastemaker Designer of the Year for reflecting Wayfair’s “philosophy of innovation, inclusivity and accessibility,” according to the furnishings retailer. Dan Mazzarini and Brian Humphrey, the designers behind BHDM, are known for their versatility, balancing masculine and feminine elements and creating a wide variety of residential and commercial spaces.
Designs by BHDM. Courtesy of Wayfair.
Marks, alongside designers Candice Olson and Windsor Smith, chose the six winners out of a pool of more than 4,500 entries.
“We were working with an impressive entry pool—designers with a keen eye for space planning, color, pattern, texture and scale,” said Olson. “It was no easy task to select just six winners, but these amazing designers deserve the title.”
The winners and judges will be honored at a reception in Los Angeles, and more on the winning designers can be viewed online.