New class of Next Wavers honored
Feb 15, 2018 | New York
New class of Next Wavers honored

Last month, House Beautiful hosted its annual luncheon in honor of the newest class of Next Wave designers: Allison Allen, Tharon Anderson McEvoy, Blake Brunson, Anne Chessin, Erick Espinoza, Lynde Easterlin Pontius, Kelly Hohla, Tina Ramchandani, Jennifer Glickman and Max Humphrey.

“We find the Next Wave designers when they are nascent, when their talent is just budding, and when they’re really on the ascent,” says Sophie Donelson, House Beautiful editor in chief. “It’s exciting to find people who have enough body of work to show that they have talent, but we also see that their inclinations and instincts, and pace level is just going to grow in time. And this is exactly what happens.”

Over 100 Next Wave alumni, industry members and House Beautiful team members attended the luncheon, where Donelson moderated the panel “From Inspiration to Image,” with stylist Olga Naiman and photographers Francesco Lagnese and Annie Schlechter.

Images by Gaia Squarci. 

EVENT GALLERY
House Beautiful editor in chief Sophie Donelson (center) with the Next Wave honorees in attendance: Erick Espinoza, Blake Brunson, Tharon Anderson McEvoy, Kelly Hohla, Tina Ramchandani, Allison Allen, Anne Chessin and Lynde Easterlin Pontius
House Beautiful editor in chief Sophie Donelson (center) with the Next Wave honorees in attendance: Erick Espinoza, Blake Brunson, Tharon Anderson McEvoy, Kelly Hohla, Tina Ramchandani, Allison Allen, Anne Chessin and Lynde Easterlin Pontius
House Beautiful editor in chief Sophie Donelson (center) with the Next Wave honorees in attendance: Erick Espinoza, Blake Brunson, Tharon Anderson McEvoy, Kelly Hohla, Tina Ramchandani, Allison Allen, Anne Chessin and Lynde Easterlin Pontius
Guest panelists Annie Schlechter, Francesco Lagnese and Olga Naiman
Guest panelists Annie Schlechter, Francesco Lagnese and Olga Naiman
Guest panelists Annie Schlechter, Francesco Lagnese and Olga Naiman
Jon Call and Sean Sullivan
Jon Call and Sean Sullivan
Jon Call and Sean Sullivan
David Klaristenfeld, Lori Weitzner and AJ Finer
David Klaristenfeld, Lori Weitzner and AJ Finer
David Klaristenfeld, Lori Weitzner and AJ Finer
Veronica Arcaroli and Kelly Sinatra
Veronica Arcaroli and Kelly Sinatra
Veronica Arcaroli and Kelly Sinatra
Kravet’s Beth Greene, Alana Moskowitz, Steve Prada and Gary Searle
Kravet’s Beth Greene, Alana Moskowitz, Steve Prada and Gary Searle
Kravet’s Beth Greene, Alana Moskowitz, Steve Prada and Gary Searle
House Beautiful’s Hillary Brown and Elle Ferrier
House Beautiful’s Hillary Brown and Elle Ferrier
House Beautiful’s Hillary Brown and Elle Ferrier
Next Wave designer Blake Brunson and Miles Redd
Next Wave designer Blake Brunson and Miles Redd
Next Wave designer Blake Brunson and Miles Redd
Table settings for lunch
Table settings for lunch
Table settings for lunch
Charlotte Lucas and Tommy Stefanek
Charlotte Lucas and Tommy Stefanek
Charlotte Lucas and Tommy Stefanek
The latest issue of House Beautiful
The latest issue of House Beautiful
The latest issue of House Beautiful
Jon Call, Alix Lerman and Jon Walker
Jon Call, Alix Lerman and Jon Walker
Jon Call, Alix Lerman and Jon Walker
‘From Inspiration to Image’ panel discussion with Sophie Donelson, Olga Naiman, Annie Schlechter and Francesco Lagnese
‘From Inspiration to Image’ panel discussion with Sophie Donelson, Olga Naiman, Annie Schlechter and Francesco Lagnese
‘From Inspiration to Image’ panel discussion with Sophie Donelson, Olga Naiman, Annie Schlechter and Francesco Lagnese
Kate Kelly Smith, Todd Huckabone and Michelle Daniels
Kate Kelly Smith, Todd Huckabone and Michelle Daniels
Kate Kelly Smith, Todd Huckabone and Michelle Daniels
Next Wave designers Anne Chessin and Tina Ramchandani
Next Wave designers Anne Chessin and Tina Ramchandani
Next Wave designers Anne Chessin and Tina Ramchandani
Anne Chessin, Lynde Easterlin Pontius, Rinat Lavi, Allison Allen and Tina Ramchandani
Anne Chessin, Lynde Easterlin Pontius, Rinat Lavi, Allison Allen and Tina Ramchandani
Anne Chessin, Lynde Easterlin Pontius, Rinat Lavi, Allison Allen and Tina Ramchandani
Miry Park, Luigi Menduni, Karen Marx, Key Hall and Bennett Leifer
Miry Park, Luigi Menduni, Karen Marx, Key Hall and Bennett Leifer
Miry Park, Luigi Menduni, Karen Marx, Key Hall and Bennett Leifer
Next Wave designer Lynde Easterlin Pontius and Next Wave alumnus Max Sinsteden
Next Wave designer Lynde Easterlin Pontius and Next Wave alumnus Max Sinsteden
Next Wave designer Lynde Easterlin Pontius and Next Wave alumnus Max Sinsteden
Ellen, Daniel and Scott Kravet
Ellen, Daniel and Scott Kravet
Ellen, Daniel and Scott Kravet
House Beautiful Next Wave alumni
House Beautiful Next Wave alumni
House Beautiful Next Wave alumni
Sophie Donelson, Olga Naiman and Ingrid Abramovitch
Sophie Donelson, Olga Naiman and Ingrid Abramovitch
Sophie Donelson, Olga Naiman and Ingrid Abramovitch