Entries for our 15th annual WL Designers of the Year Awards are now open in 9 categories. And for those of you considering the Interior Design category, we have excellent news: these top designers from around the world have all signed up to be our 2022 Interior Design judging panel.
Tricia Guild, Designers Guild
Tricia Guild O.B.E is the creative force of Designers Guild and has been at the forefront of interior design since starting the company in the early 70s. Internationally renowned for her passion for colour, pattern and texture as well as her signature lifestyle brand and books, Tricia Guild has been setting the pace with her dynamic and innovative collections, instantly recognisable for her unique and contemporary style.
“I had always wanted to create a lifestyle. I was working as an interior designer and was utterly frustrated at the lack of exciting and interesting contemporary textiles. I felt I had something different to say and I was young and fearless and decided to give it a try. Slowly and steadily, the brand developed and although we are now a much larger company, my initial concept has not changed – to create a way of life... a lifestyle, to be a destination where people could buy one small beautiful thing or have their whole house decorated.”
Alfredo Paredes, Alfredo Paredes Studio
Alfredo Paredes is a multidisciplinary designer and founder of his eponymous New York-based design studio. Launched in 2019, Alfredo Paredes Studio is a multi-faceted design practice that brings a cinematic sensibility and a commitment to the exceptional to projects and pursuits of all forms, from residential and hospitality, to special events and product development. Drawing on his 33-year-long-career at Ralph Lauren—where he created environments, experiences, and products, most recently in the role of Executive Vice President and Chief Creative Officer Paredes harnesses design to tell a story and create an entire world in a single project.
Juli Hodgson, Hodgson Design Associates
Juli Hodgson, principal of Hodgson Design Associates (HDA), is a three-time winner of Western Living magazine’s Designer of the Year award and four-time “Best of Houzz” winner in two categories: design and service. HDA is a collaborative design studio specializing in luxury modern interior and exterior residential and commercial spaces, and Juli has been leading the team at HDA since 1992, developing a portfolio that reaches across North America. Her spa bathrooms and chef kitchens have been featured in multiple design and architectural publications. Juli’s goal is to seamlessly integrate indoor/outdoor living by considering the entire the property as functioning living space.
Martyn Lawrence Bullard is a multi-award-winning Los Angeles-based interior designer renowned for his broad range of styles and eclectic, yet sophisticated and inviting interiors. Martyn has been consistently named as one of the world’s top 100 interior designers by Architectural Digest, featured permanently in Elle Decor’s A-List, and named one of the top 25 designers by The Hollywood Reporter. A popular television personality, Martyn starred in the hit Bravo series, Million Dollar Decorators, and hosted Channel 4’s Hollywood Me in the UK, along with a multitude of design television programs spanning over 65 countries. Martyn’s A-list clientele include Kylie Jenner, Khloe Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Tommy Hilfiger, Cher, RuPaul, Ellen Pompeo, and Eva Mendes, to name a few.
In addition to his design studio, Martyn has created an eponymous collection of indoor and outdoor fabrics, wallpaper, furniture, and home accessories available through his firm and at showrooms worldwide. He also has designed several collections for the venerable fabric house Schumacher, tile lines for Ann Sacks, rugs with The Rug Company, a collection of dinnerware with porcelain maker Haviland Limoges, as well as collaborations with silver maker Christofle and crystal manufacturer Daum.