A project by Richard Williams.
A house by Anthony Barnes.
A living room by Darryl Carter.
A project by Guy Williams.
A kitchen by J. Paul Lobkovich.
A project by Walnut Hill Landscape Company.
A project by Great Falls Construction.
A house by David Neumann.
A kitchen by Wentworth, Inc.
A dining room by Lorna Gross.
A project by John K. Burke and R. Todd Ray.

2013 Designers’ Choice Awards

Our annual survey of area designers and architects reveals their industry favorites

2013 Sourcebook
2013 Designers’ Choice Awards
Each year, Home & Design polls hundreds of industry professionals to discover their picks for the leaders in this innovative, ever-evolving community—as well as their votes of confidence in those just making their mark. We also ask area architects and designers to vote on their favorite industry resources, in categories ranging from audio/video and appliance showrooms to antiques dealers and art galleries. Following is a list of the complete survey results for 2013.

Hall of Fame Architect

Anthony Barnes, AIA, LEED AP Barnes Vanze Architects

Washington, DC, barnesvanze.com

Local Modern Architect

Richard Williams, FAIA
Richard Williams Architects

Washington, DC


Local Traditional Architect

David Neumann, AIA,
Neumann Lewis Buchanan Architects, Washington DC &
Middleburg, Virginia


Up and Coming Architects

John K. Burke, AIA, &
R. Todd Ray, AIA, LEED AP,
Studio Twenty Seven Architecture
Washington, DC

Hall of Fame Custom Builder

Great Falls Construction

Great Falls, Virginia


Hall of Fame Designer

Darryl Carter, Darryl Carter, Inc.

Washington, DC, darrylcarter.com

Up and Coming Designer

Lorna Gross, ASID
Savant Interior Design

Bethesda, Maryland, savantid.com

Hall of Fame Kitchen Designer

J. Paul Lobkovich
Lobkovich Kitchen Designs

Tysons Corner, Virginia


Hall of Fame Landscape Designer

Guy Williams
DCA Landscape Architects

Washington, DC, dcalandarch.com

Hall of Fame Landscape Firm

Walnut Hill Landscape Company

Annapolis, Maryland


Favorite Design/Build Firm

Wentworth, Inc.

Chevy Chase, Maryland


Industry Favorites

Appliance Dealer

Fretz Corporation

Columbia, Maryland, fretz.com

Art Gallery

Zenith Gallery

Washington, DC, zenithgallery.com

Audio/Video Specialist

American Automation

Bowie, Maryland


Cady’s Alley Showroom

JANUS et Cie

Washington, DC, janusetcie.com

Custom Closet Company

Eco-Nize Closets

Clifton, Virginia, eco-nize.com

Decorative Painter/Studio

Christine Nicole Productions Inc.

Glen Burnie, Maryland


Fabric Showroom

F. Schumacher & Co.

Washington, DC

Flooring Resource (Dealer)

Classic Floor Designs

Washington, DC

Contemporary Showroom

Design Within Reach

Bethesda, Maryland and Washington, DC, dwr.com

Traditional Showroom

Random Harvest

Area showrooms


Furnishings (to the Trade)

Michael-Cleary LLC

Washington, DC


Lighting Dealer

Annapolis Lighting

Area showrooms

Local Furniture Maker

Hardwood Artisans

Area showrooms


Surface Showroom

R. Bratti Associates

Alexandria, Virginia

Tile Dealer

Best Tile

Area showrooms

Wallcoverings Showroom

Osborne & Little

Washington, DC

Washington Design Center Showroom

J. Lambeth & Company

Washington, DC


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