Mary Douglas Drysdale created a chic, neutral palette in the living room of a Kalorama home. © John Cole
A writer’s refuge on a wooded Arlington property, designed by Bulent Baydar. © Gordon Beall
J. Mark White designed a spare, modern backyard retreat in Logan Circle. © Michael K. Wilkinson
Cathy Purple Cherry designed a Georgian-style home on the South River in Annapolis. © David Burroughs
A dramatic modern home in Bethesda was conceived by Alan Dynerman. © Paul Warchol
Andrew Law created an elegant living room in a Wesley Heights house. © Angie Seckinger
Jonathan Kuhn remodeled a 1920s house in DC. © Greg Hadley
Horizon Builders collaborated with Muse Architects on a Washington, DC, home. © Alan Karchmer
Lobkovich Kitchen Designs completed a spacious kitchen in the 2015 DC Design House. © Angie Seckinger
Pagenstecher Group created an unusual covered carpark for a Bethesda house. © Greg Hadley
A formal garden, part of a pristine Potomac property, is maintained by Chapel Valley Landscape Company. © Marcus Chacona
AmericanEye
Cosentino
Sheffield Furniture
Benjamin Moore
Appliance Distributors Unlimited
Torpedo Factory
Billet Collins
Baker Furniture
Theodores
Kravet
Marble Systems
David Iatesta
EcoNize Closets
Illuminations, Inc.
Victoria at Home
Cathy Purple Cherry designed a Georgian-style home on the South River in Annapolis. © David Burroughs
A dramatic modern home in Bethesda was conceived by Alan Dynerman. © Paul Warchol
Andrew Law created an elegant living room in a Wesley Heights house. © Angie Seckinger
Jonathan Kuhn remodeled a 1920s house in DC. © Greg Hadley
Horizon Builders collaborated with Muse Architects on a Washington, DC, home. © Alan Karchmer
Lobkovich Kitchen Designs completed a spacious kitchen in the 2015 DC Design House. © Angie Seckinger
Pagenstecher Group created an unusual covered carpark for a Bethesda house. © Greg Hadley
A formal garden, part of a pristine Potomac property, is maintained by Chapel Valley Landscape Company. © Marcus Chacona
AmericanEye
Cosentino
Sheffield Furniture
Benjamin Moore
Appliance Distributors Unlimited
Torpedo Factory
Billet Collins
Baker Furniture
Theodores
Kravet
Marble Systems
David Iatesta
EcoNize Closets
Illuminations, Inc.
Victoria at Home

2017 Designers’ Choice Awards

Our survey of area designers and architects

Each year, Home & Design polls hundreds of area professionals to discover their picks for leaders in the innovative, ever-evolving home-design industry—as well as their votes of confidence in rising stars on the local scene. We also ask architects and designers to vote on their favorite industry resources, in categories ranging from audio/video and appliance showrooms to lighting dealers and art galleries. The list below covers the complete survey results for 2017.

 

Hall of Fame Architect
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Bulent Baydar, AIA, NCARB
Harrison Design
Washington, DC
harrisondesign.com

Hall of Fame Designer
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Mary Douglas Drysdale
Drysdale, Inc.
Washington, DC
marydouglasdrysdale.com
© Abby Greenawalt

Hall of Fame Landscape Designer
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J. Mark White, ASLA
GardenWise, Inc.
Arlington, Virginia
gardenwise.co


Local Modern Architect
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Alan Dynerman, FAIA
Dynerman Architects
Washington, DC
dwarchitects.com

Local Traditional Architect
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Cathy Purple Cherry, AIA, LEED AP
Purple Cherry Architects
Annapolis and Charlottesville
purplecherry.com


Up & Coming Architect
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Jonathan Kuhn, AIA, LEED AP
Jonathan Kuhn Architect
Washington, DC
kuhnarchitect.com

Up & Coming Designer
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Andrew Law
Andrew Law Interior Design
Washington, DC
andrewlaw.net


Custom Builder
Horizon Builders
Crofton, Maryland
horizonbuildersinc.net

Kitchen Design Firm
Lobkovich Kitchen Designs
Tysons Corner, Virginia
lobkovich.com

Design/Build Firm
Pagenstecher Group
Kensington, Maryland
pagenstechergroup.com

Landscape Firm
Chapel Valley Landscape Company
Woodbine, Maryland
chapelvalley.com


INDUSTRY AWARDS

Appliance Dealer
Appliance Distributors Unlimited
area locations
adu.com

Art Resource
Torpedo Factory Art Center
Alexandria, Virginia
torpedofactory.org

Audio/Video Specialist
Electronic Home Environments
Annapolis, Maryland, and Lansdowne, Virginia
ehenvironments.com

Cady’s Alley Showroom
Baker Furniture
Washington, DC
bakerfurniture.com

Custom Closet Company
EcoNize Closets
Falls Church, Virginia
econizeclosets.com

Decorative Paint Studio
Billet Collins
Darnestown, Maryland
billetcollins.com

Fabric Showroom
Schumacher
Washington, DC
fschumacher.com

Flooring Resource
Stark Carpet
Washington, DC
starkcarpet.com

Home Accessories Showroom
Victoria at Home
Alexandria, Virginia
victoriaathome.com

Contemporary Furniture Showroom
Theodores
Washington, DC
theodores.com

Traditional Furniture Showroom
Sheffield Furniture
Rockville, Maryland, and Dulles, Virginia
sheffieldfurniture.com

Furnishings (to the trade)
AmericanEye
Washington, DC
americaneyewdc.net

Lighting Dealer
Illuminations Inc.
Washington, DC
illuminc.com

Local Furniture Maker
David Iatesta
Stevensville, Maryland
davidiatesta.com

Paint Brand
Benjamin Moore
area locations
benjaminmoore.com

Surface Showroom
Cosentino
Sterling, Virginia
usa.cosentinocenter.com

Tile Dealer
Marble Systems
area locations
marblesystems.com