LORI GILDER and REBECCA REYNOLDS
Kitchen Design Network, California and Connecticut
Lori Gilder is the owner and founder of Interior Makeovers, Inc. based in Los Angeles, California. She has been a featured guest on multiple HGTV shows and a contributor to television, print and digital media platforms. Her award-winning full service interior design firm specializes in custom solutions for homes and vacation properties throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico.
Rebecca Reynolds, owner of New Canaan Kitchens based in Fairfield County Connecticut, is one of the nation’s leading kitchen and bath designers. She is known for her distinctive award-winning portfolio of luxury projects that can be seen throughout New England, the South, California and Europe. Many of Rebecca’s kitchen projects are classic in nature, reflecting her client’s personal aesthetic and a style that compliments the architecture of their homes.
Together, Lori and Rebecca have co-founded The Kitchen Design Network, an inspirational online resource for kitchen obsessed consumers, designers and brands that features creative inspiration, products, renovation tips and a kitchen design hotline.
Lisa Mende Design, Charlotte, North Carolina
Lisa Mende calls her design “connected design” which is to say that her work involves layers that speak to the client’s lifestyle, needs and desires, as well as to the history or architecture of the space. Born and raised in the South, she now practices in Charlotte, North Carolina. Lisa’s designs are always about hospitality, rooted in tradition, yet having a sense of humor, a bit of drama, or an element of quirkiness. Cookie-cutter design is clearly not in Lisa’s vocabulary.
Lisa has been the principal of Lisa Mende Design for over 20 years and her projects range from historic preservation to new construction. Lisa is also a newly appointed member of Thermador’s Design Council 2015. In addition, she is a member of Design Trust of New York City, the American Society of Interior Designers, WithIt, and IDS Design Style.
Lisa’s work has been featured in national, regional and local magazines. She is a social media authority and celebrated speaker on "Brand Building through Social Media", and the creator of a widely-acclaimed eponymous blog named a Modenus Top 100 Blog. In the role of design tastemaker, she has been recognized as a High Point Market Style Spotter, a moderator for Design Tech Summit, a member of the coveted Brizo Blogger 19 group, and a three time member of BlogTour.
TAMI RAMSAY and KRISTA NYE SCHWARTZ
Cloth & Kind, Michigan and Georgia
Tami Ramsay and Krista Nye Schwartz are co-founders and partners in Cloth & Kind, a nationally recognized residential and commercial interior design firm with office locations in Ann Arbor, Michigan and Athens, Georgia.
At their very core, they are curators and storytellers who are renowned for their collaborative approach to the design process, and their ability to create spaces with history and heart, with story and substance. Their combined aesthetic is a unique confluence of the myriad inspirations encountered in the world. Their creative vision always results in that splendid mix of one-of-a-kind finds, with a heavy dose of unique and custom textiles, curated art and furnishings. Cloth & Kind’s design aesthetic is always classic, and painted with a modern vibe and a worldly influence.
The design duo has been published in House Beautiful, Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles, Detroit Home, Lonny Magazine and Remodelista. They were also featured in Legends of La Cienega 2014 in Los Angeles.
Justin Shaulis, Inc., New York, New York
Justin Shaulis has over 15 years of experience in architecture and interior design with special expertise in programming, development, fabrication and construction. Justin has worked with notable interior designers, architects and leading furniture manufacturers to create industry showcases. He has provided architectural and design services for financial firms and large-scale offices in major corporate spaces, all while maintaining a boutique-styled approach.
Justin’s perspective on design is drawn from diversity: a blue-collar upbringing, a Big 10 University education and his home in New York City. In 2002, Justin founded Justin Shaulis, Inc., creating a studio environment and utilizing holistic design methodologies based on context and quality of life in realizing Emotive Design.
Justin starred as the design host for a philanthropically-focused series on HGTV called "Home Rules", where he and life coach Fran Harris worked on changing the life of a family inside and out in one week. Justin holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Pennsylvania State University.
Regina Sturrock Designs Inc., Toronto, Canada
Regina Sturrock is the founder and principal designer of Regina Sturrock Design, Inc., a Toronto, Canada-based interior design firm now in its 19th year. Specializing in renovations and new builds within the luxury home market, the firm’s projects have spanned the globe.
Born in Graz, Austria, a city steeped in Old World culture, Regina understands how the human spirit responds to the ideals and beauty of classical design. As a painter herself, Regina’s affinity for art and design manifested early, each informing the other. She feeds her spirit with frequent trips to Europe, finding inspiration in the art, fashion and architecture of the world’s major design centers, where art is a part of everyday life.
Regina defines interior design as the art and science of bringing our surroundings into harmony with the unique spirit and personality of the individual within their space. Customization is, therefore, the hallmark of every Regina Sturrock Design project. The result is always uniquely beautiful, practical and elegant with a strong focus on an integrated architectural envelope.