Thanks to Traditional Home for including me in their list of “20 Young Designers to Watch”, in their March 2010 issue. It is an honor to be included in this group of incredibly talented individuals, and great to be recognized by a favorite publication. I had the privildege of getting to know one of the editors, Candace Manroe, this year on the photo shoot for a home in Key West that will be featured in the June issue. Working with one of their great photographers, Werner Straub, was also amazing. After having owned my own firm for just over 10 years, this has become one of the highlights. I am most appreciative.
The feature is very clever. The editors have taken this honor one step further to get their readers involved and are offering a fantastic prize to both the winning reader and winning designer. As a reader of Traditional Home, you have an opportunity to vote for your favorite young designer, and in the process win $5000 worth of Duralee fabrics! As one of the featured designers, I have the opportunity to win more recognition in their publication. The winners will be revealed in the October 2010 issue. Voting is easy, and your vote for me will be greatly appreciated.
Go to http://www.traditionalhome.com/duralee and click “Join Now” to register with Traditional Home. You have to be registered to vote. After that, click “Vote Now” in the Reader’s Choice section. Scroll down to view the designer portfolios, and then cast your vote. You will be asked to confirm a security code, and once you have entered that, press “ENTER” to cast your vote. There will be a notice saying you were successful if everything was done correctly. You can vote every day until March 23 and increase your chances of winning! Thanks for your support, and thanks again to the team at Traditional Home for your vote of confidence in my ability.