Up for a little drink and decor, darling? On Tuesday night, the Decoration & Design Building hosted its annual Stars of Design and Stars on the Rise awards ceremony, honoring the biggest and most promising names in New York interiors.
The ceremony was held in the D&D’s 14th floor event space, where guests had a chance to drink and mingle amid live music and gorgeous views of Manhattan. Midway through the evening, the winners were introduced and honored, and were given a chance to address the room.
If there was a through line in the acceptance speeches, it was that the interior design industry in the city, while vast and varied, is still a tight-knit community that embraces and lifts up each of its members. See the full list of winners, below:
Lifetime Achievement, Interior Design: Brian McCarthy
Architecture: Axis Mundi
Art: Laura Haleman
Graphic Design: Kervin Brisseaux
Landscape Design: Nelson Byrd Woltz
Product Design: Vonnegut Kraft
Photography: Tim Tadder
This year’s Stars on the Rise honorees included Courtney McLeod, Chiara de Rege, Michelle Murphy, Robert Ventolo, and Keita Turne.