The premiere issue of Trad Home will hit virtual newsstands in April

Earlier this week I attended an exclusive dinner hosted by Traditional Home publisher Beth Brenner and Lonny editor-in-chief Michelle Adams who assembled a group of notable designers and industry influencers at Freemans to introduce the top 20 “New Traditional” designers to watch in 2011. The top 20 will be featured in the March issue of Traditional Home as in years past, while the inaugural issue of Trad Home (the digital Traditional Home/Lonny spinoff) will feature more extensive coverage of each of the designers and their work. Below is a look at the esteemed roster of this year’s young traditional designers to watch and if you’re interested in seeing a few fun photos from the Trad Home dinner check out this post from StyleBeat. Congratulations to all of the designers who were nominated!

Sara Gilbane – Sara Gilbane Interiors

Sasha Adler + Lauren Gold – Nate Berkus Associates

Lisa Sternfeld – Studio LSID

Jeff Andrews – Jeff Andrews Design

Jayne + Joan Michaels – 2 Michaels Design

Jamie Herzlinger – Jamie Herzlinger Interiors

Erika Powell – Urban Grace Interiors

Heidi Bonsteel, Michele Trout + Jill Hall – Bonsteel Trout Hall

Amanda Malson & Jolene Ballard – Domicile Interior Design

Tom Delavan – Tom Delavan Interior Design

Suysel dePedro Cuningham + Anne Maxwell Foster – Tilton Fenwick

Nicki Clendening + Calie Jenschke – Scout Designs

Ryan Korban – Ryan Korban Interior Design

Ron Marvin – Ron Marvin Design

Robert Passal – Robert Passal Interior & Architectural Design

Patrik Lonn – Patrik Lonn design

Nina Freudenberger – Haus Interior

Amy D. Morris – Amy D. Morris Interiors

Megan Rice Yager – Megan Yager Design

Kim Winkler – Westbrook Interiors


  1. Congratulations to all the talented designers on this list. So great of you to include all the links so we can visit and see their work. Dinner looked like fun!!

  2. I can’t wait to dig into this list. Thanks for posting. I’m a huge fan of Erika Powell. I’m so glad she’s getting the recognition she deserves!

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  4. Amy Kaminski

    Must we wait…………….?! Oh April you seem so far.

  5. Thank you for the heads up! Loving all these digital decor magazines popping up! A special congrats to Amy Morris and Kim Winkler 🙂

  6. Thank you for putting this list together, it’s so helpful to have one location to reference everyone. Congratulations to all the designers!

  7. Nicole,

    A most stellar list of the best of the best…all young fresh and innovative!

    Art by Karena

  8. I think it should be called Decorators not Designers–after reviewing their portfolios, it is a joke to call them designers. Designers know all the basic needs in construction, plumbing, electric, HVAC–any housewife can put pillows on a sofa—If you really want designers the next time you do this type of article look me up–but make sure its designers not decorators

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