Meet The Judges
Meet the experts from the American Society of Interior Designers MO-East Chapter who judged this year’s 417 Home Design Awards.
M. Kay Hagan, ASID/LEED AP
Hagan Associates, Inc
St. Louis, Missouri, 314-276-6057
Kay Hagan has more than 30 years of experience as a professional residential and commercial designer. Hagan owns her own full-service interior design and consulting firm, and she has spent years as a professor, interior design program director and art department chairperson at St. Louis Community College. She is currently president of the American Society of Interior Designers MO-East Chapter.
Stephanie K. Kusmer, Allied ASID
Total Interior Designs, Inc.
Chesterfield, Missouri, 314-576-5827
Stephanie Kusmer currently works for her family-owned full-service interior design firm and has been helping her clients achieve their dream homes as a residential interior designer for more than 17 years. Kusmer is a 10-year allied member of ASID, and served on the board as ASID MO-East Professional Development Director from 2007–2009.
Georgine O’Donnell, Allied ASID
St. Louis, Missouri, 314-302-4610
Georgine O’Donnell first became a student member of ASID in 2007, and she’s been involved ever since. She has been the director of professional development since 2013. O’Donnell regularly practices her design skills with her business, O’DESIGNS, where she specializes in custom designs of residential spaces. O’Donnell says she enjoys presenting new ideas to clients as she helps them achieve their goals.
Robert Idol, ASID
St. Louis, Missouri, 404-307-0246
Since establishing his design firm in the 1980s, Idol’s design work has taken him across the globe working on a wide variety of projects from commercial showrooms and retail stores to beautiful residential spaces. His work is sleek and classy, yet edited, and interwoven within a contemporary flair to create timeless designs. Idol is a professional member of the American Society of Interior Designers and is NCIDQ certified.
Meet the Designers
Get to know the winners of the 2015 417 Home Design Awards, each specializing in transforming houses into gorgeous homes.
Brandi Bailey, NCIDQ
Buxton Kubik Dodd Creative
Interior Designer Brandi Bailey has been practicing interior design for 10 years. Bailey works at Buxton Kubik Dodd Creative, a firm that offers both commercial and residential design services. Bailey is also involved in the Springfield Design Association and has served as both the vice president and president in past years. In 2014, Bailey was chosen to receive the Rosebud Award by the National Association of Women in Construction, which recognizes success of women in the construction industry.
Andrea M. Deckard, CSI, ASID, LEED AP, NCIDQ
A. Deckard Interiors
Andrea Deckard works as both a residential and commercial interior designer, with her firm designing everything from residential spaces to hotels, restaurants, offices, banks, health care facilities and more. Deckard has been practicing interior design for 17 years, and she loves using her creativity to design spaces that reflect her clients’ personalities and functional needs. Her firm, A. Deckard Interiors, prides itself on meeting challenges, solving problems and coming up with creative solutions.
Rock Solid Renovations
With 27 years of experience under her belt, Interior Designer Susie Edie knows the ins and outs of both commercial and residential interior design. Edie regularly assists clients of Rock Solid Renovations, the design-build company she works at. As a designer here, Edie coordinates with the project manager and subcontractors, helps clients select finishes and much more. Edie often works as a team with the lead designer at Rock Solid Renovations, Jeremiah Lee.
Former owner of London Crest Interiors
While Patti Johnson is currently retired from the design business, she recently designed her gorgeous jaw-dropping home. Johnson has 18 years of residential design experience, and she says her favorite thing about the art is creating a space all the way from a concept drawn on paper to the very last finishing touches. Johnson has drawn, designed and built four homes in Springfield that range from traditional to country French, formal French and contemporary.
Decorating Den Interiors
An interior designer at Decorating Den Interiors, Heather Landolt works with a wide range of both residential and commercial clients and regularly helps them all create one-of-a-kind solutions in their homes, no matter what style of décor they prefer. Landolt has been an interior designer for seven years, and she says her absolute favorite part of her job is seeing her clients’ excited faces as they look at their newly designed space for the very first time.
Lead designer and co-owner of Obelisk Home, Nathan Taylor has been designing interiors for more than two decades. Taylor oversees both residential and commercial projects from initial construction plans to finishing interior details. He believes that any space, whether traditional or contemporary, can be warm and personal by adding collected or family pieces into the design. Together with the Obelisk Home team, Taylor executes spaces that reflect the vision and needs of clients.
Jeremiah Lee, CGP
Rock Solid Renovations
As the lead designer at Rock Solid Renovations, Jeremiah Lee regularly spends his days working with clients to develop overall conceptual designs of their spaces. Lee has a decade of experience and has perfected the craft of catering to the client’s needs in a way that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing. Lee regularly works with designer Susie Edie and the rest of the Rock Solid Renovations team, which can provide complete start-to-finish service to clients.
Wieland Studio, LLC
As a custom home designer and owner of Wieland Studio, LLC, Susie Wieland loves helping her clients create homes that support their lifestyles. Wieland has 19 years of design experience and offers services that range from new design to assistance on remodels and additions, and she also offers design for exterior spaces. Wieland has a special passion for adapting historic homes to meet contemporary living styles while maintaining the home’s original character.