2015 "Ones to Watch" Announced Ahead of Design Chicago

MERCHANDISE MART COUNTS THREE CHICAGO DESIGNERS AS "NEXT BIG NAMES"

Creativity, originality, and overall great design are the three most important facets when it comes to selecting the interior designers nominated to be one of the Ones to Watch, an honor developed as part of the yearly Design Chicago.  Nominated by Design Center at The Merchandise Mart showrooms, the designers bestowed this honor stay true to classic forms, keep up to date with trends, and ensure their clients end a project smiling. 

For 2015, three of Chicago's rising stars have been added to the list, all demonstrating a commitment to the creation of innovative interiors and dedicated to excellence in the craft.  Who are the designers selected? Brynn Olson of Brynn Olson Group LLC, Stephen Young of Stephen Young Design, and Jillian Richey of Jillian Richey Interior Design. 

DCoopMedia would like to congratulate the nominated professionals and look forward to seeing what comes next for them.

Keep reading to learn about the three Chicago up-and-comers.

 
 

 

The three up-and-coming interior designers will be honored during "The Ones to Watch" cocktail reception on Wednesday, October 7th, sponsored by Modern Luxury Interiors Chicago. For more information, please visit www.designchicagoevent.com


 

BRYNN OLSON

Brynn Olson Design Group, LLC

 

 

After pursuing a more academic career, a reignited passion for art and design caused Brynn, a graduate of Vanderbilt and a trained muralist, to change directions.  Joining Nate Berkus Associates in 2008, she designed and managed projects for both high-end clients as well as the celebrity clients featured on The Nate Berkus Show and The Oprah Winfrey Show.  Eventually leaving NBA, she founded Brynn Olson Design Group, LLC in 2012 with the belief that interiors with a timeless foundation and an edge that reflects the essence of the client can have a significant impact on the individual that lives, works, or interacts with that space. Her work, both independently and with NBA, have been featured in Elle Decor, CS Interiors, The Today Show, and Family Circle Magazine.

www.brynnolson.com

 

Gold Coast Residence by Brynn Olson // © brynn olson design group

Gold Coast Residence by Brynn Olson // © brynn olson design group

Gold Coast Residence by Brynn Olson // © brynn olson design group

Gold Coast Residence by Brynn Olson // © brynn olson design group

N. Mohawk Residence by Brynn Olson // © brynn olson design group

N. Mohawk Residence by Brynn Olson // © brynn olson design group

 

 

STEPHEN YOUNG

Stephen Young Design

 

 

Receiving a degree in architecture from Miami University, Young apprenticed under before working for designer Doug Nickless. Chicago firm Kaufman Segal Design followed, Young developing his unique perspective on contemporary living, eventually striking it out on his own. With a collaborative relationship at its heart, Stephen Young Design seeks the fine balance between furnishings and architecture, designing spaces that are both stylish and functional with an importance placed on workmanship and value. Young's Lincoln Park and Gold Coast interiors have been published in Modern Luxury Interiors.

www.stephenyoung.com

 

Residence by Stephen Young // © stephen young

Residence by Stephen Young // © stephen young

Residence by Stephen Young // © stephen young

Residence by Stephen Young // © stephen young

Residence by Stephen Young // © stephen young

Residence by Stephen Young // © stephen young

 

 

JILLIAN RICHEY

Jillian Richey Interior Design

 

 

For NCIDQ-certified designer Jillian Richey, psychology and interior design have been passions since an early age and a continued source of inspiration.  Starting small, Richey began her career sourcing architectural finishes before eventually working for a design-build firm, picking up skills in construction management.  With a curiosity for the psychology behind human interactions with their home environments, Richey launched Jillian Richey Design, blending a transitional style and her client's individual lifestyles into spaces which are first functional and then, of course, beautiful. 

www.jillianricheydesign.com

 

Residence by Jillian Richey // © jillian richey

Residence by Jillian Richey // © jillian richey

Residence by Jillian Richey // © jillian richey

Residence by Jillian Richey // © jillian richey

 

 

About DESIGN CHICAGO

Taking place October 6th & 7th, Design Chicago is the Midwest's largest residential design conference and inspirational trade fair. Hosted by The Design Center at the Merchandise Mart and LuxeHome, the conference will showcase a variety of educational programming, showroom open house, and new product debuts.

www.designchicagoevent.com

 

THE DESIGN CENTER AT THE MERCHANDISE MART
www.merchandisemartdesigncentercom

LUXEHOME
www.luxehome.com


 

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