New Trad Rising Stars of Design Search

Are you a Black Southern Belle designing well decorated homes in the South? Make sure to enter the 2016 New Trad Rising Stars of Design Search. From now through March 15, 2016, readers are invited to nominate themselves or a designer they know to become one of this year’s ‘New Trads’. Voted on by a panel of editors, renown designers including former New Trads, and Traditional Home readers, 10 winners will be announced in the July/August 2016 issue of Traditional Home magazine, featured in the summer issue of TRADhomeMag and honored at an event in New York City.


“There is nothing quite like watching individuals do what they were born to do,” says Traditional HomeEditor-in-Chief Ann Maine. “That’s why it gives us such pleasure to identify emerging young designers each year. Our New Trads program has served as the launch pad for amazing talent over the last eight years. Already this year, I’m seeing some blockbuster submissions— I cannot wait to see who else enters before time runs out.” 

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To enter, designers are asked to submit a photo of themselves along with 5-10 photos of projects that best illustrate their design style, and complete a short questionnaire. New this year, readers can nominate a designer they know simply by submitting their name and email.

After close of the submission period on March 15, 50 semi-finalists will be hand-selected by Traditional Home to move forward into the next phase of voting. By visiting, users may also vote for their favorite “Reader’s Choice” winner, which will be selected based on the number of votes accumulated before April 15, 2015. Readers can vote once a day for each designer they are supporting.

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We are huge fans of Traditional Home here at Black Southern Belle. So go ahead and put together that package of your favorite designs, of course we are bias to monograms, magnolias and front porches! Make sure to enter and support your fellow southern designers as well!


Images courtesy of Aneris Photography and are of the Black Southern Belle Headquarters. 






Michiel Perry

Michiel is a Black Southern Belle living a lowcountry life. I love all things fashion, home decor and southern! When I am not running around doing fun stuff for Black Southern Belle, I live in antique stores and have a minor obsession with historic homes 🙂

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