20 Under 40 Reception

Every year in our March issue, AH&L recognizes the 20 emerging experts in local design, picking the best of the best for style contributions, design expertise and this year, even for setting the precedent in environmentally friendly design. The classes of 2006, 2007 and 2008 were honored March 6 at The Gables Antiques on Miami Circle, at a glamorous fête catered by A Legendary Event, which totaled nearly 200 guests in attendance. Among this year’s honorees were Jessica Garcia of sustainable design firm DES-SYN, Staffan Svenson of modern design/build firm Dencity and Jennifer Dwyer for her top design blog, The Peak of Chic.

2008 honoree and wallpaper extraordinaire Jack Poles, with Megan Kearney, left, and Carrie Hartzell, right.





AH&L‘s Debbie Brown with The Gables‘ Suzanne Cox.






The decadent hors’d oeuvres selection was hard to resist, especially the nibbly eggplant crackers.





The DES-SYN team, with  Jillian Pritchard Cooke and 2008 honoree Jessica Garcia, center, strike a pose in front of AH&L‘s March 2008 cover.





Michael Corcoran, Martha Peterson, 2008 honoree June Chamberlain, Patti Corcoran and Danielle DePiper.





Tim Coughlin of Shon Parker Design, 2008 honoree Jennifer Dwyer, AH&L‘s Rachel Cardina, and 2008 honoree Shon Parker.