Milwaukee Magazine’s First-Ever Home & Design Awards

Architects, interior designers, renovation experts and landscapers: Enter your residential projects through June 12.

Milwaukee Magazine is accepting submissions for our first-ever Home & Design Awards. The awards will shine a spotlight on the talented interior designers, architects, landscape artists, craftspeople and builders working in and around Milwaukee. 

“I’m so excited about these awards,” says Milwaukee Magazine editor-in-chief and publisher Carole Nicksin.


Nominations are open for the 2024 Unity Awards! 

Know an individual or group committed to bridging divides in our community? Nominate them for a Unity Award by Oct. 31.

The Home & Design Awards will recognize winners in 19 categories grouped into five divisions: Décor, Kitchen & Bath, Architecture & New Construction, Renovation & Remodel, and Outdoors. View the full list here. The awards are open to anyone who resides in Wisconsin, including design professionals and hobbyists.

“Design is something I am passionate about,” says Nicksin. “Years ago, I was the decorating editor at a national magazine, and in that position I developed tremendous respect for the creativity of the professionals in these fields.”

The submission deadline is June 12. You can find the entry form here. For more information about submission guidelines and how to enter, visit our FAQ.

A panel of design experts from our region will judge the submissions in an anonymous process. This years’ judges are Elizabeth Rees, founder of Chasing Paper; Mary Walgren, interior design department chair at Milwaukee Area Technical College; Shoshana Resnikoff, Demmer curator of 20th- and 21st-century design at Milwaukee Art Museum; Laurie Winters, James and Karen Hyde Executive Director at Museum of Wisconsin Art; and Mo Zell, interim dean at UWM School of Architecture and Urban Planning. 

The winning projects will appear in our October issue and online at

“I think we are all interested in seeing how other people live, and making our own spaces as comfortable and attractive as possible,” says Nicksin. “I’m sure that our readers will enjoy seeing these projects and taking inspiration from them. And many will turn to the winners when they are in need of professional design services.”