by Marisa Marcantonio

“Design bloggers have always been integral in helping us identify emerging trends, ideas and new designers,” said Ann Maine, Editor in Chief, Traditional Home. “With the help of design bloggers, we selected 10 NEW TRADS we think everyone should keep an eye on and we’re thrilled to showcase their work in the spring issue.” After receiving literally hundreds of submissions from bloggers to share a new crop of emerging talent, 10 were selected. I always love to learn about new designers around the country, and this open sourcing format was a good way to have talent scouts on the lookout everywhere. There were 20 chosen for the inaugural year issue, so it is especially fun to be included.

I am so excited that a choice of mine, Christina Murphy,will be showcased in the issue. Look out for the New Trads in the digital issue this May. With that said, here they are! Congratulations to the fantastic bloggers and their designer darlings.

Photos courtesy of Trad Home

The cover!

10 New Trads of 2012:

Tamara Kaye-Honey

Nominated by Cassandra LaValle / coco+kelley blog

Grant K. Gibson

Nominated by Crystal Gentilello, Rue Magazine / Plush Palate blog

Nick Olsen

Nominated by Anne Maxwell Foster + Suysel dePedro Cunningham, Tilton Fenwick /Curators of Chic blog

Christina Murphy

Nominated by Marisa Marcantonio / Stylebeat blog

Palmer Weiss

Nominated by Marni Elyse Katz / Style Carrot blog

Allison Hennessy

Nominated by Stacey Bewkes / Quintessence blog

Tammy Connor

Nominated by Ronda Carman / All the Best blog

Gideon Mendelson

Nominated by Nicole Gibbons / So Haute blog

Mona Ross Berman

Nominated by Naomi Stein / Design Manifest blog

Melanie Turner

Nominated by Patty Day / Patty’s Epiphanies blog