Margaret Russell, Judge
For 19 years, Margaret Russell has infused Elle Decor with a distinctive sense of sophistication while preserving its mission to inspire designers, architects, and homeowners with the best in interior and product design. Eight years ago, Margaret was promoted to editor in chief of the magazine she helped found, which is the largest of 23 Elle Deco editions published around the world.
In addition to overseeing Elle Decor, Margaret is committed to promoting the design community through charitable work both locally and nationally. She cochaired the opening gala of the Winter Antiques Show for several years, which benefits East Side House Settlement; she is an honorary chair of the International Fine Art and Antique Dealers Show, in support of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center; she served as a trustee of DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS) and co hosted the charity's Dining by Design events for nearly a decade; and she recently joined the board of God's Love We Deliver and the Alpha Workshops. Margaret lectures frequently on interior design and the decorative arts, and is a regular guest on numerous television programs.
Stewart, Tabori & Chang published Margaret's first book, Designing Women: Interiors by Leading Style Makers, and So Chic: Glamorous Lives, Stylish Spaces was recently released by Filipacchi Publishing. A graduate of Brown University, Margaret began her career at Glamour magazine. She was named a vice president of Hachette Filipacchi Media five years ago.
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