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Kirkland Interior Designer Named Finalist in HGTV Contest

Vote through October 30 for local gal Harmony Weihs in HGTV's Fresh Faces of Design Awards

By Lauren Mang October 21, 2015

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Professional interior designers, architects and builders are again duking it out in HGTV magazine’s second annual Fresh Faces of Design Awards. And this year, local gal Harmony Weihs, owner of the Kirkland-based firm Design Harmony, is one of 11 finalists in the running.

Weihs submitted a clean, contemporary kitchen project (oh, that red Dutch door!) in the Kitchen + Dining category (other categories include Outdoor Living or Big City Digs, in which another local designer Brian Paquette is a finalist). A panel of judges selected the top projects in each category and now it’s up to the readers to crown a winner.

“I’m just so honored to be one of the 11 finalists,” Weihs says. She first launched her design company with an apparel-based slant back in 2006, but when the recession made finding apparel design work nearly impossible, she shifted to interiors. “I wanted to be challenged and excited about design again and be connected to that person at the end [of the process] the way you are with interior design.”

Weihs considers her personal design style to be eclectic with bold contrasts and a mix of old and new. And while she doesn’t push her personal style when working with clients, she does try to push them beyond their comfort zones. “We just finished a big contemporary townhouse on Capitol Hill and we designed every room,” she says. “They were really trusting clients. They trust you to do your job.”

Cast your vote in the HGTV Fresh Faces of Design Awards now through Friday, October 30, right here.


Weihs added contrast to this high-ceilinged great room with a herringbone wallcovering, new custom furniture and window treatments


A custom-built home in Kenmore was livened up with a chic stone wall, splashes of vibrant color and custom cabinetry

Weihs considers her personal design style to be eclectic with bold contrasts and a mix of old and new. And while she doesn’t push her personal style when working with clients, she does try to push them beyond their comfort zones. “We just finished a big contemporary townhouse on Capitol Hill and we designed every room,” she says. “They were really trusting clients. They trust you to do your job.”

Cast your vote in the HGTV Fresh Faces of Design Awards now through Friday, October 30, right here.


Weihs added contrast to this high-ceilinged great room with a herringbone wallcovering, new custom furniture and window treatments


A custom-built home in Kenmore was livened up with a chic stone wall, splashes of vibrant color and custom cabinetry

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