Meet the judges
Simon Jacobsen, a life-long resident of Washington, is a partner of the of the architectural firm Jacobsen Architecture with his father Hugh Newell Jacobsen. Architectural Digest lists him as one of the top 100 architects and designers in the world. He lives in an 1863 historic house and curates the blog www.theruinedcapitol.com.
Katherine Malone-France is the director of outreach, education and support in the Historic Sites Department of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Katherine holds a MA in historic preservation from the University of Georgia and a BA in history from Wofford College.
Jura Koncius, a staff reporter and home expert, helps you choose everything from paint type to the best designer fabrics at a discount.