Join ASID designers Lori Dennis and Suzanne Furst and designer Annette Stelmack for a conversation about the best ways to incorporate sustainable materials and green products into your home, whether you're renovating, designing a space from scratch, or just looking to upgrade your existing style.
Annette K. Stelmack, Principal & Verdigoddess, Inspirit
Jaime Gillin, Deputy Editor, Dwell Media, LLC
Lori Dennis, Owner/Principal, Lori Dennis, Inc.
Suzanne Furst, Principal, Suzanne Furst Interiors
Lori Dennis is the star of HGTV’s The Real Designing Women, author of Green Interior Design and co-founder of the nations largest educational interior design conference Design Camp. With a degree from UCLA’s Interior Design Program and two decades of experience, her projects have appeared in the New York Times, People, LUXE, Elle Decor, House Beautiful, Dwell, Coastal Living, Los Angeles Times, All the Best Blog and countless other publications and websites around the world.
Lori is a SFC Greenleader. She has been honored with awards from Viking Appliances, Southern Accents, California Home, Home Magazine, ASID and Angeleno Magazine and is the national spokesperson for Milgard Windows and Doors. She is a featured expert on HGTV, Food Network, Oxygen Network, NBC, KABC and XM/Serius Radio. Lori also lectures on at universities, trade shows and design centers throughout the nation.
Suzanne Furst is an award winning Interior Designer with diverse talents in residential and commercial design. Clients have included celebrities, doctors, attorneys, and developers. As Past President and an active member of her professional design organization, American Society of Interior Designers in Los Angeles, Suzanne has also created Showcase Houses, Design Trade Expo's, Art Tours, and Home Design Tours. Through these many diverse sponsored events and marketing platforms, Suzanne discovered a hidden love for creating, developing and marketing targeted special events. She is well known for her unique ability to create high style environments which are fully integrated with modern technology and are eco friendly. Her rolodex of professional, industry, and media relationships, affords her clients the security in knowing that their projects will have the latest in cutting edge design.
Suzanne has appeared on HGTV "Designers Challenge" and the Style Network. Her refined attention to detail has afforded her work to be featured in publications as diverse as the LA Times Home Section as well as numerous design and lifestyle magazines and table top books.
Jaime Gillin is a Deputy Editor at Dwell, where she edits the magazine's Profile, My House, and feature stories and contributes regularly to Dwell.com. When not writing, editing, or combing design magazines and blogs for inspiration, she's experimenting with new recipes, traveling as much as possible, and tackling minor home-improvement projects that inevitably turn out to be more complex than anticipated.
Annette K. Stelmack
Through a dynamic fusion of environmental stewardship and creativity, Annette inspires courage and life in her work. The founding principal of Inspirit she brings over 30 years of experience in the building industry as a nationally recognized sustainable design leader, educator and author. A LEED® AP BD+C professional, USGBC Faculty www.usgbc.org and ASID REGREEN Trainer www.regreenprogram.org, she excels in programming, planning, design, research, documentation, specification and implementation of interior architectural finishes/details and furnishings for multi-unit housing, residential, hospitality and spa projects. She specializes in advising clients with multiple chemical and electro-pollution sensitivities toward the highest quality of interior environments.
The building community has recognized her career with awards and honors as a designer and advocate for sustainability. The Green Economy Post included her in ‘Honoring 10 Women in Green Building and Design’ and Innovative Home magazine named her one of the ‘Top Ten Green Design Gurus’. Her award winning designs are widely published and received the highest honors from ASID Colorado for multiple first place awards in ‘Sustainable Design’.
Annette’s co-authored book ‘Sustainable Residential Interiors’ is an acknowledged catalyst for change awarded the Joel Polsky Prize by ASIDs Educational Foundation. Recognized as an outstanding academic contribution to the discipline of interior design it addresses sustainable principles and practices, integrated design, and implementation strategies.
Annette’s favorite projects embrace an integrative approach where mutual respect leads to exceeding the project objectives and providing high performing, healthy, and sustaining interiors paramount to a projects success. Her knowledge and passion for healthy, high-performing, sustainable interiors is infectious reinforced by her leadership, spirit, positive attitude and resourcefulness!