Anelle Gandelman

Melanie Perillo

Sustainable Design in Today’s World

October 8 - 11:00am - Noon               



2020 Sustainable Furnishings Council Ambassador Anelle Gandelman of the New York-based interior design firm A-List Interiors will moderate a panel on Sustainable Design in Today’s World. Panelists will include Melanie Perillo, Owner and Publisher of Boston Design Guide; 2020 SFC Ambassador and sustainable designer Laura Hodges of Baltimore-based Laura Hodges Studio and Domain; and Susan Inglis, Executive Director of the Sustainable Furnishings Council. Learn about current trends and discover new ways to incorporate sustainability into your design projects or into your own personal home décor from leading experts in design and sustainability.




Moderator and SFC Ambassador Anelle Gandelman of A-List Interiors comes from a strong background in both art and design. Anelle earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Parsons School of Design.  She was Head of Design at DwellStudio before leaving to start her own design firm and contemporary Art Gallery in2007. Anelle is also an SFC accredited Green Leader.


Melanie Perillo, launched Boston Design Guide (BDG), New England’s first and foremost publication dedicated to the home in 1997. BDG is different from other regional home publications in that it features only the “best of the best” in the home industry within its annual print edition, online companion, social media channels and marketing initiatives.

Laura Hodges of Laura Hodges Studio is known for an international aesthetic along with a love for unique and dynamic environments.  After moving to New York to pursue her studies, Laura earned a bachelors degree in business, an interior design degree from the New York School of Interior Design and LEED accreditation for practicing sustainable design, with additional studies in music and culinary arts. Following graduation, Laura was mentored by and worked with distinguished New York based interior designers Jamie Drake and Thomas Jayne. 

Susan Inglis is Executive Director of the Sustainable Furnishings Council, and resident expert with the organization she helped found in 2006. She has led SFC to work with industry leaders to establish criteria to gauge the sustainability of furniture products and practices; develop programs for educating all sectors of the industry; and attract hundreds of companies to membership. Inglis serves on the Board of the American Sustainable Business Council and was awarded a 2017 Visionary Leadership award by the NC Business Council. She lives in North Carolina.

Laura Hodges

Susan Inglis

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