Suzanne Rheinstein, Jorge Sanchez, and Edwina von Gal to be honored by New York School of Interior Design
Interior designer Suzanne Rheinstein is known for her signature style that is often described as elegant civility. Owner of Hollyhock, the renowned home furnishings shop known for its unique antiques, decorative accessories and the Hollyhock Home collection, which includes furniture and lighting designed by Suzanne.
Born and raised in New Orleans, Suzanne’s southern traditions, visual sophistication she acquired living on the East Coast and her appreciation for the relaxed lifestyle of southern California have made her a sought-after talent.
Her best-selling first book, At Home: A Style for Today with Things from the Past, (Rizzoli, 2010) shared six homes that showcase her trademark elegant, livable style, including her own homes in Los Angeles and New York City. In her latest book, Rooms for Living, (Rizzoli, 2015), Suzanne shares her design philosophies in chapters focusing on Entrance Halls, Living Rooms, Dining Rooms, Retreats, Powder Rooms, Bedrooms and Outdoor Rooms.
Suzanne has designed the Suzanne Rheinstein*Hollyhock fabric collection and rug collection for Lee Jofa. Antique textiles from her personal collection provide the perfect foundation for her fresh and understated interpretations of centuries-old designs.
Suzanne and her work have been featured in numerous regional and national lifestyle publications and blogs. Architectural Digest’s AD100 and Elle Décor’s A-List include her on their rosters.
Jorge Sánchez’s interest in plants, architecture and history has led him to landscape design. SMI Landscape Architecture, Inc. maintains a philosophy which incorporates a “botanical garden” approach fused with the historic and classical formal garden design framework, creating exotic and thoughtful design solutions. In addition to creating beautiful, usable spaces, SMI is also known for its preservation and restoration of old landscapes. SMI is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Arthur Ross Award. Several of their designs have been published and continue to be published in many national magazines, as well as in their books, “The Civilized Jungle” & “The Making of Three Gardens.” Jorge has dedicated many years to zoning and architectural boards for the Town of Palm Beach. He is currently a Director of the Garden Conservancy.
Principal of her eponymous landscape design firm since 1984, Edwina von Gal creates ecofriendly landscapes with a focus on simplicity and sustainability for private and public clients around the world. She has collaborated with architects such as Frank Gehry, Annabelle Selldorf, Maya Lin, and Richard Meier, on projects for Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Richard Serra, Larry Gagosian, and many others in the design and art community. Her work has been showcased in many major publications and her book "Fresh Cuts" won the Quill and Trowel award for garden writing.
In 2008 Edwina founded the Azuero Earth Project, promoting reforestation on Panama’s Azuero Peninsula without synthetic chemicals. In 2013, Edwina went on to create the Perfect Earth Project, a nonprofit organization based in the USA dedicated to raising consciousness about the dangers of toxic lawn and garden chemicals to protect the health of people, their pets, and the planet. Perfect Earth Project educates homeowners and professionals in nature-based landscape management techniques that provide beautiful, safe results at no extra cost.
Edwina has served on boards and committees for a number of horticultural and arts organizations, and is currently on the board of What Is Missing?, Maya Lin’s multifaceted media artwork about the loss of biodiversity, and the advisory board of The Philip Johnson Glass House. She received the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art’s Arthur Ross Award in 2012, and is the 2017 recipient of Guild Hall’s Academy of the Arts Lifetime Achievement Award for the Visual Arts.