…to all of our sponsors, patrons, featured speakers, musicians, caterers, vendors,

and other individuals who helped us make our 2022 Design Symposium vision a reality!

For more than 30 years the Design Symposium has celebrated the art of design through expert presentations on interior and exterior spaces and the intersection between the two. This year, the Design Symposium successfully returned to the historic grounds of Longue Vue, where for the past 100 years the family home of Edith & Edgar Stern has been used to promote creative expression, civic engagement, and lifelong learning. Funds raised in our historic setting, lush with our captivating collections of Spring blooms, will support the Discovery Garden for children, a key focus of Longue Vue’s Centennial Renewal campaign.

The Longue Vue Discovery Garden is a half-acre wonderland filled with native plants, a sensory herb maze, a turtle habitat, a worm dig, and many other exhibits that encourage experiential learning in an outdoor setting. Garden educators lead programs for toddlers to teens and host field trips serving hundreds of local students each year.

Today’s children need safe, outdoor spaces for learning and engagement more than ever! We are thrilled that this year’s Symposium will support upgrades and enhancements to the Discovery Garden, a unique and meaningful resource for local families and schools.


Supporting the Lucy C. Roussel Discovery Garden for Children


Patricia Brinson  –  Malise Kearney  –  Olivia Manning  –  Emily Webster

Board of Directors Liaison

Elizabeth LeBlanc

Thank you to our featured speakers! 

Edwina von Gal is an American landscape designer who focuses on natural, sustainable designs that emphasize the use of native species and natural landscapes.

Cathy Kincaid is a celebrated designer known for her sense of color and attention to design detail, and for creating spaces that are both inviting and livable.

Design Symposium 2022 Sponsors


Patricia Brinson & Olivia Manning


Rachel & Bryan Bailey

Charlotte Bollinger

Gwen & Todd Graves

Harold’s Plants

Gail & Rene Louapre

Christopher McMahon

Robert W. Merrick

Royal Honda


Assured Partners

Barbara Bush & Beverly Church

Dumez Development Group

Sybil M. & D. Blair Favrot Family Fund

Marian & Larry Gibbs

Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Company

Gustav W. McIlhenny Foundation

Infinity Farms

Elizabeth & James Landis

Baty Landis & Lee Arnold

Elizabeth LeBlanc

Lee Ledbetter & Associates

Leontine Linens

Ashley & Peyton Manning

Spackman Mossop Michaels

Barbara & Biff Motley

Louise Ripley

Angela & Eric Winder Sella

Peggy Sewell

Dodie Spencer Smith

Malise Kearney & Emily Webster

Lucianne Whitley

Floral Sponsors

Ambrose Garden

BLucid Florals

Dunn and Sonnier Antiques, Florals, and Gifts

Kim Starr Wise

Petite Fleur by Lisa Brooking

Urban Earth Design Studios

Media Sponsors

Inside New Orleans

New Orleans Home

Special Thanks

Beth Biundo Sweets

Linda Bjork

Blue Gardenia Events

Melba Bruce

Meb Cefalu

Chez Nous Charcuterie

Diamonds Direct

Distressed Rentals & Revival


Sara Gaines

Marilee Hovet

Susan Johnson

Juli Juneau

Stephanie Laborde

Ella & Charles Landis


Martin’s Wine Cellar

Denise Monteleone

Mercy & Jimmy Nieset

Stephanie Stokes

Catherine Tremaine

The Wine Seller