ABOUT SUZANNE


This is me...


...a long time ago on the beach in California, where I grew up.

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I used to be...

Photograph by Ruth Orkin, 1951

...an American Girl in Italy.

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This is me now...


...living in the Heart of Georgia.

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I am classically trained in architecture and interior design, having earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in architecture from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Master of Fine Arts degree in interior design from the University of Georgia. As a graduate assistant at UGA, I taught furniture design, color and materials, and architectural graphics. Special studies included fabric and furniture design, paper making, bookbinding, and the history of Twentieth Century photography.  During this time I began a wholesale art and hand painted home décor business selling my art, photography, decorative arts, and hand painted furnishings throughout the United States and abroad.

My art, design, illustration, and photography has been licensed on a wide range of products including home goods, dinnerware, fine art prints, gifts, and stationery.  Getty Images also licenses a collection of my photography globally.  My work and writing has been published in journals, magazines, and books nationally and internationally.

My philosophy is about finding the balance between timeless interior architecture, while producing original concepts in conceiving spaces that truly reflect my client’s requirements and desires. My interiors embody an appreciation of the past, but are warmly modern - layering different styles, textures, patterns, and colors - embracing the classics while giving them a contemporary twist. The thoughtfully curated interiors I create for my clients are tailor made for their lifestyle or work environment.

When I am not working in the interior architecture and design field, I stay creative painting, making artful products for my online shops, looking through my camera lens, gardening, teaching art to children, biking along the beach, and of course spending as much time as I can with my lovely family.