This is me...

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

And me again...as I began my career as an interior architect and designer.

At one time I was...
Photograph by Ruth Orkin, 1951

...an American Girl in Italy.

This is me now...
    ...living in the Heart of Georgia.As founder and lead designer of Suzanne M Rogers Interiors and Italian Girl in Georgia™ I thank you for your visit. I began this blog in 2008 primarily as place to share my art, photography, interiors, garden, and product design. Now its focus is on my love of interior design and architecture - showcasing my projects, my art and photography, sharing interior design tips, color palettes for your home or place of business, styling ideas, holiday design, and much more. I am classically educated in architecture (BA UC Berkeley), interior design (MFA University of Georgia), and completed extensive and focused post-graduate training in Italy. As a graduate assistant at UGA, I taught furniture design, color and materials, and architectural graphics. My specialized studies included fabric and furniture design, paper making, book binding, and the history of Twentieth Century photography. During this time I began a wholesale art and hand painted home décor business selling and licensing my art throughout the United States, Canada, and Bermuda.My collections have 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. I am open art licensing opportunities - please contact me to see my portfolio.In my "down time" I stay creative painting, looking through my camera lens, gardening, and teaching art to children. Follow ITALIAN GIRL IN GEORGIA on Instagram, SMR INTERIORS on Instagram, and Pinterest to see more of my work and inspiration.Let's stay in touch. Drop me an email anytime and bookmark ITALIAN GIRL IN GEORGIA so you never miss a post.