Suzanne's introduction to the world of interior design began as a child. She grew up watching her mother and respected interior designer, Anne Genter, blend beautiful furniture, colors and fabrics to create livable works of art. She then went on to study interior design and fine arts in college and spent a semester living in Italy, where she became immersed in and inspired by the country's art history and architecture. Suzanne's design philosophy and style developed as a result of these powerful influences, and incorporates her strong background in antiques and decorative arts with her love of architecture.
Every new project begins with what Suzanne believes is the key to creating a perfectly designed space. She gets to know each client individually. Therefore, as the design process evolves, she is able to create a look that flawlessly reflects her client's interests, taste and style – not just her own. She defines success by how beautiful the end product is and on how well her clients feel their new space speaks to and reflects their personality and lifestyle. Suzanne's ultimate success is when a client returns to her for a new project or refers her to their friends and family.
Suzanne believes that you don't necessarily need to wipe the slate clean and start from scratch when redecorating a home. In fact, she enjoys working with what her clients already have and will feature an existing interesting piece in the new space in a way that makes it special or a speaking point for the room. By working with the new and old, she often blends the contemporary with the more traditional in an innovative and unique way.
Suzanne prides herself in creating a flow to a house and is skilled at creating key linking elements in each connecting room to make them work in sync. She draws upon her architectural background to smoothly incorporate the bones of a house with fabrics that beautifully dress it.