Spotlight on Designer:
Suzanne Lasky, S Interior Design
My personal design style is what I call warm contemporary. Clean lines, with modern organic materials such as cork flooring, recycled woods, linens, woven shades, bright whimsical art and accessories. My four legged family members are always kept in mind when selection of materials and finishes are made. The cork flooring hides scratch marks and masks noise from little nails clip clopping about. The cat’s scratching area in the great room is a modern design that almost looks like an accessory item. The sheepskin ‘throws’ on the leather dining chairs provide comfort for the people and a great nesting option for the cat. So the pets can look out one of the windows in the great room, the woven shade is raised 30”. This way they can look out without potentially destroying the shade. There is a small wool rug placed in front of the window too.
2) What parts of the home are most challenging for you and why?
The open area that often is above the top of the kitchen cabinets is the most challenging. When I first began my design career people were fond of filling them with lots of faux foliage (what I call dust collectors) and other objects. Most of the time the scale and proportion of the items were too small. When tasked with accessorizing this area , I choose well scaled accessory items that are carefully grouped and not over done.
3) How do you overcome those challenges for a clients’ successful experience?
For this challenge the best way to address it is by selecting and placing the accessories so they can see in real time, in the actual spaces.
4) What inspires you?
The world around us is inspiration! Nature is a great teacher of how different colors and textures work together. I am an avid reader of trade magazines, blogs, and design related web sites.
5) Can you give us a quick design tip that we can implement right away?
Change out your accent pillows or add some . This can be done in common living spaces such as the great room, as well as in the bedrooms. New sizes, shapes, fabrics and colors on the accent pillows can give a space an entirely new look and feel for a minimal investment.
Contact Suzanne Lasky (480) 220-4659 or via S Interior Design. You can view more of her work on Houzz or her Interior Design Gallery
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