This room sings “springtime”with shades of blue, muted pinks, pops of green, and lots of sunshine. I love when a room tells a story. I reupholstered the client’s sofa because it was her grandmother’s and has a great 60s vibe. And, of course, we incorporated her family’s antiques with the linen press and chinoiserie table. We embraced modern touches by adding the acrylic and brass coffee table and cozy daybed.
After a trip to Morocco with my daughter, I have relished and delighted in one-of-a-kind rugs. This Turkish rug is from Adrienne Davis Design. Every room needs its finishing touches, and when it comes to accessorizing, my go-to is my good friend Jane Browne of Assemblage. Jane combines her eye for beauty and elegance to pull together a curated collection that tells the story of the homeowner.
ABOUT THE DESIGNER
Susan Keesler was born into a family of creatives. At a young age, she started following her grandmother and aunt around flea markets, inheriting the ability to spot quality at a good price. Another aunt traveled the world, bringing home treasures. Susan’s mother brought color into the home through her Italian cuisine, and her father through his vegetable garden. She can’t remember a time when she wasn’t perusing design magazines. Almost 15 years ago, Susan started working with Kate Newman of K. Interiors. “Kate taught me so much,” says Susan, “and although I began my own design firm, we continue to share a design space and collaborate with other designers in the office.” Susan’s goal as a designer is to consider the client’s home and ensure that their space reflects the family that lives there. At the end of the day, the best part of Susan’s job is the dear friends she meets through the process. Susan’s own home is a lot like her personal style: casual and relaxed, cohesive and collectible. She loves to layer the old with the new—think vintage meets antique marries modern. She enjoys playing with color, pattern, and texture and incorporating natural light and indoor plants.