How We Work

Inspired, curated interiors that move you

We come to you and work with you right in your own home:

Suzan J Designs brings over twenty five years of interior design experience to your project. We discuss your goals, your style, your tastes, and your budget, so that we can understand the scope of your project. Coming to your home assures that we see your home in the existing lighting of the room or rooms we plan on updating.

The design consultation and proposal:

Our first appointment is the initial design consultation, and will last one to two hours. We will tour your home to assess your lifestyle and preferred aesthetic, what the project entails and discuss the budget. We also discuss things we may see that need attention – ie outdated fireplace, dated or worn flooring, lighting, etc.

At the conclusion of the consultation, if we mutually agree we are a good fit to move forward, we collect a retainer and put together a detailed proposal. We know every project presents its own unique set of circumstances, so the proposal is an important part of the design process.

We discuss what you hope to achieve at the end of the project. We take the time necessary to establish the scope of your project, the style you desire, colors you like (or don’t like!), and your investment in the project. Not sure about that? No worries, we help with creating a budget too.

Note that this is not the design presentation. This proposal will outline what we determine is the best course of action for your project and what the proposed investment will be. 


Our design process:

 We may set up a second appointment (sometimes a third, depending on the scope of the project) – what we call a working session – as part of the design process, prior to the final design presentation. From conceptualization to procurement to delivery, we work with you until we install each product and add the finishing touches. The team at Suzan J Designs has an ultimate goal – to create a space that genuinely moves you and your family, allowing you to feel perfectly at home, right where you belong.

The investment:

We discuss the investment you plan to make in your project. Determining a budget that accomplishes your overall project goals needs to happen before anything else, whether your project is one room or the entire home. We help with that through in-depth discussions of what the goals are for your home project.