About Susan

I am originally from West Yorkshire, England. I was with one of the country's leading interior design companies for 17 years, specializing in high–end design solutions for discerning clients. My personal designs have been featured in Home & Garden, and Period Living magazines.

We moved to Columbus 13 years ago and I worked with Bruce at Pollert Design. I thank Bruce for his encouragement and support in those early years.

In that time I have worked with a number of clients in Columbus and Indianapolis, providing unique design solutions to meet their needs.

Although we are "empty nesters" our life is full with Bailey an English Golden Retriever and Jack, a rescue dog who just grew and grew!

We enjoy Columbus and surrounding areas with our wide circle of friends who we now look upon as our "adopted family".


Testimonials

Sue helped our family with a significant remodel focused largely on a kitchen transformation.  She was tremendously helpful throughout the process.  Early on she brought terrific ideas to the table, while still listening carefully to our own creative ideas and the practical needs of our family.  Sue gathered our needs and wants and wove them into a beautiful and highly functional design.  During implementation, she helped us identify resources where appropriate while still giving us the flexibility to manage the project according to our needs.  We couldn't be more pleased with the result and I wouldn't change an inch of our newly designed kitchen.  I recommend Sue to friends and would definitely work with her again on any future projects.
 
-Theodosia Rush
Columbus, Indiana

Sue promised us a kitchen that would make us say "WOW" every time we entered it, and she kept her promise. We continue to be wowed by the beauty and functionality of our kitchen.

With four kids and indoor pets, we "live" in our home. Sue gave us a well-designed, beautiful kitchen that would withstand our active lifestyle. It looks like something out of a magazine but is very livable.

Sue took our color choices, surface needs, and lighting desires and pulled it all together to design exactly the kitchen we wanted but oftentimes couldn't express. She has a keen sense for people and their likes and dislikes. Oftentimes it seemed she knew us better than we knew ourselves and she would bring things to life with the vaguest ideas from us. She also saved us from ourselves in several matters and we absolutely trusted her judgment.

Sue was very sensitive to our budget and worked very hard to help us stay within it. She was also sensitive to our time constraints and was very flexible with respect to meeting times and taking phone calls.

Sue referred us to subcontractors that shared her same desire for craftsmanship, attention to detail, and quality service. We were happy with every subcontractor who contributed to our kitchen remodel. They made a great team. It was a bonus to see the pleasure and pride in all of their faces when they saw the finished product.

Tammy

I thoroughly enjoy working with Sue.  She listens to me and is amazingly sensitive to what I want in a room.  She turns my thoughts of how I want a room to feel into a reality with choices of color, fabric and design.   Sue is an excellent problem solver.  She works within your budget; is very dependable and responsive.   We met by chance and that was a lucky day for me.

Shirley S.

When Sue first visited us, I expected us to get some ideas about paint colors, carpeting, furniture arrangement, etc.  Instead, the first things she recommended were making changes in the lighting of the room, beefing up some of the woodwork to stand up to our “Big Boy” sofa, and thinking about layering the pieces in the room to provide the proper scale and balance.  Sue is very knowledgeable about construction, wiring, materials, etc., so not only did we receive expert advice on what would make the room visually pleasing, but also what was needed from the structural point of view.  She brought a unique perspective to our design dilemmas and helped us think about areas that we wouldn’t even have noticed.

I also learned a great deal about design in the process and appreciate Sue’s willingness to share her expertise and the reasons behind her thinking and recommendations.  I am much more confident in making changes now, and we have just begun a new project with Sue, this time our bedroom and office space.

Aija. P.

I have worked with Sue many times. Her designs are creative and functional. They have been amongst the most attractive kitchens I have had the pleasure to build.

Blake Everroad
B. A. Everroad Woodworking

I first called Sue to help give our master bedroom a whole new look. She listened to my ideas and came back with a plan that captured the look with a little extra WOW.  Sue knew how to make the most out of the space we had. I liked that she showed me where we could save money and what we should splurge on. I was thrilled with the results.
 
Now I call Sue every time I have a decoration project.

Beth Carr

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FAQ

What does a designer do?

Bring the client proposals for design that focus on both the visual and functional aspects of the space. This could be as simple as providing color and soft furnishing choices to designing a fully functional gourmet kitchen.

Why should I hire a designer?

I would always advise clients to approach an interior designer as early as possible when considering a project, particularly if structural alterations are involved. Electrical, plumbing and other services have to be considered along with furniture, cabinetry layouts and lighting plans in order to create the best design for the client and avoiding costly mistakes and rework. Attention to detail is very important to me from an early stage. "The Devil is in the details."

What resources will be used for products and services?

It has taken me several years to find a general contractor, electrician, tile, flooring, painters and cabinet makers, who work with me to the same level of quality and detail that I expect for my clients. Product choices come from a wide variety of sources, which expands through continued research to stay in touch with what is new, providing a level of style and functionality not readily known to the client.


Get in Touch

design@susanbrookinteriors.com

812.374.4323