Suzanne Kasler

Yesterday I had the privilege of spending the afternoon with 
Suzanne Kasler 
(along with 100 other designers). 
It was lovely to hear her thoughts that go into the interiors she designs.  She highlighted several pieces of her work including her own home from her book, 

This is the entry to her home which she had faux painted stone on the walls...beautiful. She loves the idea of a non-traditional entry, I think this says 'welcome' immediately.
This really grabbed me, I love the runner on the stairs and the mix of art going up the stairs. 
Suzanne bought this lovely tapestry at the Paris flea market and rolled it up and stuffed in in a 'roll-on' suitcase to get home. It became the focal of her family room.
Love this corner, note the mix of art.

This is a fabulous corner that she designed with a John Saladino settee.  I love the screen.  I can imagine sitting and having a glass of champagne.
Suzanne loves stripes and you will see them in many of her designs.  If you will notice, many of her walls are white, but there is no sense of a 'white' room because of her use of textiles. 
This project SK worked with Keith Summerour Architects. This area sits above the living area and was open, the architect designed the lovely wall of windows to envelope the space...beautiful.
Notice again the stripes, I love this space.
Suzanne also adores the 'X' motif that she also uses in much of her design.
I am enamored with this room.  I don't know that I would have the guts.  Walls and drapes the same color, note the mix of chairs at the table...love that!  SK told the homeowner that if they did not like the color she would pay to have it changed.  
Of course they loved it!

I most definitely was inspired.  Her parting words were 'be true to yourself'.  Love that!

Thank you Suzanne, you are lovely and ooze with talent.  You inspire Me!


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19 comments:

  1. great mix renee; her images and your commentary. never realized, until you mentioned it that her rooms are mostly white, very interesting

    can i include myself in the john saladino settee, clinking champagne?!
    best
    debra

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  2. What an inspiring and very fortunate way to spend an afternoon! It's fun to know the story behind the tapestry, that was some very precious cargo. I love how she uses her wall spaces...the art placements, and the art of course, are stunning.
    Than you...
    xo J~

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  3. You made me feel like I was there!
    Great reporting.
    Suzanne Kasler should put you on her staff!
    xo xo

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  4. I love Susan Kasler's work. She sounds like a very kind and talented lady. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Taylor ~ SK is a very soft spoken seemingly even keeled woman with so much talent. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  6. Renae, these images are beautiful and full of inspiraiton! Sounds like you guys had a lovely day! Thanks for sharing with us.
    Angela and Renee

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  7. Angela and Renee,
    You two would have just loved the afternoon! She is indeed inspiring.
    xo

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  8. Inspiring and very fortunate way to spend an afternoon! Thanks for sharing with us.

    Year Old Birthday Party Ideas

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  9. Thanks for sharing your afternoon with SK with us. I so missed not going with you. Love her soft use of color & also her courage to go bold when needed.

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  10. must have been a wonderful day to have spent with Suzanne...what fun and very inspirational...
    best,
    maureen

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  11. I'm joining you and Debra for the champagne. We could all talk about design until the wee hours of the morning. I know you had a great time at this event. We're looking forward to her coming to a private event in Little stock in September. Have a great weekend. Your not painting this weekend are you?

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  12. What a beautiful talent she is! Love all the images you showed us!

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  13. Thank you for taking us along for your visit with Suzanne.
    She is such an amazing talent. Her warmth and generosity shine through all of her designs.

    xo
    Brooke

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  14. Room Service ~ Decorating 101August 6, 2011 at 2:32 PM

    Can you see my GREEN eyes? You lucky dog...

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  15. Such inspiration for you Renee! I adore her work (and how she uses pink so elegantly). And I might add...........you are looking good Renee, all that cycling is keeping you young. XO

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  16. Oh my, Suzanne's magic of being able to build a magnificent room/space is amazing to me. There truly isn't anything she does that I am not in awe over. Her details (x patterns!), use of color and timeless beauty is to admire. GREAT picture of you too pretty ladies Renae. A day to remember!

    Happy Sunday to you my dear.
    xx Deb

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  17. lovely.... how fun to meet her... i need to pick up her book...
    love your new profile pic and this one as well... xx

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  18. Such an interesting post, thanks for sharing your insights and thoughts of this amazing designer!

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  19. I love Suzanne. Thanks for sharing your visit with her with us. I feel like I was there.

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