CONTACT SUSAN:  978.979.9778  
   
susan@susanhamiltondesign.net

             
 



                     





BACKGROUND/ DESIGN PHILOSOPHY
 
 
SERVICES OFFERED
* Project Management
* Programming
* Pre-construction consultation with client, architect & builder
* Floor Plans: interior architecture space plans | furniture plans 
* Custom Millwork Design - 2D & 3D drawings of specialty areas: built-in benches, entertainment centers, bookshelves & mudroom storage
* Finish Selection - paint colors & wall finishes | flooring & rugs
* Lighting selection
* Furniture
* Window Treatments - functional & decorative shades, draperies, cornices, valances
* Custom Upholstery - reupholstery, slipcovers, cushions, pillows
* Artwork & accessories

BACKGROUND
A native of Marblehead MA, Susan still calls this beautiful seaside town her home.  Much of her personal style and design influence stems from growing up in this historic town that is well known for its beautiful harbor, antique homes and vibrant sailing community.  Susan appreciates traditional details and coastal design themes that reflect the landscape and history of the coastal communities surrounding Boston and Cape Cod.
 
As a contrast to the historic and traditional, Susan is equally influenced by her 17 years experience designing high end commercial office spaces throughout metropolitan Boston, and has an appreciation for clean, modern interior architecture, bright colors and slim furniture lines that are commonly used in commercial interior projects.

Another strong design influence stems from Susan's lifestyle caring for her two young children and the family golden retriever.  Susan understands the importance of making appropriate design choices for the layout of family spaces and selecting finish and quality of materials to fit the realities of living with children, pets, and the ever changing seasons of New England weather. 

When asked to describe her personal design style... "casual elegance" seems a constant and appropraite theme in her design. She leans toward a natural palette with accents of color.   

Susan's ability to quickly interpret her clients' personal style, and to help create interior spaces that reflect who they are and how they want to live/work make her a sought-after designer that can make any environment feel beautiful, inspiring and comfortable.   
 
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
* 4 years as independent Interior Design Consultant and Owner of Susan Hamilton Design 
* 13 years experience working for 3  Boston area Architecture and Interior Design Firms:
   Burt Hill  |  ADD Inc  |  Winter Street Architects, Inc.
· Professional Interior Design Certification from NCIDQ in 2001
· Professional Member of ASID and IIDA
 
EDUCATION
· Endicott College, Beverly, MA - Bachelor of Science, Interior Design 1996
· Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA - Art History Major
· Pingree School, S. Hamilton, MA
· Tower School, Marblehead, MA