What we do

Susan explained how a master plan should be made for each room before anything is purchased for that space. I was always buying random pieces that were on sale and never thought about a total design concept. We were able to see the entire room on paper and know the cost before we ordered anything.

Design and decorate interior spaces

Design focuses on room layout, scale and functionality. Decorating focuses on individual selections — furniture, fabric, carpeting, wall color, window treatment etc. that go into a well-designed room. Susan works with her clients to discover their lifestyle and design style and she then works with them to interpret and design that lifestyle into their rooms. Susan loves beautiful things BUT she is very practical and realizes that a young family with pets lives very differently than a couple downsizing from their larger residence.

Today’s world of retail interior is filled with poorly made goods all selling at “sale” prices. It is impossible for a homeowner to know what they are buying and what it should cost. Susan educates her clients about what is available in the marketplace and explains to them the various levels of quality. She selects from over 100 manufacturer’s that offer well made products at varying price points.

Design and decorate interior spaces

Design focuses on room layout, scale and functionality. Decorating focuses on individual selections — furniture, fabric, carpeting, wall color, window treatment etc. that go into a well-designed room. Susan works with her clients to discover their lifestyle and design style and she then works with them to interpret and design that lifestyle into their rooms. Susan loves beautiful things BUT she is very practical and realizes that a young family with pets lives very differently than a couple downsizing from their larger residence.

Today’s world of retail interior is filled with poorly made goods all selling at “sale” prices. It is impossible for a homeowner to know what they are buying and what it should cost. Susan educates her clients about what is available in the marketplace and explains to them the various levels of quality. She does not shop retail, she selects from over 100 manufacturer’s that offer well made products at varying price points.

Susan explained how a master plan should be made for each room before anything is purchased for that space. I was always buying random pieces that were on sale and never thought about a total design concept. We were able to see the entire room on paper and know the cost before we ordered anything.

Renovate and build homes

Successful renovation or building projects should have a minimum of three team members – architect, interior designer and builder. Hiring an interior designer at the project’s inception will insure that your long-term vision will be reflected in both the interior and exterior of your home. By understanding a client’s design style, Susan can assist in the selection of moldings, door styles, lighting and finishes that correspond to an owner’s taste. She will de-stress the decision making process and insure that decisions are made in a timely manner to keep construction on schedule.

Susan was with us from beginning to end of building our home. She helped us sort through the multiple choices available and kept us from slowing our builder down. She knew what we wanted and was often able to save us time in the decision making process.

Renovate and build homes

Successful renovation or building projects should have a minimum of three team members – architect, interior designer and builder. Hiring an interior designer at the project’s inception will insure that your long-term vision will be reflected in both the interior and exterior of your home. By understanding a client’s design style, Susan can assist in the selection of moldings, door styles, lighting and finishes that correspond to an owner’s taste. She will de-stress the decision making process and insure that decisions are made in a timely manner to keep construction on schedule.

Susan was with us from beginning to end of building our home. She helped us sort through the multiple choices available and kept us from slowing our builder down. She knew what we wanted and was often able to save us time in the decision making process.

Susan and I discussed all of my kitchen needs and wish list and she drew a preliminary plan for her kitchen workroom. I then accompanied her to select cabinet styles and counter top material. The kitchen was then put in 3D form on the computer so my husband and I could see our dream kitchen on paper. Susan was able to make the kitchen something special in our home.

Kitchen and bath design

Many interior designers are not proficient in kitchen and bath design and recommend a client contact an outside source. Knowing how to maximize space and make these major rooms functional and attractive is something Susan enjoys doing. Susan creates a design and then works with a licensed kitchen and bath vendor to implement your project.

There are multiple decisions that must be made for your kitchen and baths and knowing what options are best suited to your style and budget is extremely important. Susan and her vendors will ensure you are a well-educated, knowledgeable buyer.

Kitchen and bath design

Many interior designers are not proficient in kitchen and bath design and recommend a client contact an outside source. Knowing how to maximize space and make these major rooms functional and attractive is something Susan enjoys doing. Susan creates a design and then works with a licensed kitchen and bath vendor to implement your project.

There are multiple decisions that must be made for your kitchen and baths and knowing what options are best suited to your style and budget is extremely important. Susan and her vendors will ensure you are a well-educated, knowledgeable buyer.

Susan and I discussed all of my kitchen needs and wish list and she drew a preliminary plan for her kitchen workroom. I then accompanied her to select cabinet styles and counter top material. The kitchen was then put in 3D form on the computer so my husband and I could see our dream kitchen on paper. Susan was able to make the kitchen something special in our home.

Provide professional trades people

Susan has always said that “her design success is based on the quality of her trades people.” A renovation project may involve a builder, electrician and plumber. A design and décor project requires finish work from a painter, carpet installer or window workroom. Regardless of the needed labor force, Susan is able to provide quality trades persons at a fair price, whom she knows are not only extremely competent but also respect her clients and the residences in which they are working.

We had no idea how to find an architect or builder for builder our new home. We are so pleased we hired Susan first, so she could introduce us to several people in each field and explain to us the questions to ask them. She was involved from the beginning to the end of our project and was a tremendous help during each phase.

Provide professional trades people

Susan has always said that “her design success is based on the quality of her trades people.” A renovation project may involve a builder, electrician and plumber. A design and décor project requires finish work from a painter, carpet installer or window workroom. Regardless of the needed labor force, Susan is able to provide quality trades persons at a fair price, whom she knows are not only extremely competent but also respect her clients and the residences in which they are working.

We had no idea how to find an architect or builder for builder our new home. We are so pleased we hired Susan first, so she could introduce us to several people in each field and explain to us the questions to ask them. She was involved from the beginning to the end of our project and was a tremendous help during each phase.

The process to renovate our home involved many tradespeople working over many months. We were impressed not only with the quality of the workpeople but the way she set up a timeline months ahead of schedule which helped prepare us for what decisions needed to be made.

Oversee and manage projects

If you are building or remodeling, your builder will establish a timeline for his trades people to complete their work and for you and your interior designer to have made decisions and have selections on-site for him to install. This is where having an interior designer involved is invaluable.

If your project is design and décor, Susan will secure trades people and manage them in a timely, effective manner. The most successful projects are the ones that move forward in a timely manner without major interruptions.

Oversee and manage projects

If you are building or remodeling, your builder will establish a timeline for his trades people to complete their work and for you and your interior designer to have made decisions and have selections on-site for him to install. This is where having an interior designer involved is invaluable.

If your project is design and décor, Susan will secure trades people and manage them in a timely, effective manner. The most successful projects are the ones that move forward in a timely manner without major interruptions.

The process to renovate our home involved many tradespeople working over many months. We were impressed not only with the quality of the workpeople but the way she set up a timeline months ahead of schedule which helped prepare us for what decisions needed to be made.

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Susan Dearborn Interiors, Inc.  |  Sudbury, MA  |  617.548.9266  |  susan@dearborndesign.com

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