Our very own CEO Keith Granet is celebrating the 10th anniversary of his signature book, The Business of Design, with a new edition is to be released this June. To celebrate this milestone, the Studio Designer team is pleased to present The Business of Design Interview Series. Keith leads a series of fascinating discussions with designers who represent the very best of this business. We kicked off this series with Renaissance woman Suzanne Kasler, watch the video here.

A woman in a white dress sits on a sofa

The extraordinary interior designer Suzanne Kasler is the principal of Suzanne Kasler Interiors with an award-winning portfolio of timeless, classic designs throughout the years as well as a dazzling array of signature lines. Based in Atlanta, Suzanne has established her signature look by mixing high and low, traditional and contemporary, as well as new and old. She is known for her love of French-inspired décor and continues to use her boundless creativity and discerning eye for luminous and timeless interiors considered to be among the best in her profession.

Elegant style sofa in the hall with light blue walls
Suzanne collaborated with designers Spitzmiller & Norris on this dreamy project in Buckhead, GA.

Suzanne established her design career at the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Art, Architecture, and Planning. She has always been an avid collector and observer and uses her travels to source unique items and decorative elements for her interiors.

Colorful living room with wallpaper with a plant motif
Suzanne worked with wallpaper company DeGournay for this wondrous Kip’s Bay Showhouse room design.

Suzanne proclaims that her signature interiors and pieces are all geared to “inspire living a more beautiful and authentic life.” She has been named to Architectural Digest’s coveted AD100 and Elle Décor’s notable A-List multiple times and she also has three books published with Rizzoli: Inspired Interiors, Timeless Style, and Sophisticated Simplicity.

In advance of this webinar interview, we asked Suzanne to share just a few details about herself.

How would you describe your own design aesthetic?

Subtle, luminous, sophisticated, beautiful and timeless.

Round table with chairs in the dining room with large windows
Suzanne’s breakfast room was inspired by beach and ocean hues.

What are your favorite sources for inspiration?

Travel, specifically Paris! I always find something new and chic that’s two steps ahead of the United States when I am there. I also find fashion and my Instagram feed so inspiring.

How long have you used Studio Designer?

For quite a long time, I believe since at least 2010 on the cloud version.

A small living room with two large windows
Suzanne designed this sophisticated living room for their Shaker Heights, OH project

Suzanne’s Extraordinary Array of Product Lines and Collections

  • Ballard Design: retail furniture, accessories, table lights, mirrors, bedding, outdoor furniture, and fabric by the yard.
  • Hickory Chair: trade furniture for since 2008
  • Visual Comfort: a comprehensive array of lighting designs from sconces to lamps to chandeliers.
  • La Cornue: a custom color series of ranges and range hoods for this luxury French range company
  • Lee Jofa: fabrics and wallpaper
  • Mirror Image Home: line of mirrors
  • WestPoint Home: a new collection includes bedding and towels
Gray chair with a clover-shaped backrest
Alexandra Chair Design for Hickory Chair
A large gas stove with a hood in a classic-style kitchen
Suzanne’s design for luxury French range company La Cornue
Dining room with a large table, fireplace and blue walls
One of Suzanne’s all-time favorite designs is this dining room with turquoise lacquered walls for a Connecticut home