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Images & Article courtesy of Country & Town House UK
Country & Town House UK - The Insider | Interiors - December 2014
Q&A – SUZANNE LOVELL The US-based interior designer is a master of artful curation
What are you working on A new service for clients who want to accessorise a home that has already been built. Whether they need new monogrammed linens or introductions to top contemporary art dealers around the globe.
Your design process We start by learning about the client’s art collection and style. Then it’s a process of taking their personality and turning it into architecture, materials and colour. The final step is envisioning how the home feels from every angle, each space should have a unique but curated completion.
What’s hanging above your fireplace Peter Paul Rubens’ drawing that was given to my husband’s father by Frank Lloyd Wright as payment for legal fees.
Prized possession The cup plate collection that belonged to my great great uncle, who started the Boston and Sandwich Glass Museum, and Marina Abramović’s ‘The Hero’.
Favourite fabric Silk velvet ‘Tiger’ by Brunschwig & Fils.
My home is… Filled with sentimental family collections, they have a grounding effect. I collect
contemporary art and ceramics and am particularly interested in contemporary photography that documents a pivotal moment (both on an individual and societal level).
Most used room The library, many family moments happen within its book-lined walls. It’s also where I read and process millions of visual details.
Christmas decorations A wreath for the antique dog sculpture at my front door, thousands of little white lights on all my topiaries. As for the tree – a large blue spruce. It’s always up before Thanksgiving!
Christmas wish list 3-D Makerbot Printer – Replicator Z18
What’s on your desk A lucky rock. My husband and I fly fish all over the world, which takes me to many streams and oceans perfect for lucky rock searches.
LITTLE BLACK BOOK Steal Suzanne’s contacts
FABRIC Silk velvet ‘tiger’ by Brunschwig & Fils, brunschwig.com
CERAMICS Jeff Koons’ Split Rocker Vase, jeffkoons.com
LINENS Leontine monogrammed heirloom linens, leontine linens.com
SOFA Chanel sofa by Marco in buffalo hide leather from Edelman Leather, marcofinefurniture.com, edelmanleather.com
ANTIQUES Bernd Goeckler Antiques, bgoecklerantiques.com
TAP Waterworks Boulevard tap, waterworks.com
FABRIC Dries Van Noten, driesvannoten.be
FURNITURE Christian Astuguevieille, hollyhunt.com
SCENT ‘Gardénia’ perfume by Chanel, chanel.com