By Suzanne Allen
Decorative Artist, focusing on interiors
Breakfast: glass of chocolate almond milk
Lunch: yogurt, fruit, local honey and wheat germ
Dinner: homemade ratatouille with local veggies, local sausages from Burbages, and local lettuces
Morning: My day started at 7:45 a.m. with Pilates at my friend Nicole’s studio Mt. Pleasant Pilates. My neighbor, Courtney, teaches, and Louis from Louis’ Kids practices with me providing me my morning entertainment. Then I meet with a local restaurateur about finishing his walls – in the beginning stages here, but Angie Hranowsky is involved. Exciting!
Afternoon: From there, I meet with designer Jenny Keenan about several projects in a private residence on Sullivan’s Island – lots of limed wood finishes and painted floors – awesome! She is so talented and we have worked together for years on things. Afterwards I went to a local sushi restaurant for the REV group to work on decoupage walls, which are so cool. I love working with them!!
Night: Monday night is date with my husband doing yoga at Charleston Power Yoga – Beth’s Monday class is very cleansing and detoxifying. After a healthy light dinner, it’s back to work for me. Into the studio to work on two light fixtures for Jenny – one which was shipped with a gold finish and should be antique copper, one which is white and is going to be glossy heritage red. I am also silver foiling two side chests and layering a custom finish on a large credenza for a clients dining room. Finally I shower to calm me down and a bit of light reading before bed.
So tell us …
What is the number one trend you’re seeing in interiors this summer?
Hmmm, it’s a tie between resurfacing/painting custom finishes things like furniture, light fixtures, and various pieces my clients already own and patterned anything, especially floors.