A super-busy designer with a talent
for creating soothing and classical
rooms with a crisp vibe, Susie
Atkinson eschews passing fashions,
preferring to ‘bring a room to life with exquisite
colours, furniture or a favourite heirloom’. She
enjoys using natural textiles and textural surfaces,
such as wood, zinc and granite. These are
welcoming interiors, with the capacity to surprise.
Susie draws on more than 20 years’
experience, having trained at the Inchbald
School of Design and launched her company in
1994. She has a team of five at her Hammersmith
studios, offering architectural and design services.
Susie works on both commercial and
private-home commissions. Current projects
include town houses in Wimbledon and Soho,
a riverside property in Hammersmith and a
country house in Surrey, as well as The Queen’s
Club sports complex. She recently completed
two barns in Sussex and a large estate in Bath.
Her new upholstery range launches in 2015.
Which rules do you break?
‘I like to throw unexpected
fabrics together – geometrics with florals,
a velvet with hessian – to add interest and depth.’