Our next bInspired designer is Atlantan Suzanne Kasler. You can find her lovely book, Suzanne Kasler: Inspired Interiors, if you want an in-depth look at her comfortable, French/Continental style. I particularly appreciate that she rejects over-designed, fussy elements, which allows the architecture of the room and the furniture to take center stage.
Area rug by Antique Oushak, Moattar, Ltd. Finer Rugs/ADAC
Woodward bench by Suzanne Kasler for Hickory Chair
Amsterdam dining chairs by Suzanne Kasler for Hickory Chair
A few of her inspirations:
Paris: “To me, it is the most beautiful and inspiring place in the world.”
Objects That Carry Emotions: “I’m a collector. I find things I love and I buy them, not always knowing exactly what I’m doing to do with them. These collections and pieces set a tone, create a mood, are stylish and personal and timeless.”
Eiffel Tower: “Metal, wire, crystal, paper, silver, porcelain… you name it…”
Note the antlers on the wall. Faux taxidermy is very hot right now. Jason Champion and Jen Guerin used it (in a very different way than Suzanne Kasler here) in the first episode of Design Star this year. What’s your take?
Choate dining table by Suzanne Kasler for Hickory Chair
I love the neatly stacked books on the dining table. Not practical, but beautiful and symetrically soothing.
Percival chandelier by Suzanne Kasler for Visual Comfort
Vintage Belgian library cabinet by Holland & Company Antiques and Reproductions/ADAC
Photos/Quotes courtesy of AmericasMart