With an aesthetic that is urban eclectic, Susie brings an approach that is both
sophisticated and raw.
Her style is coloured by contrast and playfulness overlaid by the elegance of classicism, drawing on the sensibility of fusion developed by design icons such as David Hicks and Kelly Wearstler. Whether she is working with a blank canvas or challenging limits, Susie will create a space that is cosmopolitan and cultured and designed to be lived in.
Design is at its essence a communication; the communication of a vision for personal space through the curation of the objects and textures within. Susie started her career in communications, in creative advertising where it intersected with home décor. Promoting brands such as Gluckstein Home and House & Home while at the Hudson's Bay Company, she has repeatedly demonstrated an ability to work to corporate objectives as well as for private clients.
Susie's work, from small budget makeovers to full-scale renovations, has been featured on various HGTV television productions and can be seen on a range of shows in Canada, the U.S and Great Britain. Part of Susie's talent lies in identifying and partnering with the right suppliers to provide the opportunity to promote products while maintaining brand integrity and achieving visual impact -- in other words, creating stunning spaces before the camera and strong partnerships behind-the-scenes.
An experienced interior stylist, art director, and brand manager of all things fabulous, her primary focus these days is to help her residential clients optimize the world within their home. Nesting refined. Whether it’s a simple refresh, small renovation, a relocation or complete rebuild, she brings her style and sensibility to every project. Susie works to understand how you live, ascertain your needs and balance them against your wants. She’ll transport you to a place of function cradled by beauty. It’s design therapy. No matter what size your budget, Susie will elevate your space to new heights.
"Susie is an enthusiastic and creative individual with a positive outlook, always seeing the 'art of the possibility'. Her understanding of the home decor category is extensive and thorough. She added great value to our marketing department and was an integral asset to our partners in the buying office. Susie is driven by excellence and seeks to exceed expectations in everything she does." - Wayne Drummond, Chief Merchant, Hudson’s Bay
"In the past, I have worked both personally and professionally with many Interior Designers, and I commend Susie on the outstanding service she has provided in decorating my new condo. I have been able to observe various designers and their methods of coordinating a home. Susie is simply the BEST! Her knowledge, confidence, sincerity and humour continuously came through. I believe that it's not just a job for her, as she has her client’s best interest at heart at all times. She works fully for client satisfaction. I couldn’t have asked for more personal attention. Thank you Susie. I wish you continued success!" - Patricia Rende, Repeat Client, Sales Representative with Royal LePage Burloak Real Estate Services
"Susie Hurst makes decorating/designing an incredibly pleasurable and entertaining experience. She was beyond patient with our unfocused vision and was able to achieve results beyond our expectations. Susie made our decorating goals come to fruition and at the price we were comfortable with. Thank you Susie, for your hard work.” - Marlene Slawson & Bill Lavery, Residential Clients