Having established Susannah Acland Interiors in 2009, I have over 10 years of experience working with residential clients on a variety of interiors projects from single room makeovers to whole houses.
Creativity is in my blood and I have been creating designs, artwork and crafts for as long as I can remember. This passion started at school where I took fine art A-level and went on to study the History of Modern Art, Design and Film at Northumbria University.
After working in the charity sector for a number of years, arranging high profile fundraising events at The British Museum followed by Great Ormond Street Hospital, I retrained at the highly regarded KLC School of Design in Chelsea Harbour. After achieving honours, I went on to gain valuable work experience at one of London’s leading interior design agencies before working for a small independent studio in Richmond Upon Thames, prior to setting up on her own.
I hold a City and Guilds certificate in Soft Furnishings and continue to make Roman blinds, cushions and lampshades for my interior design clients.
I am lucky enough to have my creative studio in The Hay Barn, in which I have the space to unleash all of my creative passions. It is a multi creative space which houses all my paints, easel, printing equipment, fabric and wallpaper samples and sewing bench. It also provides me with a sanctuary from our busy household in which to work on my interior design projects (and house my huge array of fabric, wallpaper and rug samples etc) as well as sew, paint, print, make lampshades and memo boards and any other creative project I am working on!
I live opposite The Hay Barn with my husband, two young daughters, our dog and three guinea pigs!