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How she got started – an exclusive interview with interior designer Susan Jamieson

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Interior designer Susan Jamieson ASID

Like I mentioned before, we are contacting interior designers and asking them fun and exciting questions about their work.

And Susan Jamieson of Bridget Beari Designs has done us the honor of being our first interviewee! Susan is a top notch designer who has been featured in a number of publications and keeps her own weekly blog about interior design.

We asked Susan about her work, her favorite designs, and her blogging (just to name a few); and she gave us some GREAT answers. I’ll be posting the interview in highlighted parts (because it’s just too good to post all at once), beginning at the beginning…

TJ: When you were a child did you want to become a designer?

Susan: As a child, I use to cut out pages of magazines and catalogs and create notebooks of different rooms. I would rearrange my room at least once a month. It is funny how your interests start so early in life.

TJ: So how did you get started in interior design?

Susan: I went to college with dreams of being a stock broker but the economic classes were uninspiring. My parents moved into an historic home and began the renovation process by hiring an architect and an interior designer. My mother would have me come to the meetings. The designer and I hit it off and she allowed me to accompany her to the D.C. Design Center. My interest grew and I knew this was the career for me.

TJ: What is the best part of being an interior designer?

Susan: the best part about being a interior designer is the ability to make the home come alive through fabrics, colors and furniture. The creative process is what turns me on!

Thanks Susan!

That’s all for this post. We’ll be hearing more from her about her video blogging and her upcoming feature in Southern Living in the next post, so stay tuned.

Until then, here are some beautiful pictures of her work.

Have Superior Optimum day!

-TJ

UPDATE: To read the rest of the interview (Part II) click here

bedroom by interior designer Susan Jamieson of Bridget Beari Designs

another bedroom by interior designer Susan Jamieson

Drapery by interior designer Susan Jamieson of Bridget Beari Designs

living room  by interior designer Susan Jamieson

living space by interior designer Susan Jamieson

Another living room  by interior designer Susan Jamieson of Bridget Beari Designs

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