Help! Everything is white – walls, ceiling, woodwork, cabinetry, and white drab carpet and it is intensified by the natural light at this Oceanside townhouse! The furniture is sagging and worn out. The windows are covered with old, beat up, dusty white Venetian blinds. The...Read More
A highly visible and recently “redone” stairway in cherry is lovely, but it no longer blends with the adjacent kitchen cabinets and French style dining room set. The finish on the kitchen cabinets is peeling, yellowed and beyond repair and the appliances need to be updated. ...Read More
This brand new small, empty condo overlooking the West Hills of Portland was the “get-away” in the city for my clients. The challenge was to furnish the condo in such a way that someone walking in would say “Wow, that’s beautiful!” Like many couples, they had differing...Read More
Relocating from Sante Fe to Portland was exciting but also came with challenges. The clients purchased a beautiful new home overlooking the city and were excited to decorate their home. Their desire was to arrive from Sante Fe and walk into their home with the new furniture...Read More
A home or work space must be a reflection of the client, not the preconceived ideas of the designer.
Helping clients realize their hopes and dreams for their space is my passion. Creating beautiful, functional, individualized spaces to reflect the client’s personality and lifestyle is an exciting journey. It is fun to see my clients living and moving within a space that has been designed to meet the many design challenges they presented at the start of the project.
Susan M. Grady
NWSID Past President
Hello and welcome! My name is Susan Grady. I began my career in Interior Design by completing a four year degree in Interior Design from Cal Poly State University at San Luis Obispo. Following graduation, I gained practical work and business experience as an independent interior designer and as a sales representative for a fabric distributor with a showroom in the San Francisco Galleria Design Center.
Utilizing my creative design abilities and expertise, command of color, attention to detail, and problem solving skills, I guide my clients through the exciting design process. This involves encouraging and nurturing the ideas of my clients, helping them to discover and clarify their desires and preferences.
I present creative ideas and introduce them to talented professional resources. Generally, each project has many problems to be solved and I enjoy the challenge of designing the best solutions.