About Susan

Susan M. Grady

offers both academic and professional credentials.  She received her Bachelor of Science Degree with professional emphasis in Interior Design from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo.  During her years of professional experience, she has specialized in Residential Remodeling, Kitchen and Bath Design, and Individual Professional Offices.

Residential Interior Design Projects

  • Remodel/Renovation of individual rooms as well as complete homes
  • Space Planning and Floor Plan preparation:
    • Creation of Master Bedroom and Bathroom Suite
    • Basement Remodel
  • Kitchen Design
  • Bath Design
  • Furnishing and Decorating individual rooms throughout homes
  • Assisting Interior Designer to contractors, helping their clients with material selections, kitchen/bath layout, colors, etc.
  • Assistance/Consultation to “do it yourself” homeowners
  • New Construction specification and consultation

Residential Show Homes

  • “2006 Remodelers Home Tour” – Interior Designer
  • “2004 Street of New Beginnings” – Assisting Designer on two homes

Commercial Interior Design Projects

  • Restaurant Color Consultation:
    • Kinara Thai Bistro (SW Portland, OR)
    • PaaDee Thai Restaurant (SE Portland, OR)
  • Reception Areas
  • Personal Offices
  • Conference Rooms
  • Church Remodel

Professional Affiliations

  • Northwest Society of Interior Designers (NWSID)
    • Professional Member 2000 to present
    •  Board of Directors:
      • President – 2008 to 2009
      • Past President/Executive Rep – 2008, 2009, 2011 to present
      • Co-VP Membership – 2001 to 2003
  • National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) 2005 to present
  •  BUILD Committee Member – 2009 to present
    • Annual Weekend Collaborative Professional Event with NWSID, NKBA, ORA (Oregon Remodelers Association) and HBA PRO (Professional Remodelers Organization)

Community Service

  • Holiday Decorating for several churches throughout the years
  • 2003 Spring Home & Garden Show Playhouses for CASA
  • Pittock Mansion Holiday Decorating:  2003 and 2005 Room Decorator
  • Career Day Participant at various schools


Read more about Susan in Personal Bio or What Inspires Me