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Design Studio - Our Team

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Susan Clements

Susan Clements was born in Petersburg, Virginia. She spent her youth in Mobile, Alabama. She then called Greensburg, Pa. her home until she moved to the Hampton Roads area in 1999. She attended New York School of Interior Design, Seton Hill College, and Greensburg Institute of Technology. Susan's experience includes draftsperson /designer, CAD operator, and project manager in the corporate environment. Susan has drapery workroom experience, working as the Designer for a custom drapery shop, and was a small business owner. Susan was a design consultant with Thomasville and Ethan Allen prior to coming to Willis. Her hobbies include fiber arts, gardening, cooking, travel, art, and repurposing vintage finds. Susan's favorite thing about her job is assisting clients in developing a plan to achieve their unique living space. She enjoys the collaborative selection of furnishings and accessories, including window treatments, art, and accessories to achieve the home of their dreams. All this information is translated into a presentation that includes floor plans, window treatment designs, design boards with fabric and finish selections, flooring samples, art, and accessories. The client is presented with an itemized breakdown, including pricing for client approval. One of the most important rules of design is "form follows function." Susan's goal is to help her client understand and define their final goal. She likes to get to know her clients’ objectives by asking key questions and seeing the existing space. With the client’s input, they put together a finished space that is reflective of their lifestyle. Susan also enjoys incorporating family treasures, along with new items to bring about a cohesive space that has a balance of color, design, and aesthetics to transform the space into a comfortable, livable environment.