The DesignPlusYou blog is designed to inspire the do-it-yourselfer. Visualization is an important part of the design process and although we would like to believe that we don't need any help coming up with ideas...sometimes we do. My hope is that you will get inspiration for your own space through some of the photos I post, as well as learn how to do some fun projects. 


-Home Improvement               -Organization Inspiration and Storage Solutions
-DIY projects                          -Before and Afters
-Store Visits (LA area)              -Design Trends
-Local Design Events                -Product Reviews
-Design News                          -Art and Craft Projects
-Interior Designer Profiles

*I currently post a few times a week, but would like to eventually be adding multiple posts daily.  


Hello.  My name is Susanne (my friends call me Susie). Originally from Ohio, I graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art. After graduation I began working as a set dresser in film and television before being employed at Richardson Design. From there I moved to Los Angeles where I continued to work as an art director and design assistant on various film projects. My knowledge of design and staging eventually led me to HGTV, where I served four seasons as designer for the popular home improvement show "Hammer Heads." In April of 2010, I decided to start my own design consulting business and currently am shooting another pilot for HGTV.  I love to travel around LA finding new and interesting spots to shop, work on my lovely little apartment, and search the internet for inspiring designs, art work, and more.