This month on p//h balanced we spoke with the Patron of the Royal Academy of Arts, member of the British Fashion Council Fashion Trust and member of the British Institute of Interior Design, Simone Suss. She tells us her story behind about how she stepped into the world of interior design, opened her own interior design studio, Studio Suss, and designed her family home.
We asked Simone how it all started and Simone brought us back to the 90s when she was studying International Management with American Business Studies at Manchester University with 2-year-exchange programme in the USA. In the initial stages of her career, she revealed that she was more into management, marketing and branding, which resulted in her first job. She took an indirect route into interior design and expressed she enjoyed design as “more than just a passion”. Years later when building her first family home she said it was such an emotional, and instrumental process which helped her in the journey of becoming a interior designer. After the completion of this magnificent project, her house was featured in a magazine, bringing the opportunity for her to create the website from which Studio Suss was born and grew to what it is today.
Simone gets inspiration everywhere she goes, and for her, travelling is key to finding inspirations and also one of her favourite things to do when not working. She mentioned her latest trip to Ibiza, where she embraced the way the culture used colour and materials.
Being an owner of a successful business, she defined success as “having a bit of inner peace and knowing that you are on the right track”. Although being busy with work, she still manages to spend time as much time as she can with her family. She shared with us that she enjoys watching super hero films with her children and revealed that Captain Marvel was her favourite character because she too would love to possess the ability to fly and be a super strong woman. We defiantly think that Simone is super and she has inspired us as well as showed us that working and spending time with family and friends is possible and important with a busy schedule.