Allied ASID, LEED AP ID+C, NKBA
Designer, Susan Sissman offers full service residential and commercial interior design services through her company, Susan Sissman Design, LLC.
Susan earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design from the Harrington College of Design in Chicago. She previously earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Loyola University of Chicago where she studied studio Fine Arts and Art History. Her former career work experience as a graphic designer provided a valuable foundation for her current work as an interior designer. This diverse background, as well as her mature appreciation and sensitivity for all the many styles of design, art and architecture contribute to Susan’s unique and broad based talents as an exceptional interior designer. In fact, Susan’s eye for design caught the attention of the Chicago Mayor’s office that chose SSD to furnish that office with a first place award winning rug design. SSD has also been selected to be a designer for the prestigious Lake Forest Showhouse.
Susan Sissman Design (SSD) enjoys creating interiors that range from transitional through contemporary styling, with an emphasis on strong graphic visual contrasts and global influences. They excel in space planning and color palette selection that coordinates through their fine taste and choice of fabrics, furniture and finishes. It’s all about the mix. Scale and proportion are paramount, as well as attention to details.
SSD keeps abreast of what is current by keeping up with new product launches and emerging trends within the interior design marketplace and through involvement at local art museums, galleries and organizations that helps inspire their design practice. Susan has an extensive background in the design industry and a wide range of professional skills that includes transitioning from two-dimensional graphic design into the three-dimensional world of interior design.
Clients receive personalized attention through consultations that provide direction and support through all phases of the interior design process, including project management. SSD helps clients make sure their living or work space fits their needs, likes and function through careful review of floor plans for furniture space planning as well as guidance in selecting color palettes and finishes. Kitchen & Bathroom renovation and design is available including custom cabinetry, furniture and upholstery.
Susan is an active Allied ASID-American Society of Interior Designers member and served on the Board of Directors as Membership Director. Susan has also been included to the distinguished team of interior designers at the Merchandise Mart as a "Designer On Call". She is committed to green practices in interior design and is certified as LEED AP ID+C. Her membership with NKBA-National Kitchen & Bath Association keeps her educated and up to date within this market sector.
Welcome to my blog “The Mix”, where I’ll be showcasing and celebrating creativity in all genres of great design, art & architecture that I come across in my everyday world.
All with the intent to inspire, inform & delight you to create great interiors for your living or work space.
It’s all about the mix. Scale and proportion are paramount, as well as attention to details.
Enjoy! - Susan Sissman, Designer
Just drop me a line if you want to work together. I'll get back to you asap.
Thanks for visiting! - Susan
SSD is the perfect partner for your interior design project offering solutions that meet your needs while staying within budget.
- Susan Sissman, Owner
SSD helps clients make sure their living or work space fits their needs, likes and function through careful review of floor plans for furniture space planning as well as guidance in selecting color palettes and finishes.
SSD enjoys creating interiors that range from transitional through contemporary styling. They excel in color palette selection that coordinates through their fine taste and choice of fabrics, furniture and finishes.
Servicing: Chicago, North Shore, Western & North Western Suburbs
- Full Service Interior Design
- Remodeling & New Construction
- Vacation & Second Homes
- Kitchen & Bathroom Renovation, Cabinetry
- Concept Planning
- Space Planning
- Architectural Drawings
- Color Palette & Paint Selection
- Materials & Finishes Selections
- Plumbing Fixtures Specification
- Lighting Fixtures Specification
- Hardware Options
- Fabric Selections
- Furniture Sourcing
- Custom Furniture
- Window Treatments
- Wallcovering Options
- Rugs & Flooring
- Art & Accessories
SSD offers Kitchen & Bathroom renovation and design including custom cabinetry, hardware, plumbing & lighting fixtures specification, furniture and upholstery.
SSD partners with Clients to receive personalized attention through consultations, that provide direction and support through all phases of the interior design process, including project management.
From concept to completed vision, we are committed to achieving your total satisfaction within your defined budget.
Your project is as unique as you are. Our team will develop a solution that matches your personal style.
Professional Memberships & Qualifications.
- Allied ASID-American Society of Interior Designers member
- Served as ASID Board of Directors, Membership Director
- Designer On Call for Merchandise Mart
- Certified as LEED AP ID+C
- NKBA-National Kitchen & Bath Association member
We provide space planning, color selection, furniture, fixtures & finishes sourcing as well as project management.
“Susan was just perfect working with my contractor, following up on all the details and giving decorating advice. She kept the cost down and was very attentive to my ideas - told me what would work and wouldn't work. Susan got the job done on-time and on-budget.”
Terry Bess, Client
“In the restaurant business, you want a place from the outside that looks inviting and creates a warm and enjoyable atmosphere for dinners, and Susan was able to accomplish that in this space. Susan was reffered to me and turned out to be the best choice and I'm very happy with the end result."
Scott Kay, Client
“Susan has a sense of style and a sense of purpose in her work and I am delighted with the results.”
Gale Goldstick, Client
Susan Sissman Design, LLC
- 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza
PO BOX 3869
Chicago, Illinois 60654
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