"CREATIVITY IS A GIFT THAT MUST BE SHARED"
A native New Yorker, Susan's love of art and design was cultivated at an early age. Her grandfather, George E. Minton, was the Lead Architect for the City of New York Department of Marine and Aviation. Susan would accompany him to his office on a regular basis, where he allowed her to play with his hand made scale models and drafting tools. In him, she had an incredible mentor, as his many architectural achievements include the 1962 World's Fair; the remaining structures at Flushing Meadow Park and City of the Future Exhibit, LaGuardia and JFK International Airports, Pier 42 in Manhattan and all of Gimbel's Department Stores.
Her love of art continued throughout her high school years and it was in her senior year she was voted "Most Artistic". That was a sign of things to come as Susan applied to, and was accepted to the Fashion Institute of Technology as a Textile Design major. After completing her studies at FIT, Susan's first job was working for the renowned furniture company, Ethan Allen. She stayed with them for nine years, initially as the head of display for their 15,000 square foot showroom in Nanuet, NY. Eventually she spearheaded the soft goods department, overseeing a a staff of six designers and turning it into the store's most profitable division.
In 1989, Susan struck out on her own with her firm "Interior Details"; a full service design studio located in Bardonia, NY. At the same time, she enrolled in studies at the New York School of Interior Design which culminated in her earning her NCIDQ certification in 1994; an accomplishment she is extremely proud of.
Besides participating in three of the past Hudson River Designer Showhouses, The 2016 Saddle River Showhouse, the 2017 Mansion In May Designer Showhouse, and her work being published in many major publications, Susan now has a new retail design studio located in Tuxedo Park NY. She is looking forward to using her multi faceted creative talents in helping many people to achieve their ideal living environments.