Sam Francis, "SFM 81-021," c. 1981. Courtesy of Peyton Wright Gallery.
Pair of George III Mahogany Hall Chairs, c. 1760. Courtesy of Clinton Howell Antiques.

Suzanne Lovell has been practicing the art of interior design for over twenty-five years. Widely recognized as an expert in art, antiques, textiles, and furnishings, Lovell aims to redefine the traditional notion of luxury in interior design by including contemporary twists and touches inspired by her diverse clientele. Using elements such as architectural materials, furniture, fabric, and design objects, she creates residences that reflect both the client’s personal style as well as the firm’s distinct culture.

Lovell is the Principal of Suzanne Lovell, Inc., an international, full service, architectural interior design firm, which she established in Chicago in 1986. Prior to opening her firm, Lovell studied with Olivio Ferrari at Virginia Tech, the top-ranked architecture program in the country. Ferrari, a Bauhaus trained, Swiss-German architect, believed a focus on craft was paramount to the profession -- a sentiment that is appartment in all of Lovell’s projects . Lovell also worked as an architect for Skidmore, Owings and Merrill -- one of the largest and most influential architecture and interior design firms in the world.

Rare Pair of Lounge Chairs by Edward Wormley for Dunbar, c. 1950. Courtesy of Archive.
Centerpiece Bowl No. 296B, Georg Jensen, c. 1945-1977. Courtesy of Drucker Antiques.

Lovell has been featured in Architectural Digest’s esteemed AD100: The World’s Top Designers and Architects and her work has appeared in leading design publications, including Veranda, House Beautiful, and Elle Decor. She is a sought-after lecturer and keynote speaker, addressing the topics of passionate collecting, fine art, as well as the intelligent integration of architectural interiors with sophisticated furnishings, textiles, and art. Lovell’s first monograph, Artistic Interiors, was published by Stewart, Tabori & Chang, a division of Abrams Books, in October 2011. The sumptuous volume offers a glimpse into Lovell’s distinct design process through striking images of her work.

Portrait of a Girl in a Pink Dress Holding a Red Book. Courtesy of Hirschl & Adler Galleries.

Suzanne Lovell browsed InCollect and selected objects that would be right at home in an urbane Manhattan penthouse. Among her top picks are a boldly colored monotype on handmade paper by Sam Francis from Peyton Wright Gallery; a nineteenth-century full-length portrait from Hirschl & Adler Galleries; an abstract painting by the contemporary artist Lisa Corinne Davis from Gerald Peters Gallery; elegant  floor lamps by the mid century modern design master Tommi Parzinger from Objects20c; an outstanding wing desk in Koa wood by Vladimir Kagan from Todd Merrill Studio;  a stack-laminated table by the father of American studio furniture, Wendell Castle, from Moderne Gallery; a delicate yet commanding Queen Anne high chest from the Stanley Weiss Collection; a rare pair of lounge chairs in walnut and textured gray fabric by Edward Wormley from Archive; a pair of intricately carved George III mahogany hall chairs from Clinton Howell Antiques; and an ornate Georg Jensen centerpiece bowl in sterling silver from Drucker Antiques. Spanning a variety of movements, styles, and forms, Lovell’s collection reflects her singular ability to curate an expansive array of art, furnishings, and antiques to create expressive, thoughtfully crafted spaces.

Suzanne Lovell.

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