A very rare Tom Dixon Bull Chair, circa 1986. Courtesy of Fritz & Hollander.
A four-panel Vues Aériennes de Pair lacquer screen, Pierre Bobot, c. 1950. Courtesy of H.M. Luther.

Widely recognized as one of the country’s leading interior designers, Suzanne Tucker is a master at creating spaces that are impossibly elegant yet warm and approachable. Rooted in the classics and tinged with an Old World, European grandeur, Tucker’s timeless interiors are punctuated by fine art, one-of-a-kind antiques, sumptuous textiles, and eye-catching decorative objects. From worldly hilltop villas to glamorous penthouses, Tucker creates truly custom homes that reflect her clients’ interests, passions, and personalities.

A native of Santa Barbara, California, Tucker graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with a BFA in Design. After a period spent working in London, Tucker returned to California, where she became the protégé of the groundbreaking interior designer and inventor of the iconic “California Look,” Michael Taylor. In 1986, alongside Timothy F. Marks, Tucker founded Tucker & Marks, which quickly emerged as one of the most respected and influential design firms in the U.S. Based in San Francisco, the firm’s approach to design is driven by six essential elements -- color, layers, lighting, scale, texture, and quality.

A perennial on the esteemed AD100 list of leading interior designers, Tucker is known for her passion for architecture and design and is often asked to lecture on her work incorporating antiques, textiles, and decorative arts into her interiors. Tucker’s award-winning projects have been featured in numerous magazines and books, including her own publications Rooms to Remember: The Classic Interiors of Suzanne Tucker and Suzanne Tucker Interiors - The Romance of Design.

A Tibetan Khaden. Courtesy of Sandra Whitman Antique & Old Chinese Rugs.
Executive Desk by Gio Ponti, c. 1938. Courtesy of Todd Merrill Studio.

Suzanne Tucker browsed InCollect and selected daring, elegant, and intriguing works with collectors, adventurers, and explorers in mind. According to Tucker, “I selected this collection of specialty pieces for a livable, highly personal space that is a true expression of individuality.” Among the one-of-a-kind pieces are an executive desk crafted using Aniegre wood, a species of African Mahogany, European Maple, and bronze by the mid century modern design master Gio Ponti from Todd Merrill Studio; a turned buckeye weed pot by the pioneering wood turner, Rude Osolnik, from Moderne Gallery; an unusual Moroccan Berber carpet in a slightly askew checkerboard design from Double Knot; a Zen-inspired Lotus Chair by the rattan master Miller Yee Fong from Archive; a folk sculpture of a seated cat carved in sandstone from American Primitive Gallery; a graphic abstract “Brush Stroke” painting by the Russian artist Victor Umnov from Objects20c; a whimsical mid-nineteenth century salmon weathervane from Charles Wilson Antiques and Folk Art; a pair of ornate silver candlesticks from Peyton Wright Gallery; a rare Tibetan tiger design khaden from Sandra Whitman Antique & Old Chinese Rugs; a set of four hand-carved pine milliners’ forms from Just Folk; a pair of British Admiralty binoculars, circa 1942, from Vallejo Gallery; a four-panel Vues Aériennes de Pair lacquer screen of the Louvre and Jardin de Tuileries from H.M. Luther; a bronze horse sculpture by the contemporary artist Deborah Butterfield from Heather James Fine Art; and a rare Tom Dixon bull chair, which is one of only forty examples ever made, from Fritz & Hollander.

Suzanne Tucker.

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