Suzanne Kasler is coming to Baton Rouge!

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As anyone who reads design blogs knows, the work of Atlanta designer Suzanne Kasler is widely extolled and discussed throughout the blogging world. She was first brought to my attention by one of her hometown admirers, Things that Inspire.

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Things that Inspire, who is quite a student of dining room decor posted this gorgeous picture from Traditional Home which showcases some of Kasler's strengths as a designer: her skillful combination of traditional and more modern pieces, the way she uses a mix of soft colors to create fresh and elegant environments, and her use of symmetry to provide the elegant feeling of calm and balance within the room.

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I love the fresh, modern elegance and confident use of the color pink in this room, also from Things that Inspire. Of course, my eye is also drawn to the curvy, playful lined, yet traditional chandelier and sconces seen here.



Suzanne is so popular among bloggers, that Joni at Cote de Texas has even named her as Number 8 in her widely read and anticipated feature on her Top Ten Designers! The gorgeous room above, from Cote de Texas leaves little question as to how this  decorator has become so popular.

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In fact, Joni says that Suzanne has "blazed her trail through the Interior Design world" and has her work published at a dizzying rate. Joni says, "Young and vibrant, Kasler's designs are as colorful and full of life as she is."  I love the ethereal blue color of this dining room, the finely slipcovered chairs and the graceful chandelier.

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More from Cote de Texas. I'm loving the beautiful black screen and the balanced composition of the sofa and bench/ottomans placed in the intimate seating corner of this room.

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Another admirer of Suzanne is Patricia Gray, who comments of the designers outstanding use of black and white.

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The Peak of Chic featured this picture showing a very fabulous piece from Suzanne Kasler's new line of furniture which she has designed for Hickory Chair.
This quatrefoil shape which she has expertly incorporated into the back of the chair is a perfect example of Kasler's deft use of classic historic forms with an updated appeal.

In Suzanne Kasler, Hickory Chair has found just the person to provide them with furniture designed for today's fabulous home. In her expert hands, the designs are modern with a lasting elegance drawn from classic lines, shapes and colors. These pieces are made to travel through a lifetime of homes and decors.


Inspired by antique French chair designs, this lines of this chair cleaned up and simplified to sublime effect.


More French influence, shown in soft easy modern colors and sumptuous fabrics.


This is such a now interpretation of Chippendale lines. It's so clean and fresh and mixes easily. I love the light painted wood.


There is  nothing cleaner lined and more attractive than this armless sofa. The attention to detail is beautiful.

Like so many other bloggers, I have become a fan!

So I guess you can imagine how excited I am to have received this invitation from my friend Jim Smith of Dixon Smith Interiors  in Baton Rouge.

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Yes, I've been invited to Jim's wonderful Interior Design Showroom to meet the designer herself, and I'm thrilled.

Dixon Smith Interiors is The Place to Go in Baton Rouge for full service Interior Design. They have a talented staff of designers who create beautiful interiors for their clients.

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I'm very happy to say that they carry Julie Neill Lighting.

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I'm really looking forward to meeting Suzanne.


I'll let you know all about it! Stay tuned!

I am the owner of Julie Neill Designs in New Orleans where we create beautiful custom lighting. This blog is my love letter to the unique people, places and happenings which make New Orleans the amazing place it is.

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