Susanna Salk


Susanna Salk is a designer, stylist, stager as well as the author of many best-selling design books. Her first was the unexpected hit, "A Privileged Life, Celebrating WASP Style" (Assouline) which stemmed from her upbringing on Boston's North Shore. Her next books celebrated design, from the personal weekend spaces of style makers in "Weekend Retreats" to "Room for Children: Stylish Spaces for Sleep and Play," which was the first book of its kind to explore design for the junior set. "Be Your Own Decorator: Taking Cues and Confidence from Today's Leading Designers" (Rizzoli) followed, inspiring people to take design into their own hands. Her 2013 debut of "C.Z. Guest: American Style Icon," (Rizzoli) was the first pictorial book on the iconic style of C.Z. Guest. "Decorate Fearlessly! Using Whimsy, Confidence and a Dash of Surprise to Create Personal Spaces," (Rizzoli, 2014) explored the power and panache rooms can have when decorated with confidence instead of rules and "It's the Little Things" (Rizzoli, 2016) focused on the big power of the little moments in rooms.

"At Home With Dogs and Their Designers" (Rizzoli, 2017) is part design book, part love letter to the beloved dogs of some of the world's top interior designers and the stylish life they share. Her latest, "The Power of Pattern: Interiors and Inspiration: A Resource Guide" showcases a wide range of textile and wallpaper patterns on full pages, but also shows them in rooms decorated by top interior designers. Salk also hosts the popular "At Home With" video series via the Quintessence blog. With now almost one hundred episodes logging over 4 million views, she has visited the homes and gardens of top designers and style makers around the globe. "My goal," says Salk, "is to always give design a voice."