Design Detour: Suzanne Kasler

Suzanne Kasler’s name evokes a tranquil home awash in tasteful neutrals, but don’t let these serene rooms fool you — a great deal of work goes into creating inviting spaces to unwind. With three monographs and signature lines for La Cornue, Lee Jofa, Ballard Designs, Hickory Chair and Visual Comfort, Suzanne embraces her adopted hometown’s dynamic design sensibility and always keeps an eye out for what’s next.


“Atlanta is one of the most beautiful residential cities in the country,” she says. “When my clients renovate their classical homes, they want to preserve the architectural integrity and update it in a fresh, edited way.”



“I love to have dinner at Bacchanalia with close friends! Annie, the owner and chef, grows all the vegetables on her own farm, Summerland, just north of Atlanta. The ambiance is so special and the presentation of each dish is as fabulous to look at as it is to enjoy!



“We are using wallcovering more than ever! In my own home, I have de Gournay’s beautiful 'Earlham' custom colored on grey painted silk in the dining room and Phillip Jeffries Glam Grass in blush in the powder room.”


“Our clients are asking for a more modern update when we design their homes. We are able to achieve this with fabulous lighting with contemporary elements and different finishes like plaster, glass, iron, brass and rock crystal.”




“Dusty Griffith is one of my favorite Atlanta-based artists. His color sensibility is so beautiful and paired with the wax media it offers a subtle depth. Also, his color palettes often relate and complement the hues in my interiors.”



“Atlanta has amazing shops! I love Bungalow Classic, Dixon Rye and B.D. Jeffries for furniture and home accessories — then I head to Pryor Fine Art, TEW Galleries & Alan Avery Art Company.”