Suzanne Norman is a Raleigh, North Carolina based interior stylist and visual merchandiser. In 2012, Suz graduated from the University of North Carolina with a degree in International Studies and Medical Anthropology. During college, she found herself searching for a creative outlet and usually found herself rearranging her home until it felt “just right” and scouring flea markets for furniture to restore. After finishing her degree, she combined her passions to become her own kind of anthropologist: a visual merchandiser for Anthropologie. She started out curating store displays and seven years later, her role has continued to evolve. Suz now creates extensive, detailed store floor plans and manages the installations of new displays, and oversees all store merchandising. When you walk into Raleigh’s Anthropologie, Suz’s design touch is on every table, clothing rack, and shelf. Her success didn’t go unnoticed and often led to friend after friend asking Suz to bring her vision into their home as well. (Which, of course, she did.) As word spread, Suz realized that it was time to grow in her role as a designer and so Suzanne Norman Interiors was born.
Now, Suz strives to bring together comfort and aesthetics to make the spaces she works with as enjoyable to live in as they are to look at. Suz blends midcentury, traditional, and vintage styles so that her final design reflects an eclectic, layered point of view that is completely unique to each client. Suz’s passion is to design spaces that look and feel like they were curated over time, with thoughtful details balanced with modern touches to achieve a space you never want to leave.
When Suz isn’t designing, you can find her thinking about her next cup of coffee, researching new places to travel with her wife, and snuggling with her pups, Scout and Tucker. (Who both confirm that Suz picks out very comfortable furniture.)