About Us

Firm Philosophy

With a solid architectural foundation, we strive every day to design residential interiors that offer unique lifestyle experiences for our clients.

Material palettes, both architectural and decorative, come together to create a continuity that reflects an integrated experience of place.

With fine art and object, we inspire an imaginative dialogue that becomes a client’s reality of “HOME”.

About Suzanne

Award-winning architect and interior designer Suzanne Lovell focuses upon residential design for Private Clients. She is widely recognized as an expert in fine art, textiles and design furniture.

After completing her professional degree in architecture, Lovell was hired by Skidmore Owings & Merrill as an architect and moved to Chicago in 1980. She started her own business in 1985 to focus on residential architecture and interior design, and her practice now includes a fine art collection advisory. Lovell creates couture residences that reflect a masterful approach to architectural detailing and an imaginative dialogue around her Clients’ integrated experience of place.

Suzanne Lovell Inc. has received national and international design awards, and their work has been published by Architectural Digest, The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Modern Magazine, Interiors Magazine, Veranda and Boat International. Lovell is an Architectural Digest Top 100 Interior Architect, she was recently inaugurated into the Chicago Merchandise Mart Hall of Fame (2018) and her office was listed as one of the “Coolest Offices” in Chicago 2018 by Crain’s Chicago Business.   

Suzanne is a member of the Director’s Vision Council at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, The Society for Contemporary Art at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Advisory Board of Virginia Tech’s School of Architecture + Design, and participated as a member for the Dress for Success Worldwide Board of Directors. Her book, Artistic Interiors: Designing with Fine Art Collections was published in 2011.

The Team

Katie Boyce

Katie Boyce

Managing Partner

NCIDQ Certified

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Katie has been working with Suzanne since 2005. As Managing Partner, she is a key client contact and serves as a central point of communication throughout the design process. She specializes in interior product sourcing and has developed close relationships with a diverse and masterful group of craftspeople and vendors. Katie has built a strong and successful team that oversees all aspects of interior products from sourcing, specification and purchasing through to installation.

Katie earned a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from the University of Cincinnati. She is a mother of two young daughters, and, with her husband, strives to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.

Raj Desai

Raj Desai

Managing Partner

Registered Architect, LEED AP

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Raj is a LEED-Accredited Registered Professional Architect with over 17 years of experience in Chicago. As Managing Partner, he oversees the architecture team to coordinate on all phases of each project including permit, bid and construction documents, and manages Building, City and County review processes for smooth project execution. As client advocate and key site point person, Raj coordinates all contract agreements with General Contractor and Sub-Contractors to ensure the efficient, timely, and accurate delivery of each project.

In addition to his 5 years at Suzanne Lovell Inc., Raj has worked as a Senior Project Manager for Skywalker Properties where he coordinated and managed development of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art initiative in Chicago and the West Coast. Raj has extensive experience in high-rise development when he worked as a Project Architect with Fujikawa Johnson Gobel Architects, who is deeply rooted in the principles of Mies Van Der Rohe.

He holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the Academy of Architecture in Mumbai, India. A father of two children, and with his wife, seeks a life that is balanced between the strict discipline of work and enjoying the small and big moments with family. Raj is an avid outdoorsman who loves hiking in the mountains.

Gosia Podosek

Gosia Podosek

Design Partner

NCIDQ Certified

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Gosia has worked with Suzanne for more than 15 years. As Design Partner, she and Suzanne consider each project to establish the architectural language, design direction, initial concept sketches, and color and material palettes. She analyzes the fine architectural details as they create the total project, working diligently to ensure all remain true to the design intent. Gosia prepares bid documents, reviews and analyzes vendor proposals and provides final approval so that all architectural product is of the highest quality and design. She collaborates with artists and craftspeople to develop custom interiors, from furniture and rugs to plumbing fixtures and hardware.

Gosia holds a Bachelor of Interior Architecture degree from The School of the Art Institute Chicago. She is also an accomplished fine artist who exhibits regularly, and consistently travels to all corners of the globe for adventure and inspiration.

Kristin Murphy Romanski

Kristin Murphy Romanski

Fine Art Director

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Kristin has worked with Suzanne for nearly 14 years managing the firm’s Fine Art Services program. As Fine Art Director, she and Suzanne have worked diligently to build an art department that folds in seamlessly with the efforts of the Suzanne Lovell Inc. design and architectural team. She coordinates purchases from artists, galleries and private collections, and acts as bidding agent to coordinate new purchases at auction. Additional services include restoration, framing and art installation coordination. She facilitates appraisals and consignments, and provides collection management, international logistics, museum exhibition and donation coordination.

Kristin holds degrees in Art History and Studio Art from the University of Illinois, Chicago, with a research concentration and primary interest in Contemporary Art.

Frank Fishella

Frank Fishella

Vice President

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Frank has worked with Suzanne for more than 20 years and is an interior design industry business professional specializing in creative services management. He has worked closely with Suzanne to develop the business protocol that shares clear communication with each client throughout the life of their project. As a member of the Senior Management Team of Suzanne Lovell Inc., Frank coordinates global project scheduling and leads the Business and Administrative teams. Frank manages the firm’s philanthropic and charitable giving efforts and manages the firm’s public relations and marketing efforts.

Frank is active as a part of the Chicago Dancemakers Forum, as a consultant to the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, and is Past President Emeritus of Hedwig Dances.

Suzanne Lovell Inc. is a preeminent architecture and interior design firm based in Chicago that features a boutique fine art advisory.

Artistic Interiors Book

Artistic Interiors is an extraordinary volume featuring the work of prestigious architectural interior designer Suzanne Lovell. Hundreds of full color photographs feature her unique approach toward designing couture environments that create an expressive home through the integration of architecture, sophisticated materials, and fine art.

Exploring more than a dozen residences, Lovell takes the reader on a journey through homes with sumptuous interiors, finely crafted details, and exceptional collections. A lifestyle architect practicing at the intersection of architecture and interiors, design and art, Lovell’s work incorporates an expansive array of paintings, drawings, and photography, ceramics and sculpture, textiles, custom furnishings, and antiques. Suzanne Lovell is the go-to designer for the passionate collector and Artistic Interiors offers a glimpse into her distinct design process through striking images of her work.

Architect and interior designer Suzanne Lovell is the Principal of Chicago-based Suzanne Lovell Inc. and founder of Twill Textiles. Her work is regularly featured in Architectural Digest – she has twice been included in “The AD 100 Top Architects and Designers” – as well as House Beautiful, Interiors, and Veranda. She is widely respected as an expert on art, antiques, textiles, and furnishings and is a sought-after lecturer addressing the topics of passionate collecting and the intelligent integration of architectural interiors.

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Client Testimonials

“They have the highest expectations of themselves, the contractors, their clients and the final product. While some probably cannot appreciate this exacting methodology, I could not be satisfied any other way.”

—Client, Manhattan

“We all appreciated the professionalism of Suzanne Lovell, Inc. The detail of the client’s home and your team were Superior. We look forward to more work together over the coming years.”

—Randy Kurtz, Kurtz Homes Naples

“Forget that you are amazingly talented and diligent designers. What you provide is peace of mind.”

—Client, Chicago

“They are to be admired for their good business sense as well as their exceptional design sense.”

—Client, San Francisco

“We first walked into our new place on Saturday and have been in a state of bliss ever since. Our home is absolutely spectacular – in its overall conception and in every detail, in design and execution. Hats off to you – you do great work!”

—Client, Manhattan