Suzanne Lovell ushers a young family into the world of art and collectible design, weaving a rich tapestry of memories old and new
Some of the most fulfilling moments in an interior design project occur when a bond develops between designer and client. A synergy is created, the vision and guidance of the designer merges with the trust and enthusiasm of the clients, and the result is a home that is a deeply personal expression of the homeowners’ life and style. Suzanne Lovell Inc. was able to explore collecting and connoisseurship in depth with the thoughtful owners of this Lincoln Park Residence. Historic references and the quality of the maker added character to the residence, with selections from contemporary designers who are producing antiques of the future. Her team helped the clients to learn and enjoy the process of creating a collection of fine art and collectible design. The collectors are first generation Irish-Americans and celebrate a large family. Suzanne and her team of designers and art advisory services advanced their interest in collecting and support of Irish artists and makers, and have carried that effort throughout their residences. Suzanne remarked, “We are making memories — we have been to Ireland with them to visit Joseph Walsh, and we saw firsthand his ability to realize creations that are ‘beautiful enough for a blind man to see!’ ” Walsh, alongside other world-renowned makers and artists, have each contributed to crafting the client’s unique story — a celebration of their first-generation Irish heritage, the wonderful homes that they have kept around the world, and their expression in collectible design and fine art.
Photography by Steve Hall & Kendall McCaugherty © Hall + Merrick Photographers