California Luxury Style With Susan Spath of Kern & Company

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In this edition of Love Happens’ Proust-style Design Questionnaire, join us for a peek inside the creative and inspiring mind of Susan Spath, President of Kern & Company and Principal Designer of Susan Spath Interior Design. From their San Diego, CA studio, Susan and her team create timeless interiors. Each design is tailored to the unique lives of their clients while fully delivering on the promise of a California luxury lifestyle.

Along with her design firm, Susan helms luxury furnishings showroom Kern & Company. With a showroom in the Solana Beach Design District, Kern & Company has long been a resource for high-end furnishings, providing Southern California with a curated range of leading brands, custom furniture, bespoke window treatments, distinctive lighting, elegant rugs, and accessories for over twenty-five years.

Read on and be inspired!

The Lh Design Questionnaire With Susan Spath

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Seeing the family enjoy their new home for the first time.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

My two daughters. Having them now both working with me everyday designing gives me a wonderful feeling of happiness sharing with them my passion and love for design.

What profession does your alter ego have?

Fashion Designer

The project you will never forget.

My clients from London, when the children saw their new rooms and just loved them and later finding them all jumping in the pool already feeling like this was their home.

Your favourite business tool or resource.

World travel especially with European architecture and design.

The most timeless design.

A mix of old antique or reclaimed elements with new or modern pieces.

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The biggest design faux pas.

Holding onto furniture pieces that don’t complement the room, that are not the right fit, shape, or style.

Your design motto.

It is impossible to overdo luxury.

Our publisher KOKET makes statement décor, if you were to design a room around one KOKET piece, which would it be, and why?

The Envy Chaise. Giving a client a beautiful and relaxing piece to enjoy.

Love happens when…

Love Happens always when I am designing.

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