Suzanne Knowlton Designs opened in 2006.  We operate from offices in Sonoma County, north of San Francisco, with a satellite in New York City.  Our reach extends to any location where there is an airport.  


Our services are framed around the tastes and desires of our clients. Keeping that in mind, we plan and execute our designs with functionality first, then layer each project with timeless beauty that will last for years to come.  We seek to inspire our clients to be bold and express their personal nature and style through our work.  Every home and garden is an original, because every client is an individual.  


Given a free design hand to those who want to 'be inspired' we tend towards comfortable, transitional luxury interiors with a holistic approach to the outdoor and indoor lifestyle.  This is a product of our environment in Sonoma.  We would rather see a client purchase less and choose an investment in quality that will appraise well over time.  Budgets are of upmost importance to us.  It brings out our creativity and creates a positive working relationship with our clients. Trends that offer a better way to live, such as automatic lighting and shade systems,  solar, environmentally friendly materials, and water saving landscapes would always be a considered in projects that provide that opportunity.  


Suzanne has a tight team of people who work with her on projects.  They each contribute skills that are needed to execute a design from start to finish.  These include autocad and other computer skills, project management, and bookkeeping support staff.  Each client is given all the personal attention they require.


The principal, Suzanne Knowlton started her career in the restaurant business.  She opened and operated 8 distinct properties over a 20 year period.  She attended garden design classes at the local college, then completed her degree in Interior Design from The New York School of Interior Design, with honors.  She is a member of ASID and sat as a board member for the New York Chapter from 2010-2011.  Her interests include her new venture, The Artist’s Table making luxury table linens, fabric and pillows. She is also involved in the continual development of Knowlton Farms in Sebastopol, California.  At Knowlton Farms she runs a guesthouse and tends a large garden paradise along with her husband, who grows organic fruits and vegetables and Chardonnay for VML Winery in Healdsburg.


Our team is available to consult with you about your project at any time without obligation.

Suzanne Knowlton Designs is a boutique Interior/Exterior design firm.


Conceptual planning

Layout and design 

Surface finishes

Custom booths and banquettes

Custom lighting design


Space planning

Custom finishes and textiles for windows, beds, upholstery, and tabletop

Elevation drawings and plan layouts

Selection of soft furnishings including all items to make a house work. 

Art sourcing

Color planning 




Site planning

Single rooms to complete renovations

Outdoor design and plant selection