Ecolux Interiors - San Diego - Suzi OBrien

Ecolux Interiors - San Diego - Suzi OBrien

5.0 (2)
1 hire on HomeGuide
2 employees

About this pro

People's Choice award many years in a row. Champion of healthy design and sustainability. Love working with artists and travelers and my job is to bring out the brilliant inner designer in you for unique beautiful interiors - so perfect for you and your loved  ones.

Im all about the Creative Challenge. Getting your personality, love, best function for best value. Happiness in every day life!!

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Credentials

San Diego, CA 92106
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2 Reviews

5.0

  • Edie Butler

    Suzi O’Brien of Ecolux worked with my husband and myself to design a complicated stairway for the entry to our home. She guided us and our contractor through the many decision necessary to arrive a structurally strong and visually appealing plan. Her use of the 3D program was key to all getting on the same page. Suzi also helped us enliven the arrangement of our art work throughout our house. All the walls look newly refreshed. Thank you Suzi OBrien! Edith Butler

  • Sheri Rosalia

    Suzi takes the stress out of interior design. I've got strong opinions, and it is important to me to feel respected when working with someone, and what I love about Suzi is that she hears you. She is really good at finding solutions that work within my budget and style - there are almost too many choices out there! Without ever feeling scolded or contradicted, she helps avoid what could have been time consuming, hard to live with, and costly errors. In addition, she's calm and an all around pleasant person. You spend so much time with a designer through a project, that I think that is pretty important. Suzi is up to date on the state of the art eco-friendly materials and strategies, which didn't apply in my case, but is of course what most of us want these days. Go green!



FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

We start with a phone interview so we can both learn a bit more about each other and the project. Then I come to the home to spend time getting to know my potential clients. Its really them picking me and me picking them as this relationship is critical to a smooth and enjoyable experience. If we click, then we make a plan together.


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

An AA In Interior Design from Bellevue College. This is an "accredited" program so its top notch and is both the art and science of Interiors.

Kitchen and Bath design courses. Masters in Social Work whick is so valuable in this work. I am a coach, advacate and provider of an experience that transforms environments for increased happpiness & health. This impacts relationshps with self and loved ones!

Ongoing education with National Kitchen & Bath Assicoation and American Society for Interior Designers. Aging in Place, and Green Building.


Do you have a standard pricing system for your services? If so, please share the details here.

I usually do projects with budgets of $60,000 to $775,000. For these I usually charge hourly and I take a deposit upfront.

I also do design coaching for the DIY folks. For $250 I come spend an hour with you and give you all the ideas I can for your interests.  I enjoy helping everyone get professional support in home redesign.


How did you get started in this business?

I had a first career in Non-Profits and worked extensively in the Treatment Foster Care system at the YMCA of Greater Seattle. I designed and built a county wide program for young adults leaving foster care with housing, education, support and more.

Then 12 years ago I decided to take up my love of art and color and building and turn my talents for helping people to reach their potential for happiness into the very hands on career of Interior Design.


What types of customers have you worked with?

I love working with people who are invloved in and excited about their families and communities. Single folks, partners, families....its all good for me.

People who love to travel like I do are especially fun - incorporating art, pics and more from advuntures is a wonderful way to celebrate life in our homes.

Im also a big proponent of makeing decisions that help our planet and our health. Im a vol with the Green Bulding Council.