About Susan

Susan SargentSusan Sargent is a textile artist, trained in Sweden. Her initial career was custom woven tapestries, sold through galleries and shows.

In 1995, sensing a need for a different style and price point for lively textile products, she founded her commercial crafts company, Susan Sargent Designs. The initial collections were rugs, cushion covers, throws and bedding.

color wheelBased in Vermont, she partnered with vendors and artisans in India, China, and Italy to develop a range of goods for the home furnishings industry. These were sold wholesale through showrooms in Atlanta, High Point, NC, and New York and a sales rep network.

During these years her company sold to over 1000 accounts in the US. These ranged from major retailers (Neiman Marcus) to small independent home furnishing stores. She also developed custom designs for a wide range of mail-order catalogues, including Orvis, Colonial Williamsburg, Lands End,Sundance, Plow and Hearth, Cuddledown, and Laura Ashley Home.

Susan’s colorful design aesthetic was later expanded through licensing deals with Robert Allen (fabrics), Mohawk (rugs and throws) Springs (bedding and bath), Noritake (dinnerware), Lexington Furniture, York wallpaper, and Fine Paints of Europe.

Two retail stores, in Boston and Vermont, showcased the complete range of home furnishings, all built around her signature palette of vivid but useable color, through 2010.

Author of three books on the impact of color in home design, she offers services in Interior Design, Color Consulting, Garden Design, and Custom Tapestries.