Dallas designer, Suzy Childress,established Childress Interiors, Inc. in 1982, a full service interior design firm after graduating from the University of Texas with a degree in interior design. Suzy’s lifelong love of design is evident throughout her work—commercial and residential—and she defines a successful project by how closely her services meet her clients’ goals and lifestyle. Her industry knowledge and sincerity in forming collaborative relationships enable her to produce signature looks. She works closely with architects and builders on the client’s behalf, prioritizing the client’s best interests. Suzy’s belief that “construction management on behalf of my clients is key to every successful project” and ensures an enjoyable process.
“I help clients gain a vision and create a path to their final results. Project management and problem solving are central focuses” says Suzy, “to create a team approach with the builder, architect and client. Many times clients may not know what they want, but they do know what they like, and I help them gain this vision- even if it’s nothing more than a fabric or a color that begins the process.” Creating an estimated furnishings budget coupled with design inspirations at the onset of the project are crucial in gaining insight for the client's expectations, and a "no surprises" approach.
Childress believes the key to being a successful designer is to listen closely to your clients and continually learn new sources, welcoming new ideas both from within the design community as well as valuable input from clients. “My approach to design is a collaborative one,constantly seeking information and input from my clients so that our end results are achieved together”.
Childress Interiors, Inc. offers a wide range of services such as initial programming and space planning,selection of all finishes and furnishings, architectural detailing, lighting design, custom furniture and cabinet design, construction documents, purchasing and installation of furnishings, budgets and estimates, overall project and construction management for both commercial and residential projects.
Registered Interior Designer, State of Texas (RID)
Allied Member, ASID