So pleased to have miss Susanna Salk here today. Susanna helped launch Elle Decor as Interior Design Manager. She later became a Contributing Editor. In 2003, she joined House and Garden Magazine, where she was, until its closing, Special Projects Editor. Today, Salk appears regularly on NBC’s “Today Show” to discuss design style for the home. She is also a Contributing Editor to 1stdibs.com, and ivillage.com. Salk lives in Connecticut with her husband and two boys.
Salk is the author of Assouline’s “A Privileged Life, Celebrating WASP Style,” as well as “Weekend Retreats” and the bestselling “Room for Children: Stylish Spaces for Sleep and Play,” (both by Rizzoli.) “Home Sweet Home” celebrates the international interiors shot by renowned photographer Oberto Gili.
Her latest, “Be Your Own Decorator: Taking Cues and Confidence from Today’s Leading Designers” was published by Rizzoli in March, 2012. Salk is currently working on the first pictorial book on CZ Guest (out Rizzoli in 2013) the American stage actress, author, columnist, horsewoman, fashion designer, muse and socialite. It will celebrate her iconic style in her homes, garden and fashion with insightful memories by many of the people who loved her and knew her best. Take it away, Susanna!
1.Who would you want to play you in a movie?
2.I wish I could…
Take 6 months off and travel the world with my family
3.My first style memory is…
my glamorously dressed grandmother emerging from her bedroom pre cocktails, fastening an earring to her ear while her dogs scampered at her ankles
4.I can’t live without…
my iPhone, trader joes, GPS, leopard Belgian loafers
5. I could live without:
Photo that always inspires me:
Hutton Wilkinson’s staircase : it never fails to delight me every time I look at it