Characterised by creativity. Balanced with practicality.
We are a boutique interior design studio based in Godalming, founded by Susan Venn in 2013. Together, David and Susan have grown Susan Venn into a leading design studio that has built an exceptional reputation across interior architecture and design. Our Surrey-based studio is home to thoughtful and functional interior design that helps you live better.
We are a deliberately small, close-knit team, with over 50 collective years of involvement in interior transformations, a range of complementary skills, and extensive experience in large scale renovations.
We lead each phase from concept and architectural planning, through to technical design and on-site project management, with clear thinking and a spirited energy. Our proven processes and project monitoring expertise save you time, stress and unnecessary extra cost.
As registered members of BIID, the British Institute of Interior Design® and SBID, the Society of British & International Interior Design, you can trust us to be as experienced and informed as we are creative.
With an absence of House Style, our designs capture your personality, needs and lifestyle. We believe practical issues are as important as style. That’s why we place you and your needs at the centre of your design, whether we’re designing a piece of bespoke joinery or a perfectly balanced bathroom design.
Informed & Established
Our love of design includes materiality and innovation, and we draw from a constantly evolving library of materials and finishes. With over a decade of experience and as registered members of BIID – the British Institute of Interior Design® – you can trust us to be as experienced and informed as we are creative.
Straight Talking & Honest
Clients tell us they love our professional attitude. We never cut corners and will always go the extra mile in our pursuit of perfection. With a transparent fee structure, we work with you to set a realistic budget that delivers what you want at a price you can afford. We never hide extra costs and tell you upfront about problems and delays.
Inviting someone into your home is an enormous leap of faith. Here’s what you can expect if you choose to work with us.
People. Our business is founded on people. That’s why we promise to:
- Work with our clients as equals and invest time in getting to know you properly.
- Build positive relationships with the people we work with whether that’s as a customer, employee or a supplier.
- Treat others as we would want to be treated ourselves. From the installation team to the contractors, we’re fair and respectful.
Integrity. Something is only beautiful if the intention behind it is positive. That’s why we aim to work to the highest standards of integrity.
- We work in a transparent way and are clear about pricing and budget.
- We avoid smoke and mirrors; you get the bare facts from us and our experience in working on more than 80 design projects.
Communication. Creativity counts for nothing if there’s insufficient communication. We work hard to deliver:
- Expert organisation skills
- Project monitoring to realise your design vision
- Clear procedures and communication
- An efficient overall process
- Clear and easy procurement courtesy of our online systems.
In my opinion, Susan is on trend, tasteful, listens to your brief and delivers on time, to plan and works to a budget.
I have absolutely no hesitation recommending her services. Susan designed all of the internal layout of the property including the kitchen and bathrooms. She developed the initial concept, produced the detailed drawings (including colour schemes etc) for all contractors, and sourced all of the materials required. Throughout, Susan was pleasant, enthusiastic and professional.
Houzz User – 12. 2020