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About susan

Susan Tollefsen:  Quirky, Fun, Stylish…with a Twist Raleigh, NC-based Susan Tollefsen (Susan Tollefsen Interiors) has been an interior designer for 12 years but she’s been working at design in one form or another most of her life – from crafting Barbie’s Dream Drapes as a child to styling dorm rooms in college. Design has been a lifelong passion and she always brings freshness and a new way of looking at things to every project. Flip through her portfolio and you’ll find a sense of style that is fun yet thought-provoking…ever-stylish but with a twist!
My personal FAV!

I am working on a couple of projects with challenging entry’s.  {Even made a Pinterest page for inspiration.} Here are some cool pics of foyers…small and large.    


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Pink and Orange

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Job I am working on...with a Trina Turk pillow

Gazing around my office at the clutter and crazy colors. EUREKA! I am completely obsessed with pink and orange. I did not even realize my love for this combo. Here are some photos of my {now very obvious} favorite pink and … Continue reading


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lee lounger

 I had a great time at The High Point Furniture Market. High energy was evident and it was good to see color again.  The one trend every company focused on was the whole “Mad Men” theme. (This is good news … Continue reading


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Designer…Kelly Wearstler

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Kelly Wearstler is my # 2 favorite designer after JA {aka Jonathan Adler} I must say she has a real special sense of style and flare. Like JA she likes the feel of mid century modern and color that is … Continue reading


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It is official…everything comes back again.  I have seen the crochet look pop in and out of fashion for years. Crocheted bracelets and jewelry are really hot right now. These woven knitted textures are really popping up on the interiors … Continue reading


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World Peace….

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So…I have always had a fascination with globes and maps…. maybe it is my lost sense of direction..hehehe. I think these ideas are great for decorating kids rooms or any room. Think genius and of course world peace! Travel the … Continue reading


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Forks and Spoons…Art?

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re-purposing silverware(thanks to Pinterest!) ..Who knew?


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David Hicks…Love

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I am always inspired by the bold graphic designs of the late David Hicks. Maybe I love D.H. design because I was born in the 60′s…or because geometry was always appealing to me. Bold, interesting and never dull are the … Continue reading


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Just for FUN!!

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Break glowsticks in the bottles for lawn bowling at night or colored water for daytime!

These are just a few cool ideas …most of which I found on Pinterest.  For all of you with kiddies…this would be an awesome idea for “Spring Break” travel. This looks super fun…for a birthday party or school carnival. (Heck..I … Continue reading


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mirror deer head from Fluxglass shop on Etsy!

You know the rest of this fairytale. I have always had an obsession with mirrors. Mirrored walls, cabinets, and tables are still a strong element in today’s interiors. But I tend to like the “mirror on the wall” look. I … Continue reading


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