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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!

Clients are always asking me “what do I do with all of my children’s art?”.  I usually say hang it up on the wall….I love fun art from the kiddies! I just had a client frame one of her 5 … Continue reading


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All about ORANGE

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Orange Door...I have seen almost every color ...but orange...LOVE IT!

The Summer Heat is on! Why can’t I get orange out of my head? You would think I would be thinking cool blue or soothing green.  I think it is so exhilarating, happy and just plain interesting. If you are … Continue reading


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Susan Tollefsen Interiors

I LOVE lacquer….especially walls, which can be translated into any room. Miles Redd one of my favorite designers is known for his bold interiors and super shiny walls. Here are a few of his designs using painted lacquered walls and … Continue reading


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I have always had a dot obsession. I think dots = HAPPINESS. Maybe I am attracted to the softness and whimsy of the dot…Right now I am loving  the pinwheel….just brings back memories of cool breezes…and snow cones. Dot felt … Continue reading


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Accent wall or not?

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I must unanimously vote YES! The accent wall can be done in many ways….These are my favorite…wallpaper,  murals, and  paint Wallpaper – OK…I know there are wallpaper phobics…. but things have really changed. I am loving an accent papered wall. … Continue reading


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What are the HOT color trends?…I am always being asked this question….Let me just say…as a designer…I LOVE color! I can not live with out it…I have to be careful around some of my clients who prefer the calmness of … Continue reading


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