About Design Works Interiors

Design Works Interiors, a company founded by Susan Nicholson, ASID, IIDA in 1994, moved to Arizona in 1999. As a degreed design professional and a professional member of the American Society of Interior Designers and the International Interior Design Association, Susan has won numerous awards for residential interiors and model merchandising. She has served as the Director of Professional Development in both ASID and IIDA and in the coming year will be serving as the Financial Director of ASID. She has received ASID’s Presidential Citation for Outstanding Leadership and Dedication and the Arizona North Chapter Award for Exceptional Service. She has passed the National Council of Interior Design Qualifications exam and holds a Specialty Residential and Commercial Contractors’ License in the state of Arizona. She has also served as judge for numerous design competitions.

Susan’s objective with Design Works Interiors is to supply her clients with exceptional design services, creative solutions and attention to detail. For this reason, she purposely keeps the firm small so that her selected clients get her personal attention. Susan also makes a commitment to stay informed on the newest products and trends by attending trade shows, taking continuing education seminars and continuously searching for new sources. She has completed the following continuing education courses:

  • Living with Leather
  • Insight on ADA: Flooring Choices
  • Rehabilitating Historic Interiors
  • Introduction to Feng Shui and Earth Design
  • Understanding Contract Textiles: Design and Construction
  • Model Merchandising Principals
  • The Wrong Fabric for the Right Chair