Press Coverage

Susan's work receives frequent media attention. Below are some highlights:

This Old House


Midwest Home


Mpls St Paul Magazine


Audio/Visual Interiors


Other Publications

  • Building Ideas
  • St. Paul Pioneer Press
  • Minneapolis Star Tribune
  • Woman's Day
  • 1001 Decorating Ideas

Buzz From Clients

"Susan and her team were an integral part of the design and furnishing of our new home. It was a large project and the first home we built. the scope of Susan's role included review of architectural blueprints, custom cabinetry design and finishes, electrical layout and lighting fixtures; selection of tile and stone, woodwork, plumbing fixtures, appliances, interior and exterior paints etc., etc., and of course interior furnishings. The end result is a home where large spaces are transformed into warm and inviting spaces. Most of this we attribute to Susan's involvement in the overall home design as well as selection of all finishes and furnishings. Friends comment on how beautiful and coordinated our home is and note the furnishings and attention to detail which sets the home apart. Susan worked well with other contractors communicating regularly minimizing delays and preventing errors. Susan has a unique ability to incorporate multiple textures and blend colors combined with beautiful hardgoods to give the room a "wow" factor. She was patient and listened as my husband and I tried to define our taste and always offered us multiple options. When we had trouble envisioning how a room might look, Susan provided samples, drawings and conversation to give us confidence in our selections. We trusted her judgment and recommendations which was reassuring. We found Susan very knowledgeable, creative, extremely well organized. She kept us informed and always followed through. We are very pleased with our new home and would change little if doing it again. Thanks Designs!"


"Susan Hoffman and her team were there from day one when we decided to tear down our old house in Minnesota and rebuild on the same lot. She attended all the meetings with our architect, builder, cabinet makers, painters, etc., along with doing all the design work on color schemes, lighting, accessories and of course furniture. Her expertise and advise were absolutely invaluable - she has an eye for detail and made sure everything was done correctly. Plus she is an absolute delight to work with!! Building a home is a daunting task and she kept us right on track with our choices and decisions without letting it become overwhelming. There is no way we would be enjoying our beautiful home without the help of Susan and Leah. We also own a home in Florida and Susan has helped me with several redecorating project there. Once again, a wonderful experience and great results!"


"Susan and her team are consummate professionals with extensive resources in the home design industry. We have worked with them on everything from a small redecorating project to building a home. Their creativity and attention to detail are second to none."