Welcome to Christmas 2017

The year has flown by so fast I haven’t had the time to write. However I do want to say thank you to all my wonderful and loyal clients. It has been such a pleasure working with you and I am looking forward to our continued journey in  2018. Thank you also to my suppliers, manufacturers, workrooms, trades and installers for your help during the year.

New projects as well are already on the calendar for next year and I am excited with new opportunities to create beautiful interiors.

I wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.


Susan and the Saltbox team

Welcome to April 2017

The last couple of months have been extremely busy for Saltbox with client referrals generating new and exciting projects.

I am creating contemporary and fresh new interiors for a harbourside apartment in Walsh Bay specifying colour, carpets, custom made furniture, window treatments and lighting. Also designing an expansive indoor/outdoor room for a Mosman apartment with spectacular views and stunning travertine bathrooms with custom designed vanities for a beautiful Pymble residence. Work is continuing with the Springdale Rd Killara project and this fabulous residence is really taking shape both inside and out.

Over the next few weeks I will be working with my photographer to photograph and share with you a selection of completed projects. I have worked with some clients over a period of a couple of years and seeing the end result is enormously satisfying.

I received the Best of Houzz 2017 for service badge early in the year so thank you to my loyal clients for your generous reviews. As always I approach each and every project with enthusiasm and a determination to exceed client expectations and deliver simply stunning interiors.

I look forward to new enquiries and to extend my expertise to those looking to change the way they live through beautiful interior design.

Susan and the Saltbox team

Welcome to December 2016

Hard to believe we are nearly at the end of the year, and what a year it has been! I’ve worked on new kitchens, six new bathrooms, beautiful drapes, custom designed furnishings, carpets and the interior and exterior colours of a variety of different projects. Thank you to all my new clients and of course thank you to my many loyal and ongoing clients. I look forward to working with you on many more projects in the new year and wish you all a very merry Christmas.

Susan and the Saltbox team

Welcome to April 2016

Saltbox is enjoying another wonderful start to the year with some projects reaching completion and others with the design process just beginning.

Client briefs are all individual which keeps my enthusiasm and creativity alive. I enjoy approaching each new client and situation with a view to creating something unique which reflects the personality and spirit of the clients and their families. Custom designed furniture provides my clients with the ability to define their own personal space without limitations and without accepting the ordinary and the overused.

I worked for many months with my clients to bring to life the interiors of their stunning Pittwater residence. The clients had definite ideas about the colours and feel of the rooms and the end result they proclaimed as “just fabulous”. Soft tones and textures provide a serene ambience offset by beautiful water and garden vistas.

I have attended presentations of new season fabric ranges including two of my favourites, “Lizzo” from Spain and “Wind” out of Belgium. I have created inspirational interiors using these sophisticated and elegant fabrics. They are glamorous and refined with a timeless colour palette that I love.

Thank you to those clients where my work is now complete and I look forward to the new projects ahead and welcome all new enquiries.

Susan and the Saltbox team


I love my work and have amazing clients!

I would like to share the following words with you from one such client.

“Dear Susan,

I am so grateful for your kind advice, knowledge and fabulous style. I have had a most wonderful time researching and selecting with you. You have offered such a varied and extensive range. I am so happy with my new furniture, my rooms have really changed my home entirely. I look forward to extending the ‘Susan’ factor further and welcome the opportunity to spread the joy. Above all I appreciate your wonderful service and kindness,

Best regards,

Caroline McKenna “

Welcome to Spring 2015

The wonderful world of interior design has been flourishing at Saltbox Interiors since my last update. The projects I am working on are diversified, challenging and inspiring.

A stunning contemporary home at Bayview has been transformed using a palette of soft blues, creams and taupes.

The sofas in the main living areas are diamond buttoned and dressed in a beautiful Jane Churchill linen blend and sit with accent chairs adorned in a luxurious cut velvet in sky blue and cream. The motorised sheer drapes over floor to ceiling windows subtly diffuse the light without distracting from the spectacular views over Pittwater.

Not presented as a beach house but a glamorous and elegant setting for entertaining and beautiful living at its best.


A contemporary home in Wahroonga features a sophisticated colour scheme of black/grey and off whites.

The plush sofas are offset by a modern take on the classic wingback chairs. The side tables, credenza and other case furniture are imported from Italy and stained in black with crystal door handles and crystal lamps. The same hues are carried through from the lounge to the dining area and both rooms are anchored with stippled wool rugs mixed with bamboo silk.


I have adorned the windows of a Wahroonga estate with a unique Alhambra fabric woven with a bronze, gold and black metallic thread on a cream background . The result was impressive and suited the grand nature of the home.


I have just started work on a very special home in Pymble. I have had the privilege to work with the family on another of their homes and I am excited to be working with them again on this new and stella project. Starting from the floor up I am looking forward to creating a graceful and truly beautiful interior to preserve the quality of this impressive home.


All projects both large and small, formal and informal, have been a joy and I will be working with my photographer to capture some of my favourites to share with you.

Again, a big thank you to all my clients for the opportunity to work together!

If I can help you with your design plans, I would love to hear from you.

Susan and the Saltbox team  

0419 206 241   

Welcome to October 2014

After 10 happy and productive years at 672 Pacific Highway Killara, the building is now for sale and it is time for a change.

From 1 November 2014, I will be working from my home studio in St. Ives. My design and decorating services will remain unchanged and Saltbox Interiors will continue as normal. My business relationships with my suppliers and my clients will not be impacted by the change and hopefully I should have even more time to spend with you on site or out sourcing beautiful furnishings for your projects.

I am available for home consultations and of course I am pleased to accompany clients to wholesale showrooms, trade fabric houses etc as per usual so that you can see and touch fabrics and furnishings, sit on sofas or truly appreciate scale and colour of suggested products.

Sourcing is a very important part of interior design and as always I will be able to provide you special access to exciting new items as soon as they are released. There is a world of stunning interiors to discover.
Sampling will of course be brought on site with my home visits.

I am delighted to be able to offer my continued professional expertise to both existing and new clients.
To book a consultation or for any enquiries please phone Susan on:

Mob: 0419 206 241
Phone: (02) 9402 7217

Welcome to March 2014

This year has started with a whirlwind of activity with new and ongoing projects. Thank you to all our loyal clients for your continued support.

We have seen the culmination of months of dedicated work to create a most luxurious and opulent interior in a gracious Killara residence. The brief was to design a glamorous space with golden and eye catching elements. This was achieved using a combination of shimmering velvets and silks with the scheme being anchored by a striking custom made Catherine Martin rug. The clients are thrilled with the result and the transformation has been significant.

A romantic and sophisticated main bedroom has been created in a Roseville residence using Wisteria coloured semi sheer drapes puddling on the floor, a lovely damask feature wallpaper and diamond buttoned velvet bedhead in a muted grey white antiqued velvet. A sparkling drum chandelier and silver leaf louis style chair completes the soft and elegant atmosphere.

We have also been working diligently on a stunning new Meadowbank home in Turramurra sourcing and custom designing each and every element of the interior. We have delivered stylish custom made sofas, armchairs, coffee and side tables, buffets, dining table and drinks cabinet. Also lamps ,artworks and wall decor, drapes, roman blinds and sunscreen rollers. The finishing touches with specialty accessories are now being added. The colours of this beautiful interior are soft and subtle, reflecting a more casual but still refined space. Wide use has been made of calming blues and greys and taupe linens with touches of colour in the complimenting rugs and artworks. All materials and surfaces selected are durable and robust so the home will serve this young family well.

With many more projects underway it is shaping up to be a creative and industrious year.

Live, love and decorate as they say!

PS My trip to New York at the end of last year was a wonderful experience. It was great to visit the major showrooms of my favourite designers and suppliers and I have returned with many inspired ideas.

Look forward to hearing from you.

Susan and the Saltbox team

Welcome to December 2013

Christmas and the close of 2013 is fast approaching. I wanted to thank all my loyal clients for such a wonderful year. I appreciate your enthusiasm for creating beautiful interiors and we have achieved some amazing  results together over the past few months.

I am looking forward to my trip to New York and I am sure I will come back with many new and inspired ideas.

Take care and I hope you and your loved ones have a wonderful holiday.

I look forward to seeing familiar and new faces in 2014.

Love and best wishes,

Susan and the Saltbox team

Welcome to Spring 2013

The spring weather has arrived early and has heralded a very busy and productive time at Saltbox.

I would like to thank all those loyal clients who have referred their friends, family and colleagues to our design service. It is a wonderful affirmation of our customer service and design expertise.

I am loving the new house fitout inTurramurra currently in progress. Beautiful custom designed sofas, chairs and rugs are being installed this week followed by elegant coffee tables, side tables, lamps and mirrors. The dining table, dining chairs and cocktail cabinet are being hand crafted and will set the scene for a sophisticated and refined formal dining room.

The casual living areas of the house have a mixture of leather sofas and  comfy armchairs upholstered in natural linens with rustic timber and iron occasional pieces. This will provide for a robust and also relaxed space for children and adults alike.

A velvet diamond buttoned bedhead, glamorous wallpaper and soft silky drapes will adorn the main bedroom in muted blue and off white tones to create a serene and inviting retreat.

It is a beautiful home and the owners are looking forward to having their personal style reflected in each and every room.

Other projects are designing a glamorous main bedroom for a stunning French villa style home in Gordon and developing a new and exciting look in the formal lounge for a client and their much loved home also in Turramurra.

I will be heading off to New York at the end of the year and attending the trade exhibitions showcasing some of the most beautiful interior products the world has to offer. If there is a special piece that you are hoping for let me know.

The time is here to start planning for Christmas so dont delay and I look forward to helping you create your perfect space.

Susan and the Saltbox team