HomeGoods Blogger: Susan
Interior Stylist

What's Susan's story?

I currently live in Connecticut with my husband, two daughters and one crazy puppy. I have a knack for being thrifty, and believe that your home should be the place where you can relax, be yourself and cut loose. I believe that decorating is FUN and that anyone can do it. I love writing about practical DIY tips for decorating, focusing on using what you have and up-cycling. I’m part designer, part junkyard diva.
If my decorating style was a song, it would be:
Sarah Vaughn’s “What a difference a day makes”—you can do a lot in 24 little hours with some positive thinking and love.
Three things that make my home happy:
  • My dining room table, because it’s fun to create tablescapes.
  • The leather recliner in the corner of the living room where I drink my coffee.
  • The old, used credenza in my office.

Also by Susan:

HomeGoods Boho Pillows

Photo by Your Home Only Better

Do you prefer your pillows symmetrical, matching and perfectly chopped? If so, it’s time you loosened up and forget everything you’ve learned about proper pillow etiquette. Pillows are fun! They are an expressive, colorful, textural … Continue reading

entry way styled by Susan

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be showcasing the results of our first-ever HomeGoods Blogger Design Challenge. See how Susan found the perfect, playful mix of form and function with her entryway. Fess up, who … Continue reading


Photo by Better Homes and Gardens

Done with winter? Fight back with the happy power of the color yellow. While painting a wall yellow may sound like a lot of work, there are other ways to bring the happiness of sunshine … Continue reading


Photo by House to Home

Stripes are fresh, bold and invigorating! When used well, they can be a unique expression of your personality and really change the vibe of a room. Horizontal Stripes We all secretly worry that wearing horizontal … Continue reading

Room View

I’ve moved a few times, which can be a décor dilemma. But I enjoy the puzzle of using what I already have before I bring in new items to finish a design. As I sipped … Continue reading

tablescapes feature

Photo by Your Home, Only Better

I was so inspired by my last trip to HomeGoods that I wanted to run home and make a Christmas tablescape! But wait… it’s not quite Halloween yet! And, we still need to squeeze Thanksgiving … Continue reading


Photo by Your Home Only Better

I have to be honest: I don’t enjoy baking. But I do enjoy a pretty cake stand! I recently picked up a red cake stand from HomeGoods, and I use it for anything but displaying … Continue reading

HomeGoods Rooster Art

I live in Newtown, CT, where the rooster is a town icon. There are many suburban farms here, and recently, a rooster moved in down the road from my house. How do I know? Cock-a-doodle-doo! … Continue reading


Photo by Stagetecture

I had the privilege of meeting Ronique Gibson in early 2011, while blogging at the Las Vegas Market. She is amazingly creative, disciplined and very, very, very busy! Not only is she founder and editor … Continue reading


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I attended the annual Design on a Dime benefit in New York City a couple months ago, and I was impressed by one of the vignettes that used maps as wallpaper for an office setting. Okay, … Continue reading