The Vancouver Island design community lost a bright light this past weekend.
There are just not enough words to truly describe Susan Hargraves
and encompass the amazing woman she was.
A few that come to mind ~ mentor, teacher, brilliant designer, talented stager,
supportive colleague, fashion maven with impeccable style
and most importantly above all, a wonderful friend.
Class elegance and charm.
Susan held my hand through the early stages of my business. She openly shared her expertise and her experiences. By sharing , I mean not just stories and ideas but real tangible things like a business plan and contracts . Things that many are just not willing to share . She pushed me to think not only about design but about the business of design.
That is the Susan I am so privileged to have known.
She was a champion of women in business.
She wanted us all to succeed.
Stacey and I were fortunate enough to work side by side with Susan on many local Victoria projects. She loved the design planning and project management and called upon us often for the end styling. When she and Jim moved to Cedar we were lucky enough to road trip there for a day - adding some fresh design eyes for her gorgeous country cottage home.
Susan's "Rooms That Work" always did work and much much more.
Here are just a few of the projects we worked on together.
So very grateful and
happy to celebrate her work.
You will be missed . Godspeed .
May you Rest in Peace Susan, you have forever touched my heart.