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December 02, 2015

Remembering Susan Hargraves

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.


ReMarkable Interiors


Remarkable Interiors



Remarkable Interiors




You will be missed . Godspeed . 
May you Rest in Peace Susan, you have forever touched my heart.

xoxo ~Tracey


3 comments:

  1. I'm so sorry to read this Tracey. I only knew Susan a little through the CRDA and then the staging group - we commuted together a few times after she moved to Cedar. Your tribute is beautifully done... hugs to you. xo

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  2. Nice, Trace. It's quite a shock.

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  3. Tracy, I had no idea! I just saw this online, haven't been on the island for a couple of years so it's a shock. You may have worked with Susan on my suite at The Falls in 2009, and I was just going to enlist her help again when I saw this. I was priveleged to have met her, and very sad. Susan Hucik, Calgary

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