Watch House Tours Open Door... with Suszi Saunders

Suszi shares her approach to vegan interior design with Editorial Director Sarah Spiteri

Can you believe it's already our third House Tours Open Door session? If you've not joined us before, House Doors Open Door is a new virtual event that takes you inside the homes of some of the world's best creatives.

This week, our talented guest is interior influencer Suszi Saunders, who is seen as a pioneer of the vegan homes circuit.



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Suszi's passion for interiors was sparked when she discovered the work of Abigail Ahern, and she has never looked back.

Her Victorian terrace in southeast London is fabulously dramatic, and full of personal touches. But better still, this trove of ethical design – a combination of pre-loved pieces and new buys from ethical brands – is 100 per cent vegan.


One of the challenges of Suszi's double-fronted home is that, although it is wide, it's not very deep. So although from the front, it might appear that she had a lot of space to play with, when you get in, the property is quite tight and compact.

By carefully extending and reconfiguring the layout, Suszi has created a spacious family-friendly home that echoes Abigail's brooding aesthetic.


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'Veganism has meant a change of lifestyle, and it's been a steep learning curve, doing up a house with a completely new mindset' – Suszi Saunders


Suszi's home boasts a dramatic balance of decadent lighting (chandeliers have been a particular investment), deep dark colours and raw and rustic furniture.

Her love of pre-loved and antique pieces mean that it's tricky to give stockists in many cases. But where we can, we've noted down Suszi's go-to suppliers and the paint colours used, so you can seek them out for yourself.

HallwayShop now: Walls in Hague Blue Estate emulsion, £47.95 for 2.5ltrs, Farrow & BallShop now: Vigo tiles, £5.50 each, Bert & May Enquire online: Antique chandelier restored by Jolene Farmer


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Games room Enquire online: Parquet flooring, AJ Rogers & Sons Shop now: Spider pendant brass light, £449, Dwell Enquire online: Walls in Blue/Black, discontinued but available on request, Farrow & Ball Shop now: Alfred sofa, from £750 Sweetpea & Willow

Sitting room Shop now: Walls in Downpipe Estate emulsion, £47.95 for 2.5ltrs, Farrow & Ball

Kitchen & dining area Shop now: Island covered in Small Quad Traditional tin tiles, £24 each, Rockett St GeorgeEnquire online: Antique chandelier restored by Jolene FarmerBuy now: Similar Ballroom chandelier, from £555, Abigail Ahern


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Cloakroom Buy now: Babylon wallpaper, from £125 a roll, House of Hackney


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Bathroom Shop now: Salcolmbe roll top bath, £1,102.50, The Cast Iron Bath Co Shop now: Palm Leaves wallpaper, £85 per roll, Cole & Son at Wallpaper Direct

Photography / Paul Raeside

Amy Cutmore is the Head of Audience at Future and works across all the home brands, including Livingetc, Homes and Gardens, Ideal Home and Real Homes. She is known for her knowledge of tech and how to blend it with lifestyle, writing the popular blog Girl About Tech. She has also been the digital editor of Ideal Homes.