Watch House Tours Open Door... with Suzy Hoodless

In the first of our House Tours Open Door sessions, we visit the interior designer and expert colourist


House Tours Open Door is a new virtual event that takes you inside the homes of some of the world's best creatives.

Your host is Livingetc's Editorial Director, Sarah Spiteri. In each episode, Sarah will be asking our latest interviewee to walk us around their home and tell us a little bit about what makes it so special.

In the coming weeks, we hope to whisk you from London to New York, Yorkshire to Somerset, exploring some of the most beautiful spaces, and meeting the minds behind them.

Each of our House Tours Open Door events will be available to watch here at So do keep coming back to see who Sarah's been in conversation with.


For our first guest, Sarah talks to interior designer Suzy Hoodless. Suzy comes to us from her beautiful family home in west London, which serves as the ultimate embodiment of her approach to colour and design.

Watch Suzy Hoodless in conversation with Sarah Spiteri

Suzy runs a successful design studio in Holland Park, working on high-end residential projects and celebrated commercial work, including the transformation of the former BBC Television Centre in White City.

Suzy began her career under the eye of Tricia Guild, when she joined the creative team at Designers Guild. Following roles in luxury design and as a stylist for several leading interiors magazines, she established her own consultancy in 2000.

Suzy is known for her confident use of colour, her love of craftsmanship and her eclectic touch. She creates tailored, considered rooms that are both fresh and original.


'I see interiors as I do recipes. It's all about the right ingredients and the right mix' – Suzy Hoodless


Many of Suzy's carefully chosen furniture, fabrics, paint and accessories are either one-off vintage finds or are discontinued. However, where key items are still available, we've listed links to buy below.

KitchenShop now: Cabinetry in Ultra Blue Absolute matt emulsion, £51.50 for 2.5ltrs, Little Greene

Dining areaShop now: Series 2 dining table with ash top and walnut legs (bespoke size), from £1,995, Another Country

Sitting room Shop now: Door frame in Trumpet Intelligent Eggshell, £32 for 1ltr, Little Greene Shop now: Jules blue sofa with seat cushions, £POA, George Smith


StudyShop now: EamesEA 117 chair, from £2,120, twentytwentyoneShop now: Snoopy table lamp by Castilgione for Flos, £685, twentytwentyone

Master bedroomShop now: Walls and wardrobes in Temple pure flat emulsion, £50 for 2.5 litres, Paint & Paper Library


(Image credit: James Merrell)

Bathroom Shop now:Josef Frank Rox & Fix fabric, €200 per linear m, Svenskt Tenn

Children's roomBuy now: Arne Jacobsen AJ floor lamp, £810, twentytwentyone

Photography / James Merrell

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.