What markets or design centers do you attend?

Since my Suzanne Tucker Home line of textiles is represented in showrooms all over the country—and overseas as well—I have been attending markets and visiting design centers in many different places, among them the SFDC in San Francisco, the PDC in Los Angeles, the D&D Building in New York, the SDC in Seattle.

Do you have a favorite style?

I am very much drawn to vintage and antique rugs, such as the mid-twentieth century Moroccan rug I used in the 2007 San Francisco Decorator Showcase (right), and the early twentieth century Khotan carpet from the same showcase. Another recent favorite is the Swedish half pile rug from Doris Leslie Blau (circa 1940) I used in the 41st Annual Marin Designers’ Showcase. (below)

How often do you purchase a custom rug and why?

Quite often actually. Our mission at Tucker & Marks is to create personalized living environments that our clients are proud to call home. We attend to our clients’ every need and desire—from helping to procure exceptional art and antique collections to custom designed furnishings, including rugs. We endeavor to design a home that encompasses our clients’ individual and personal style and that very often includes custom designs.

Do you have any favorite design websites?

I often shop on 1st Dibs; I have a storefront on Dering Hall; and I also love personal style design blogs, such as Chinoiserie Chic, Mrs. Blandings, Tobi Fairley, All the Best, Katiedid and the Style Saloniste. I certainly explore the online world for inspiration and exploration.


Are there any design rules you specifically like to follow or specifically like to break?

Classic scale and proportion will never go out of style.  The decorating “rules” of matching and perfect coordination have been permanently broken, and I highly doubt they will ever come back. I don’t follow trends, trends by nature are here today, gone tomorrow.

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Photos courtesy of Matthew Millman