Your Home… Your Story
I’m Susan from HerStory Home Design and Décor for a Meaningful Home is the foundation and philosophy for my life and my home-based business.
Interior Design and Decorating are my passion, obsession, and healthy addiction and I’ve been creating this art form my entire adult life. As the daughter of a Building Inspector Father who built our homes “out of his hip pocket” (before the days of financing), and Registered Nurse Mother who made every meal from scratch from her bountiful vegetable garden, as well as sewed and knitted many of our clothes, my parents sparked a fire in me for making things happen with my own two hands.
After purchasing my first home in 1991, an A-frame townhouse in Murrayville Langley, complete with vaulted ceilings (and white picket fenced front yard!) I set about decorating a cozy abode on a very humble budget. With the addition of previously loved furniture and homemade crafts, I beautified 1450 square feet through the magic of COLOUR, elbow grease and “the pretty factor” into the little home of my dreams, where I lived happily for 10 years. Oh, and of course, I had an English Rose Garden in the wee front yard!
After renovation and sale of my townhouse, it was then that I caught the “Builder’s Bug” and our first single-family detached house was built, with two more custom home design-builds to follow suit, plus a few condo renovations in the mix, as well as the births of two wonderful daughters! I am thrilled to share my experience and formal training in Interior Design, project management, building, renovating, designing and decorating, with Home Builders and Clients.
One of my strongest attributes as an Interior Designer and Decorator is the ability to know how and when to “Splurge and Save”. I know all the tricks of the trade to create focal points with beautiful new pieces to coordinate with what you already have. I take great care to ensure exterior site lines have full advantage of your property building lot and view, and equally important interior sight lines are paramount within the parameters of your home. Colour, lighting, and layout are just a few examples of how we highlight and achieve great traffic flow, form, and function. Let’s showcase your home and save money with a pulled together space you will love!
It is truly my pleasure to create designs that will make your house a home. Contact HerStory Home today and we can set up a time to start your very own journey to an elegant, Meaningful home!
Yours sincerely, Susan
“Susan McCargar is a creative, honest, reliable color-savvy designer, and knows how to transform a house into a home. I recommend her highly.” Christine, South Surrey