Interior Design, Project Management, Staging, Halstead Studio | Seattle, Redmond, Bellevue

About Halstead Studio


Susan’s experience and creativity combined with a decided passion for design allow  her to plan and bring to life spaces that are beautiful, functional and appropriate.


Susan Halstead, principle of Halstead Studio, offers a range of experiences from the design and project management of large scale renovations, to kitchen and bath design, to the selection of elevator finishes.

Prior to formally studying design, Susan and her husband renovated 12 homes in their first 14 years of marriage. Susan has 20+ years of product development and project management in the airline industry. Her business experience positions her to ensure each project is delivered on time and within budget. Susan has spent most of her life in the southeast but has also lived in Colorado and Hawaii and has traveled extensively.

Susan has always been passionate about design but practicing interior design is a second career. In preparation, Susan earned a BFA in Interior Design from FIDER-accredited AIU in Atlanta, GA. Susan began practicing in 2004 with Halstead|Wallace Interior Design Inc. in Atlanta, GA. Her primary focus has been residential projects but has also completed the design and execution of lobbies, conference rooms, elevators and executive offices.

Susan currently lives in Bellevue, WA with her husband, Paul, their daughter, Hayley, Sophie - an old rescue Poodle, Bella - a senior recue Pekingese and a former feral black cat named Milo. A favorite family pastime is traveling locally discovering the beautiful state of Washington and horseback riding with her daughter.

Halstead Studio – Design has the power to transform lives. Halstead Studio creates inspired spaces that elevate the well being of our clients. We enable our clients to fall in love with their home.

Welcome to Halstead Studio, an interior design firm specializing in residential spaces! We create distinctive and welcoming designs that inspire and reflect our clients' unique preferences, needs and desires. We combine clean lines, classic proportions, texture, color and lighting to produce elegant, comfortable and appropriate spaces that are enduring and appear evolved over time.

We provide professional, client-centered design and encourage client participation and engagement throughout the process.

Our goal is to exceed expectations and create an experience that is enjoyable and rewarding.

We respect our clients' budgets and undertake each assignment with attention and care while delivering excellent service.

Industry Affiliations   Community and Philanthropic Involvement
  • Allied ASID, American Society of Interior Design
  • NKBA, National Kitchen and Bath Association
  • CAPS, Certified Aging in Place Specialist
  • NAHB, National Association of Home Builders
  • Benjamin Moore's Design Advisory Board


  • P.E.O., Philanthropic Educational Opportunities
  • Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center Volunteer
Design has the power to transform lives. Halstead Studio will create inspired spaces that elevate the well being of their clients. We will enable our clients to fall in love with their space.
Practice the art, science and craft of interior design. We are committed to providing a value to our clients while generating a profit and making the process enjoyable for all stakeholders.
Value Statement
Enable each client to fully enjoy and appreciate their space by reflecting their personality, values and lifestyle in an aesthetically pleasing and functional environment. Residential design is an intimate and personal experience. We have the experience and talent to understand, collaborate and challenge our clients in order to achieve results which exceed their expectations. Susan’s Southern sense of style and graciousness as well as her years of experience in complex product management informs the process resulting in an elegant and enduring design.
Value Discipline: Customer Intimacy
Core Values
  • Collaboration: We are committed to a culture that fosters collaboration between all stakeholders of each project. We listen to understand our clients’ needs, wants and desires. We maintain strong communications with and seek input from our clients for the duration of the project. We foster strong communication, win-win and respectful relationships with our vendors, contractors and subs.
  • Creativity & Design: We are committed to a culture that nurtures innovative and creative solutions, where imaginative ideas are encouraged and applied to processes, services and designs. Quality, environmental responsibility and integrity are key elements in each of our designs and specifications.
  • Excellence: Our relentless pursuit of excellence will be evident in every aspect of our business and demonstrated by our behaviors. We will strive to continuously improve our processes, services and designs, and we will never settle for mediocre or second best.
  • Integrity: It is everyone’s responsibility to hold themselves, as well as each other accountable to demonstrating the highest level of ethical behavior. We fully embrace this value, and expect all employees and business partners to act with integrity.
  • People: The people of Halstead Studio are ultimately the key to our competitive advantage and future success. We promote an environment of respect, collaboration, accountability, compassion and equality. We encourage a healthy balance in life that includes personal growth, job enrichment and life-long learning with an emphasis on having fun in our endeavors.