T&W Interiors, @TreitzWhayne
Suzanne Wallace Whayne
From childhood, Suzanne has been a natural at cultivating her talents across all mediums of the arts.
A Louisville, Kentucky native, Suzanne was born to live and breathe the arts, and attended the Youth Performing Arts High School. She received a musical theatre scholarship, from Northern Kentucky University. She then pursued her love of music in Los Angeles and graduated from Musicians Institute as a vocal major. Suzanne attended the University of Louisville where she received her BA in Communications/Advertising. She lived, studied and worked as an actress and singer in both NYC and LA for well over a decade. On top of Suzanne’s east and west coast living, she has traveled the world cultivating her eye for design and trends.
Suzanne always had interior design talent. She visually could see a whole room or even the whole house in completion in her mind’s eye. She had such a passion for design, friends would constantly ask for her help in designing their own homes and she would.
Through her bi-coastal living and extensive travels, her eye for design and creating eclectic spaces has flourished. Suzanne’s portfolio boasts interiors that match many facets of what design is all about, but in a unique way. The dynamic vision carries through with a recipe of masculine and feminine fusion, coupled with respect for the space at hand. The balance lies also with a mix of modern, transitional, midcentury to traditional, even Victorian. Any genre is not out of reach. Suzanne first and foremost wants to make the client happy by creating something that is uniquely their own in a timeless way. “A space that defines you and only you.”
Harriet Cochran Treitz
“A Natural eye for Color and Space”
Harriet Cochran Treitz is a native Louisvillian with deep ancestral roots that go back many generations in Kentucky. This is the foundation that has given her the “natural” talent expressed in interior design.
Harriet’s ancestry stems from many generations that gave much flavor to Louisville tradesmen such as her Great-Great Grandfather Theopolis Conrad of the Conrad-Caldwell House and Lemon & Sons in the silver trade. The book series “The Little Colonel” by Annie Fellows Johnson was based on the lives of her Grandmother Hattie Cochran Dick and her Great-Great Grandfather Colonel George Washington Weissinger.
As a young child she was exposed to the arts through her esteemed mother, Mary Anne Tyler “Ming Dick”, a well known interior designer involved in the Louisville Children’s Theatre, Kentucky Opera, Junior League and Bittner’s interiors. Her father, Albert Conrad Dick, a respected builder and developer, taught her space planning.
Attending Stephens College, she obtained a BFA in art and photography. After many apprenticeships in her youth, she spent 22 years as a designer with Bittner’s followed by 8 years with the Lee W. Robinson Company.
Harriet’s works are well known. She has been published in Sophisticated Living Magazine 5 times, she has set stages for 10 years for the Kentucky Authors Forum, featured in Homearama homes and the Bellarmine show house. All of these works show the many elements and vast styles of interior design. She has the ability to give a unique expression of energy of lifestyle, comfort and style that completes a home to be “lived” in by her clients.