Client Testimonials

I feel fortunate to have worked with many wonderful clients over the past 30 years. Several of these clients feel like family as I have helped with several projects on multiple properties. I always try to be open to new ideas and influences and feel that I learn something new on nearly every design challenge.

Listed here are some kind testimonials from satisfied clients. If you are interested in my services and would like to contact some references directly, just ask!


Susan Gill Spellmeyer’s home design column was one of UPl’s most popular LifeStyle features during the two and a half years it ran on the news agency’s national wire.

The Q&A format not only allowed readers to get individual advice, but focused the column on real problems of real people and real design solutions from an expert in the field.  The graphic illustration that accompanied each column added to the impact.  The column’s practical application won it wide play in many newspapers across the country.

As a freelancer, Susan was highly dependable and always a pleasure to work with.  UPI wishes her success in her journalistic career.

             — Michelle  Mundth, UPI Features Editor

We needed to purchase some furniture for our family room.  I went to a few local stores and was so overwhelmed by the styles, scale, sizes and fabrics that I left having accomplished nothing but wasting my day.  I decided that I needed professional interior design assistance. A friend told me to call Susan. She came out to the house to look at the room and we made an appointment to go shopping.  Within 2-3 hours we selected the pieces and fabrics that would work well. We are thrilled!

              — E.K. Delmar, NY

Susan designed our entire home in Albany and when we moved to Florida, we interviewed a number of designers down here, but ended up flying her down to help with our new home.  It was money well spent from our perspective: we knew what we were getting! 

             — L.P. Sanibel Island, FL

A one hour consultation is worth its weight in gold! Professional, creative and practical advice.

             — L.M. Clifton Park, NY

My husband and I were putting a 10′ addition on to our home.  We asked Susan to review the plans.  She made a number of minor changes that made a tremendous improvement.  We are so pleases with the final results.

             — N.T. Schenectady, NY

We had just purchased our first home and were on a limited budget.  One of the smartest things we did was to hire Susan to come and advise us as to furniture placement.  In the end, it saved us from making very costly mistakes.

             — I.L. Delmar, NY

We hired SGS Interiors to help us select paint colors and fabrics for our home.  All the rooms flow together and it is so much more interesting.  It makes such a tremendous difference!  Thank you so much- next…window treatments!

             — M.M. Albany, NY

I was moving to a studio apartment in Manhattan and didn’t have a clue how to arrange all my things.  Susan came to my apartment, measured everything and did a layout which I took with me to show the movers.  Amazingly, in such a tiny space, I had a private sleeping area, a comfortable sitting grouping and even a nice dining area.  Kind of amazing!!

             — J.W. New York, NY

After 30 years, I wanted a new kitchen.  We knew it was going to be a large undertaking and wanted to do it right.  We hired SGS INTERIORS to help us with the initial design and all the selections (which are seemingly endless.) It came out even better than I anticipated and was pretty painless!

             — C.N. Guilderland, NY

I wanted to start furnishing our home but knew I needed the help of an experienced, professional Interior Decorator.  I hired SGS Interiors for an initial consultation.  She gave me a direction and some great ideas.  I went and did the leg work and then asked Susan to come back for her honest opinions.  It worked out so well.  I’m very pleased with the results and know it wouldn’t have as successful without her input.

             — J.S. Albany, NY

When I downsized, I got rid of some furniture, but didn’t want to part with any of my art! (But where to put it?!)  A friend suggested I call SGS Interiors.  Susan came, figured it all out and even hung all of it!  Results are fabulous!

            — R.K. Albany, NY

When I knew I was going to move to a retirement community, I phoned Susan for her help with the interior design.  She came to my home and we discussed what pieces were most important to me.  She went, got the layout, did a floor plan and even met the movers to show them where everything went!  The next day she came, hung my art and put out all my accessories.  All I had to do was show up!

            — E.P. Slingerlands, NY

My husband and I are both so busy we hadn’t made any improvements in our home for a long time.  It got to the point that it was an embarrassment.  SGS Interiors was recommended to us. We all agreed on what needed to be done and she totally took over from there- hired contractors, designed and oversaw the entire project.  It was virtually effortless on our part and never would have happened without her.  We couldn’t be more pleased.

             — T.S. Ballston Spa, NY

I needed window treatments for my home. The furniture I had worked just fine but I didn’t know where to begin when it came to the windows.  I was advised to call a local Interior Designer, SGS Interiors. Susan came to my home, looked at the rooms and we discussed various options.  She returned a few days later with fabrics and drawings of her selections.  They are perfect and exactly what I wanted but didn’t even know it!  Many thanks. P.S. The pricing was very fair and the quality superb!

             — A.B. Saratoga, NY

When I first moved into my house, one of the best decisions I made was to hire SGS Interiors for a design consultation.  Susan came and advised me how to arrange my furniture, where to hang my art and what paint colors might work etc.  What a tremendous help.  I will definitely be calling her in the near future.

             — R.A. Lenox, MA.

We built a new home from initial plans to final completion.  No way could we have achieved the end product without Susan. We are very grateful for her valuable input and sensitivity to both my husband’s and my individual ideas (which didn’t always coincide).

             — B.C. Slingerlands,  NY