Susan Semmelmann Interiors

Susan Semmelmann has been in design for 23 years, and the Dream Street marks the third Dream Home project she’s collaborated on for the magazine. In March 2019, she launched her own firm, Susan Semmelmann Interiors.

Semmelmann’s brand is “The spirit of living is in the giving,” a nod to the work she does for a Wish with Wings, which grants wishes for ill children. Semmelmann serves on the organization’s design committee, helping put on the annual Kitchens Tour and Butterfly Wishes fundraisers. She’s also picking one charity each year to grant a surprise office redesign. Semmelmann’s husband is a survivor of a rare form of cancer. “These things are really relevant to me,” she says. “Dream Home is much more than designing a home. The more tickets are sold, the more opportunity there is to raise funds for a Wish with Wings.”

The style of WillowTree’s Dream Street home is rustic contemporary. “It embraces organic influence,” Semmelmann says. “It brings nature to the design element in every room. Every one relates to nature in a positive way.”

Taking influences from a hotel in New York, the WillowTree home will show off a lot of natural woods, including black distressed hardwood planks on its ceilings. “Every room has an organic textured wood mix.”


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