Trove Interiors began as an outlet for Susie Bumstead to bring her point of view to Northwest interiors. With a style that calls upon traditional East Coast foundations and updated Southern California aesthetics, she saw a need for an interior design company that understands the dynamic of mixing classic architectural elements with approachable luxury interiors.
In 2012, Susie was joined by Kate Robertson and their collaborative approach has strengthened the work and relationships built with clients and industry alike. With a combined background that includes industry experience and professional training, Trove Interiors brings a mix of real-world understanding and professional expertise to every project. Their work has been published in both regional and national publications including 425 Magazine and Better Homes & Gardens.
Prior to founding Trove Interiors, Susie developed licensed products for an international retailer, with notable home projects being a branded paint line for Lowe’s, wallcoverings, indoor and outdoor fabrics and a 12-year design collaboration with Lane Furniture.
Kate’s background, prior to receiving a three-year degree in interior design, included brand management for various national and international companies while in advertising. Her time spent managing the business of creativity proved to be the perfect springboard for joining Trove Interiors and wearing the multiple hats of designer, project manager & business-owner.
DESIGNER | SUSIE BUMSTEAD
A TIMELESS PALETTE: Navy, camel, black, white, ivory. While not necessarily a color, every room should have a little bit of gold – it adds warmth and radiates light like nothing else can. GREATEST EXTRAVAGANCE: Dinner and wine with close friends. ON TRAVEL: A necessity. It’s one of the only times that I’m able to fully recharge and find inspiration. ON RESTAURANTS: As long as the interiors are beautifully designed and they serve simple, fresh, hearty food I’m satisfied — I eat with my eyes. SATURDAYS: An ideal Saturday is free of kids’ sports (a rarity) with nowhere to be. It’s an opportunity to move my furniture around and contemplate changes to my own spaces. THE OUTDOORS: I’m a coastal person stuck in the region of lakes and mountains. I love the landscapes of hot climates with climbing bougainvillea and structured green hedges.
DESIGNER | KATE ROBERTSON
A TIMELESS PALETTE: I prefer neutrals as they allow for easy design updates through color and pattern; however, I have a very broad definition of the word. GREATEST EXTRAVAGANCE: Online ordering. It’s incredibly lazy, but it’s my preference. ON TRAVEL: It’s all about the careful balance of relaxation and adventure, but I’m happiest returning to a hotel with a striped awning and a well-appointed bathroom at the end of the day! That said, a vacation rental with a private pool and a stockpile of rosé in the fridge can be all a person needs too. SATURDAYS: The reality: Spent with dirt under my fingernails. The dream: Coffee and reading in the morning, a casual lunch out and dinner with friends at home. THE OUTDOORS: Neat hedgerows bordering loose flowering plants in a tight color palette. As for “The Great Outdoors:” best viewed from a deck or patio with a full menu.