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Susan A. Besser, ASID, LEED AP, principal designer of Franklin Preservation Associates is a Tennessee Registered Interior Designer. Susan specializes in renovating existing houses, especially kitchens and baths and worked for a leading Nashville kitchen and bath showroom for several years. She grew to love design as she watched her mother transform their small ranch home on a shoestring budget  and her uncle, the original house flipper,  renovate home after home. She studied at the University of Louisville before moving to Franklin and completed her interior design studies at O’More College of Design. Her love of preservation inspired her to obtain her Masters of Arts from Middle Tennessee State University. Susan has shared her love of design and preservation as an instructor at O’More College of Design and Watkins College of Art & Design and as guest lecturer for Preservation Dallas.

Susan works to develop relationships with her clients so that together they can create a sanctuary. She believes that each client has a unique vision of their home and works to incorporate their treasured pieces into a unified whole. Whether you are planning an entire house or a breakfast nook, whether you need a two-hour consult or detailed drawings, my firm can act as a sounding board for your ideas, as well as help to implement those changes. 

  "My goal is to help you create your sanctuary—a haven that will feed your soul. "

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Sadie Cordova Marchant, Utah native, studied at the University of Utah before moving to Tennessee to complete her Interior Design studies at O’More College of Design. Sadie specializes in custom home design from concept to construction documents, renovation of existing properties, and project management.  She comes from a family of contractors and construction managers and brings her knowledge of the process and her creative mind to the table. She designs and creates, along with her husband, custom furniture and architectural design elements.