About Us

SuElyn Chase
Owner/Designer

SuElyn Chase

You might say SuElyn Chase is a late bloomer.  She began her career as a broadcast journalist, then public relations executive.  But after working in that industry over 10 years, Chase soon discovered she was far more passionate about her lifelong hobby, interior decorating.  So between the births of her two children she went back to school and learned how to turn what made her (and others) happy and segue from amateur to professional.

SuElyn, or Suzie as most call her, is marking her 14th year in the design world.  She is a graduate of the Wilsey Institute of Art and Interior Design, a member of IDS (Interior Design Society) WFCP (Window Fashion Certification Program and a certified color expert (Color With No Regrets.)  She also has advanced training in a computerized graphics program to help clients visualize elements of a project.  Chase travels annually to High Point (NC) Market and takes advantage of a wide range of continuing education seminars/webinars to stay ahead of the design curve.

Prior to launching Cottages to Castles in 2008, Ms. Chase spent 8 years as a designer with the award winning J.R.Cattington Interiors in Briarcliff Manor, NY.  The experience was an opportunity to refine her eye and her skills, working along side one of the best, her mentor Joe Stabile.  Chase’s client base is primarily in Westchester, Rockland and Putnam Counties, NY and Southern Connecticut but she is available for any size project anywhere.

Chase believes that client and designer are partners.  The first step in a Cottages to Castles project is to establish a clear channel of communications.  It’s then her job to create and bring your vision to life.  One of the most unique features of the Cottages To Castles process are the computerized graphic renderings that offer a peek at the finished project.

So, from the hobby that gave her extreme satisfaction…fast forward to SuElyn Chase, the interior designer who will take your cottage OR castle and make it the home you desire and deserve.

Lani Leuthner
Architectural Designer

Lani Leuthner

Lani Leuthner and SuElyn Chase have collaborated on many jobs in the 5 years they’ve known each other.  Lani’s experience as an architectural designer is invaluable to Cottages To Castles especially when a client is doing a renovation.  Her drafts of full working drawings are ready to present to building departments for approval of your project.   Lani is a graduate of the New York School of Interior Design.

Jim Ryscik
Installer

Jim Ryscik

Every firm needs a great installer and Cottages to Castles has the best.  There is no installation problem that Jim can’t find a solution.  He is meticulous, pays close attention to detail and has a positive attitude.   SuElyn and Jim have worked together as a team installing window treatments and built-ins for over 10 years.