Coterie Crush on Design Darling Susan Hable on The Daily South

Apr 17 2013

by Cheri Leavy

Artist and textile designer Susan Hable Smith is as colorful as her work. We have long admired her talent and the success of her company, Hable Construction.

Hable Construction is a NYC based textile company founded by two Texan sisters, Susan and her sister Kate Hable Sweeney. Susan is back in the south living and working in Athens, Georgia in her refurbished 1918 mill house that she had moved into her backyard. This sunny creative space has fostered several new collaborations with Hickory Chair, Garnet Hill, LoomSource and GOSLUCK.

Susan’s hand drawn abstract motifs of shapes and flora and fauna come in bold unexpected palettes. We love seeing the fabrics update a grandmother’s old settee or as a beach bag on the shoulder of a chic friend at the Sea Island Beach Club.

We sat down to talk with Susan about what she loving right now.

Photograph by Tami Ramsay

Click over HERE to Southern Living’s The Daily South Dixie Chic section to see this week’s Coterie Crush!

Photograph by Tami Ramsay

Also ENJOY spotlights on other interior designers –

Cullen O’Steen of Cullen & Co Interior Design

Holly Phillips of The English Room

Anna Kristin Yarbrough and Cameron Weaver of Interior Canvas

Lisa Mende of Lisa Mende Design

Courtney Barnes of Stylecourt

Joann Kandrac and Kelly Kole of Kandrac and Kole Interiors

Roger Higgins of R. Higgins Interiors

Haskell Harris of Haskell Harris Creative

Tami Ramsay of Tami Ramsay Design

Mary Bryan Peyer of Mary Bryan Peyer Designs



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Cheri Leavy is a connector, cheerleader and marketing consultant for fellow entrepreneurs.
Building rapport and strengthening a sense of community:
• A community of female entrepreneurs through the The Southern Coterie and The Southern C Summit
• The faces and places of Athens that make our city so vibrant through guide2athens
• A community of devoted football fans through Bulldawg Illustrated
- Contributing editor to Coastal Illustrated, Executive Board Member of the UGA Alumni Association

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