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Suzi O’Brien elected president of the American Society of Interior Designers

Suzi OBrien, the principal designer and CEO of EcoLux Interiors of San Diego, has been elected president of the American Society of Interior Designers’ (ASID) San Diego chapter for a one-year term.

OBrien focuses on residential interiors, specializing in eco-friendly design. A recent remodel achieved “Platinum” status from Green Point Rated, which provides third-party verification of green homes, and was featured in the San Diego Green Building Council’s Home Tour.   

She prides herself in being able to create homes that reflect the personal “love stories” of her clients and incorporates each family’s history, treasures, travels and interests. 

Her interior design work has been featured in San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles, La Jolla Lifestyles and the San Diego Union-Tribune. For the past seven years, she has been honored as the “Best Interior Designer” in the Peninsula Beacon’s Readers’ Choice Awards. 

Her extensive educational background includes a master’s degree in social work from the University of Washington in Seattle and an interior design degree from Bellevue College in Bellevue, Washington. She worked as a mental health specialist with children and high-risk families for 20 years.

OBrien has traveled to 37 countries and regularly takes interior designers on escorted buying trips to Marrakech, Morocco. 

In addition to OBrien, the new ASID board of directors includes Beppie Mostert, Allied ASID, director of communications; Shannon Miller-Rice, ASID, membership director; Robin Kelley, ASID, director of finance; Chelsea Metheny, ASID, director of professional development; Edwin Clement, Industry Partner ASID, director at large; and Vallerie Dalrymple, Student ASID, student rep to the board.