Sunday, May 6, 2018

Lots of Changes.

Lots of things have changed since my last post. I now split my time between Pescadero, Baja Sur Ca MX. ( usually Nov-April ) and Bend OR (May - Oct)  I’M STILL DOING INTERIOR DESIGN.  However I also have taken up painting. I have been fortunate to sell some of my art and will sell at the markets in Bend OR USA  and Todos Santos Baja Sur MX. I will post some pics but my art can be seen at www.instagram/suzannefineart and 

I live in Bend OR during summer and fall and am doing interior paint and surfaces consultations, model home staging, assisting out-of-towners with furnishing vacation homes and consulting with seniors who are downsizing. Space planning etc.   When I’m in Pescadaro MX from Nov-April. I do consulting and art there. Pescadero is 45 mi N of Cabo and 8 mi S of Todos Santos. I can see Cerritos beach from my casa as well as all the desert and mountains. Great inspiration for art.

I no longer maintain my website. You can find me on Still have the same OR phone 503-999-3992. When I’m in MX it’s best to email and I’ll get back to you.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

New phone number

The phone number to reach Suzanne Swarthout-Denning & Suzanne Marie's Interiors is 503-999-3992.  The old number has been discontinued.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Casa construction begins again.

I'm happy to report that we have begun working on the house again. The roof tiles on the upstairs patio have now been installed and the front shade cover has been finished. Will soon begin on the interior finish work.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Hurricane Odile

Hurricane Odile on the Baja put a halt to progress on this casita for a while. Had to do a lot of clean up. Trees are now back to greening up. Lost all the unlaid tile on the roof deck. We are getting back to completing it soon.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Casita Progress

Lots has happened since I posted last. This casa is nearing completion.  Photos will show progress
If you are interested in building in southern Baja give me a call.

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 All concrete is being made on site in small mixers

 Rebar being hand formed for the supports

 Blocks coming to build the house

  great room
 front patio rock wall
 wood supports that will hold the forms for the roof
 Some progress
 Round window at my desk area

 19 laborers hand lifted all the concrete by buckets to our the complete roof in one day

Progress on roof 
 Waiting to become a dome
 Dome or cupola

 first level of bricks in dome going in.
 dome just getting started
 Loved watching this dome grow.
 Dome is growing by 3 brick heights a day
 Forming the stair way
 Steps to roof top just poured
 Love this design
 Outside of dome before concrete and palido finish
 Stairs going to roof top
 Kitchen island in the shop
 Hmmm. What color?
 waiting for floors and plaster
 dome nearing completion
 Wall plaster going on
 Floor finish
 Trimming my round window
 Smoothing the concrete floor finish
 Wood pattern that will create the concrete rim for dome
 Getting ready for concrete rim
 Plaster rim being hand formed for dome.
 Waiting for cabinetry
 roof top studio & guest room

 concrete floors
 Aqua concrete floors are waxed and look like swirling water
 My kitchen chopping block getting its stain
 Special finishes done with fabric dye to get colors I wanted
 Niche in stairs going up to roof top deck & studio

 Exterior of dome waiting for paint finish
 Front patio
 Guest bathroom Aqua ceilings & papaya walls
 Special stains for some of the cabinetry
Used fabric dye to achieve these colors
 Feature wall in all white bedroom
 Primer going on before paint
 Front patio ; steps being poured
 First coats of venetian plaster in entry 
 Exterior painting
 Exterior painting
 interior painting
 Working on the paint
Venetian plaster

first window put in

Continue to check in for the latest progress.

Lots of Changes.