Award winning interior designer, Susan M. Jamieson, ASID is founder and principal of the Virginia-based design firm, Bridget Beari Designs, INC. Since launching in 1992, Susan has earned widespread acclaim from the design industry and media as well as devoted clientele worldwide. Her diverse design portfolio features projects ranging from Atlanta, Washington D.C. and Palm Springs to New York and Mexico. Drawing from her studies and travels abroad along with degrees in Art History and Interior Design, Susan is known for her ability to create spaces that capture the essence of each client’s unique personality and lifestyle in harmony with the home’s architectural style. Working together to choose a beautifully balanced blend of art, antiques, fabrics and furnishings, Susan curates periods and styles to create richly layered interiors that feel as if they have always been.

Susan is also becoming well-known for her Bridget Beari® paint and wallpaper collections inspired by repeated client requests for colors and patterns not easily found on the market. Bridget Beari® Colors offers four collections: Classic, Modern, Exotic and Metallic. Bridget Beari® Papers offer 16 wallpaper patterns and 76 colorways in both matte and metallic options. Made in the USA, Bridget Beari® Papers coordinates with Bridget Beari® Colors and are printed using only the finest quality inks and papers. Available online at and Bradley-USA showrooms.

Susan’s passion for creating beautiful designs and products has enabled her to support another great passion -- the wellbeing and care of animals. Susan gives a portion of all proceeds to animal care and rescue organizations. Bridget and Beari were beloved pets and each product is named in honor of pets of friends, family and clients -- inspired by the ones you love and created for the way you live. Her hope is that her designs and products inspire others to live authentically, beautifully and creatively.

Susan’s Bridget Beari® interior designs and products have been featured in leading shelter magazines including: Coastal Living, Southern Living, Southern Home, Ocean Home and Traditional Home as well as many regional publications including Home&Design, Home Styles, R.Home, Virginia Living and Washington Post. Susan has been a guest designer on the hit show, Fix It and Finish It and her designs have also been featured on HGTV, TLC and NBC. Susan speaks across the country sharing designer tips on topics including: seasonal decor, Southern design, mastering the mix of old and new and ways to build your altruistic artisan brand.


2016/2017 DXV National Campaign Designer
2016 SEDY Award Southeastern Designer of the Year Finalist
Voted Best of Virginia by Virginia Living Magazine for 2014 and 2015
2001 Richmond’s Woman of the Year for the Arts
Member of the Southern Living Designer Network
ASID Certified Interior Designer since 1992
President of Bridget Beari Designs, Inc. since 1992

B.F.A. from Virginia Commonwealth University in Interior Design, 1990
Studied Interior Design in Florence Italy, summer of 1989
B.A. from the College of William and Mary in Art History, 1987