Q & A with House of Brinson

A Creative Couple

Ever since we met the very talented Susan Brinson at the ALT Summit in New York, we’ve been dying to profile her work along with her husband, William’s, beautiful photography here on The Buzz.  House of Brinson is their joint venture, a blog where they document all aspects of art, design, photography, food and life in general, and their aesthetic is all about contrast: black and white, light and dark, masculine and feminine, old and new, rustic and modern.


While Susan, an art director and designer, is into all things visual and crafty (and is known for her obsessive holiday cookie baking!), William, a still life and food photographer, is a foodie, always thinking about the next meal.

Queen Anne’s Lace

It’s no wonder that our mouths were salivating when we perused his portfolio.  We were thrilled that this dynamic duo agreed to take part in our series and loved their fun, unique answers!

The Moment – Tulips

1.  What did you want to be when you were a child?
S:  Mostly an artist, but sometimes a lawyer
W: Stunt man

2.  What is your necessary luxury?
S:   LaMer skin cream
W: Leather booths

The Moment – Roses

3.  What is your favorite decorating accessory?
S:  Succulent flowers
W: Vintage lamps

4.  Where do you window shop?
S:  Ferragamo via Pinterest
W: John Varvatos

5.  What makes a house a home?
S:  A casual mess, or looking lived in
W: My family, Susan and Nero (our boxer dog)

The Moment – Dusk

6.  What is the most enjoyable part of your day?
S:  Coming home from work to an overly excited boxer dog and my husband
W: Morning

7.  What is your favorite flower?
S:  Peony
W: Garlic blossom

8.  If you were a cocktail, what would you be?
S:  Amaretto and cream, on the rocks
W: Vodka Martini, strong and a little dry

9.  If your life were made into a movie, what would be the title and who would play your part?
S:  Taste, Kate Winslet  (She has nice eyebrows.)
W: Lunch with Will, of course Brad Pitt would play me

Black and White Things

10.  Name one thing from your “Bucket List”
S:  Visit Machu Picchu
W: Purchase a motorcycle

We wish we could have added more pretty pictures to this post…  Thankfully, Susan and William have fabulous sites so we urge you to visit both!

Photos via House of Brinson

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12 Responses to “Q & A with House of Brinson”

  1. claudia lane says:

    Great post, very interesting couple. Thanks for sharing x

  2. Stylelinx says:

    Thanks for turning me on to their site–it’s a feast for the eyes!

  3. I am headed to their blog. These photographs are stunning. Thank you for sharing this talent.
    Happy Wednesday.

  4. quintessence says:

    Great seeing the very talented Susan and William here and fun questionnaire! Love the dark brooding richness of William’s work and beyond her designs, Susan also has a very smart marketing and strategy brain!!

  5. What a great interview. They seem like a fantastic combination! I loved their answers – had me laughing several times. :)

  6. gorgeous images! and a woman with a holiday baking compulsion is one after my own heart!

  7. Thanks for introducing this talented couple!! Beautiful images.


  8. stitchfork says:

    I’ve seen William’s work via Twitter — love it!
    xo Cathy

  9. pretty pink tulips says:

    Another reason, I’m so sad I missed ALT. You and Sue still need to tell me all about it!!! (hint, hint)

    Loved this interview. I think Kate Winslet/Brad Pitt are perfect picks to play them in their movies!!!
    xoxo Elizabeth

  10. the zhush says:

    great post, the questions and of course the photos!

  11. I’m so thrilled to be introduced to House of Brinson…I’m sure I’ve seen their work, but just didn’t realize it. I love your interview and also just read their point of view on blogs vs magazines on their site. Very interesting!

  12. Thanks so much for the nice post and all the comments! It was really fun to do the questionnaire, we learned a little about each other while working on it together. ~Susan

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