About Us

Tilton Fenwick is a boutique interior design firm started by Anne Maxwell Foster and Suysel dePedro Cunningham in 2010. Built on a mutual appreciation for traditional aesthetic with a fresh perspective, the firm embraces the unexpected in both color and pattern while always infusing comfort.

In January 2014, the Tilton Fenwick for Duralee fabric collection was launched nationwide. They also have a capsule collection of rugs available through Studio Four NYC. Tilton Fenwick was the 2011 recipient of the "Rising Start of Interior Design" award by The International Furnishings and Design Association. They were selected to participate in the 2011 Hampton Designer Showhouse and were also chosen as one of Traditional Home Magazine's 2011 Top 20 "New Traditionals."

They have been featured in The New York Times, House Beautiful, Traditional Home, Domino Magazine and The Wall Street Journal.

About Anne pronunciation [an]

After graduating with a degree in Art History from Boston College-freshman year dorm Fenwick-Anne moved to New York City to pursue a career in interior design. Working her way from office assistant to project designer at two prestigious decorating offices, Brockschmidt & Coleman and Ashley Whittaker Design, she quickly acclimated to the life and work of a designer. These career experiences developed her eye for bolds colors, love for a perfectly lit room, thrill over statement wallpaper, and a genuine appreciation for the concept "home is where the heart is."

With both interior design office experience and graduate architecture coursework at Pratt Institute, Anne decided to fully pursue what had immediately connected her and Suysel: a mutual love for distinctive and striking design as well as a life filled with passion, hard work, laughs and delight in the details.

Anne lives in New York City with her husband, Ryan, and daughter Gibbons (Gibbie) Rose.

About Suyselpronunciation [swee - sell]

Suysel's love for all things beautiful started early. Being the daughter of a fashion designer and architect in Puerto Rico meant a childhood filled with art and fashion. At the age of six, she took on her first decorating project: her own bedroom. She decided that the location called for a head-to-toe Strawberry Shortcake aesthetic, complete with requisite Strawberry Shortcake phone, throw pillows, and lamps. From that project on, Suysel was hooked.

In 2001, Suysel was hired by renowned decorator Markham Roberts, who introduced her to a wide array of modern and traditional decorating styles, including the work of David Hicks, Madeleine Castaing and Mark Hampton. During her four years with him, Suysel learned all about the art of tablescaping, toile, Gracie wallpaper, Spitzmiller lamps, lacquered walls, chintz, and ikat. Markham, like her father, taught her that life is infinitely more beautiful when you pay attention to detail.

Suysel is a graduate of Tufts University-freshman year dorm Tilton-and lives in New York City with her husband, David, and their daughter Cecilia, who also loves Strawberry Shortcake.