Elizabeth Sutton

Power designer-influencer Elizabeth Sutton (b. 1989) is a millennial “mom-preneur”-artist who is changing the world of interiors one smart, colorful product at a time. Known for her bright, bold stylings and good vibes ethos, Sutton’s distinctive creations for the home, office and the good life have been recognized by Architectural Digest, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and top tastemakers from New York City to Los Angeles. Indicative of her originality and broad appeal, Sutton’s varied client roster includes celebrities and luminaries, from Kourtney Kardashian, Paris Hilton, and Pitbull to Andrea Bocelli and Iris Apfel. She has won ‘Best in Show’ at designer showcases; been featured in Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing; and was included in Forbes’ inaugural ‘Next 1000’ list of top up-and-coming American entrepreneurs, dubbedthe artist and designer to know right now.”

Her Miami and New York City-based fine art and design firm, Elizabeth Sutton Collection, caters to residential and hospitality clients seeking to make a statement—and have a little fun. Sutton’s portfolio includes original art works and a rainbow of products, including acrylic prints, dazzling clutches, bold-patterned rugs, and even original coloring books. She is committed to shaping spaces and experiences, and is continually on the hunt for strategic partnerships and licensing deals to bring her unique design vision to life. Recent creative collaborations include TileBar, Janovic, The Whale, a high-concept office building in Brooklyn, NY, and ongoing projects with the Eden Rock Hotel in St. Barths.

Complementing her natural-born talent, Sutton’s commercial savvy and innate ability to tap into trends keeps her at the forefront of today’s most influential designers, whose relevance spans generations, genders and markets. 

 

In Fall 2021, building on the growing work-from-home trend—and a desire to bring more comfort and joy to our daily lives—Sutton launched an exclusive line of office chairs with Raynor, the largest manufacturer and distributor of office furniture in the United States.

Beyond her dynamic career, Sutton is passionate about empowering women and prides herself on authenticity. Her rise in social media has been nothing short of meteoric. A 30-something single mother of two who’s known trauma from the inside, Sutton is committed to talking openly about struggle and resilience and isn’t afraid to be intimate. Launched in 2020, she shares her candid thoughts, opinions and hard-earned lessons in entrepreneurship—and in life—on her bi-monthly podcast Success by Design. And 2021 saw the debut of her YouTube channel, which gives followers—her “Good Vibe Tribe”—a window into her day-to-day life and features an appealing mix of everything from business tips and art technique tutorials to parenting advice and favorite recipes

 

A sixth-generation New Yorker committed to ensuring her home city’s legacy through philanthropy, Sutton has also raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for such formidable institutions as the 92nd Street Y, ArtStart, City Harvest, United Hatzalah, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, and Lenox Health Greenwich Village.

 

Elizabeth Sutton is an artist for our time, with works spanning diverse industries and media, a relentless drive to pursue her dreams, and a profound dedication to lifting people up. “Life is not always rainbows and butterflies,” Sutton likes to say. “But my art is.

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Notable Projects and Products: 

  • Eden Rock – St. Barth’s: Eden Rock commissioned two of Sutton’s limited-edition clutches for its boutique and her art is hung throughout the hotel and spa. In November 2020, Eden Rock hosted a solo exhibition of her work, in which Sutton did a full takeover including art and programming.
  • Janovic Color Palettes: Featured by Luxe Magazine, Sutton created five exclusive color palettes using 60 shades of Benjamin Moore with Janovic, the largest paint supplier in New York. Her art was then used to wrap four New York City buildings and featured on 18 bus stops.
  • TileBar: Sutton’s three luxe marble tile collections for TileBar won best in show awards at the Architectural Digest Design Show and HD expo, the largest hospitality convention in the U.S. Each design comes in a variety of rich colors and the water jet–cut tiles can be reconfigured into thousands of patterns. Sutton will be designing a new porcelain collection with TileBar in 2021.
  • The Raynor Group Home Desk Chairs: Partnering with the largest manufacturer of office chairs, Sutton will be designing two collections that feature her signature geometric patterns in a variety of colors that will transform the practical desk chair into a bright showstopper for the home. The collection will be available in 2021.
  • The Whale Building: Sutton has been chosen as the exclusive artist to develop 10,000 square feet of art programing for the The Whale Building, a 500,000 square foot historical commercial building being developed by the esteemed Nightingale properties and designed by award winning architecture design firm, Studio Architects. Her largest project to date, this initiative will begin unfolding towards the end of 2021 and beginning of 2022.
  • Pool Table with Blatt Billiards: This hand-crafted $150,000 pool table features Sutton’s signature rose print on the felt top and hand-painted geometric designs on the base. One of the artist’s most intricate projects, the table took over 1,000 hours to make by hand. The table’s base is wrapped in luxury Italian leather, custom dyed in eight different colors, and finished with custom 24-karat plated hardware.
  • Manhattan Park Pool: Sutton was the first female artist selected by Citi Habitats New Developments to create its yearly art installation at Roosevelt Island’s Manhattan Park Pool. With 60 gallons and 18 different colors of Benjamin Moore Paint, Sutton crafted a technicolor sunburst pattern on the 8,500-square-foot deck. Her exuberant design was ranked by Time Out as the number two most talked about thing of summer 2019 and was featured in Architectural Digest, Architectural Digest Spain and Curbed.
  • Bari Lynn Accessories: This capsule collection with the popular luxury girls’ accessories brand launched in 2018 at Bergdorf Goodman and was then picked up by Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, and Harrod’s. Sutton’s designs were featured in Bergdorf Goodman’s holiday campaign and gift guide as well as Neiman Marcus’s official gift guide. For holiday 2020, she is partnering with Bari Lynn Accessories again on a new collection of headbands and accessories.
  • TCG Toys Puzzles: Elizabeth is set to launch her first collection of puzzles with TCG Toys in the Fall of 2021, with a program outlined for spring and fall 2022 and 2023.
  • Rugs America: Sutton will be launching a collection of 60 rug designs in collaboration with Rugs America. Featuring 5 collections that will include her famous butterfly and rose patterns along with inspiration derived from nature, as well as her strong geometric abstractions,
  • Galaxy Glass & Stone: A collaboration with this high-end glass company features Sutton’s custom designs printed on everything from glass tabletops and shower walls to massive entry walls. To celebrate its debut, Sutton designed her own “selfie mirror” with her artwork intricately printed around the frame.
  • Mother’s Day Cards Benefitting City Harvest: To help others in the height of the pandemic, Sutton released her fine art designs to the public for the first time as downloadable coloring books and Mother’s Day cards—all proceeds went to City Harvest. Her coloring books received over 12,000 downloads in the first month and were featured in the New York Times, Architectural Digest, and Town & Country.
  • Elizabeth Sutton Collection: Sutton’s in-house line of accessories features clutches, bags, straps, belts, and luggage tags. All of her gifts and accessories are beautifully packaged in custom boxes to create a full artistic experience for the recipient. She has also debuted nine wallpaper collections, drawer pulls, napkin rings, and disposable placemats, as well as five rug designs in Bali with custom-dyed threads from the finest New Zealand wool so that people can decorate their home with her art at any price point. 

THE TEAM

My team is not only my art and design team – they are my family. Team ESC is compromised of young, ambitious, intelligent, and optimistic hustlers. I have infinite gratitude for the support and encouragement they provide me with.