Meet the Designers

Having received numerous awards from the Tri-Cities Home Builders Association over the years, the design team, at Susan Thorsen Interiors, is recognized as the go-to experts in the design and construction industry for the Tri-Cities area.


Our consultants have the knowledge and expertise to see problems before they arise, saving you time, money, and stress. Our consultants will help you see possibilities for your home that you may not have even been able to imagine.

Susan Thorsen - Owner/Designer

A life long resident of the Tri-Cities area, Susan is well known and recognized as an expert in the design and construction industry. Susan's years of participation in the annual Tri-Cities Homebuilders Association Parade of Homes has garnered her numerous awards for style and innovation.

After working within different aspects of the industry for over 20 years, Susan started her own interior design firm in 2001, Susan Thorsen Interiors. As a business owner and member of the local homebuilders association, Susan has been the interior designer on projects ranging from small residential remodels to new high value residential and commercial projects. Susan takes pride in seeing a project through from conception to completion, while working as a liaison between builder and client, helping the construction process run smoothly and efficiently, making each dream a reality.

Nicole Diedrich - Designer

Born and raised in the Columbia Basin, Nicole Diedrich was drawn to Interior Design from a young age. Graduating from Columbia Basin College with an Associate of Arts Degree and then attending Interior Design School in Fountain Hills, Arizona at the American Institute of Interior Design, Nicole gained the credentials and necessary skill-set to begin her career.

After design school, Nicole moved to the Seattle area where she was able to spread her wings, attaining a broad knowledge in tile, stone, countertops, hardwood and carpet. While in that market, she also developed a strong sense for creating beautiful and comfortable environments that reflect her clients’ personal style, while meeting their functional needs.

Nicole’s outgoing and cheerful personality makes the entire design process an enjoyable one for all involved. Believing that the design process does not need to be difficult or expensive, Nicole will guide her clients through the complete project, always ensuring that their true personality is reflected. She prides herself on being a great listener, providing thoughtful and creative suggestions for her clients and is determined to go above and beyond, no matter the circumstances.

Nicole has a great love for the Tri-Cities and the wine country. In her spare time, she enjoys checking out new breweries and restaurants with her family.