Susan Huckvale Arann, ASID, CID is president of the New York Metropolitan chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers and American and International Designs, Inc. As a leading interior designer, Susan’s guiding philosophy is that good design must artistically interpret each client’s inherent desire for a personal and unique domicile. She uses rich and radiant colors, incomparable furnishings, and dramatic window treatments to deliver deep and abiding luxury. For a recent project, Susan was retained to design the interior of a luxury apartment in The Residences at The Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery Park. The generously proportioned and gracefully appointed residences provide an ideal environment for expressive interior design. Floors are of a rich mahogany herringbone and fine marble. High ceilings and broad windows add to the generous sense of space. Sweeping views of New York harbor, the Statue of Liberty, and Ellis Island are the dominant features of the condominium character. Harmonious elegant furnishings, luxurious fabrics, and original art pieces complete the idyllic waterfront setting. The panoramic views brought great joy, but the sun’s rays also brought great trouble with uncomfortable glare and insidious damage to the floors and furnishings. The sun had to be tamed to protect the interior without limiting the all-important views, day or night.


As an interior design expert, Susan knew about solar control window film and promptly chose Vista™ by LLumar® (formerly UVShield®) Nuance to meet the challenge. When professionally installed on the interior of the windows, Vista Nuance helps reduce glare and blocks more than 99 percent UV rays, helping protect against premature fading.*


With Vista window film on guard, the harbor vistas are intact 24/7 to the delight of the residents. And the color and vibrancy of Susan’s designs will remain vibrant and pristine.