Naples designer Susan Bay’s connection to Sherrill Furniture goes back more than 10 years to when the company’s then CEO, Buddy Sherrill, called Bay at her summer cottage in Lake Charlevoix, Michigan and asked her to take over the upholstery lines for the brand. Before she knew it, Bay was on Sherrill’s private jet to meet the man in High Point, North Carolina. Two months later, Bay’s first collection for Sherrill Furniture was presented to much acclaim at High Point Market, one of the country’s leading home furnishings trade shows.
“You just don’t say ‘no’ to Buddy,” says Bay. “Since that first meeting, I’ve increased my products for the company to more than 90 pieces annually, which are introduced [as part of the Design Classics Collection] twice a year.”
This spring, the debut of Bay’s latest array of furnishings for Sherrill Furniture coincides with the reveal of her renovated Downtown Naples store, which had been closed since last fall due to damage from Hurricane Ian.
As for the new additions, they include credenzas, mirrors, benches, sectionals, case goods, tables, and club chairs (with finishes in everything from oak to platinum), as well as various upholstery options.
“I design pieces that will stand the test of time because I believe in classic furniture with lasting value,” says Bay. “I create options for today’s lifestyles that feel appropriate in any part of the country.”
Text by Luis R. Rigual