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7 Questions with Sue Shockley

7 Questions with Sue Shockley Marvin at 7 Tide

Sue Shockley started working at Marvin at 7 Tide in the spring. She brings years of experience working with homeowners as well as a cheerful spirit to the role of Brand Ambassador at Marvin at 7 Tide.

1. What is your role at Marvin at 7 Tide?

I am very excited to be the Brand Ambassador for Marvin Windows: I have the opportunity to work with homeowners, architects and contractors to explore windows and doors in a beautifully designed space. Our approach is unique in that we are not retail here; we focus on visualization and design possibilities with fantastic technology. The atmosphere is created to inspire.

2. When did you start at Marvin at 7 Tide?

I came to Marvin 7 Tide just last spring. I have an interior design background and I wanted to inspire people to think of their windows and doors not only as a building commodity, but as a thought-out design choice. I knew I could bring something to the table with my interior design background, and I was drawn to A.W. Hastings’ innovative and technology-driven approach to help clients visualize their windows and doors to scale in real-time.

3. When did you start working in design?

I began my career fifteen years ago in the home staging/real estate market. I worked with homeowners preparing their houses for sale. I fell in love with home styling and helping people. For me, it is more about creating space as opposed to filling it. We all crave calming interiors where we can relax from our hectic lives. When we artfully edit and rearrange our furniture and accessories to create a focal and flow, it can transform our home and our life!

4. Can you tell us why you enjoy this industry?

I love being around all things that have to do with creating a home, not just a house to live in. The design industry gives you permission to dream about your space, and it is always changing with textiles, paint and mixing the old with the new. I say let your imagination go and be inspired! I love to shake it up.

5. What is something you’ve learned about Marvin Windows that you didn’t know before you started at Marvin at 7 Tide?

Windows are so much more than just wood and glass—they are highly engineered! As I’ve learned more about the technology behind Marvin windows and the various components of each piece, I’m impressed with their commitment to craftsmanship and quality. I’ve been really inspired. I’ve learned how important windows and doors can be in the design process.

6. In your opinion, what is the most important room in the house and why?

It’s the family room for me! It’s a place where the furnishings are inviting, comfortable and where you can genuinely relax. It’s a gathering place where friends and family can enjoy each other’s company, whether sitting around and talking, play games, or curling up with a throw and book.

7. What is your favorite place to visit in New England and why? 

Castle Island. My father would take me with him to fish off the wooden pier when I was a little girl. I have fond memories of picnics, playing in the grassy hills and hearing the roar of the engines as the planes would take off and land, all while watching all the boats. Now that I am working at the Boston’s Seaport Innovation District, if I am running early on my way into work, I take the time to take a walk or just to take in the sights.