Haute Secrets Phoenix
Name: Tony Wayne Sutton
The stats: Born and raised in Illinois; attended the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana; moved to Arizona in 1979 and now lives in North Scottsdale
Why he loves Phoenix: “You don’t have to shovel sunshine,” and “it’s a dry heat.”
Some also know him as “Jungleman,” “T Wayne,” “Pappa Sutton,” “Boss Man” or “Big T,” but Tony Sutton is the president and owner of Est Est Interior Design, and has been for more than 25 years. Originally from Delavan, Ill., he earned his Bachelor of Science in interior design from the University of Illinois before kicking off his career in Springfield. In 1979, Sutton moved to Arizona to join Est Est, Inc, and since then has built a comprehensive portfolio of both commercial and residential design work, ranging in style from traditional to contemporary, which makes him unique and highly sought-after. Sutton is an Allied Member of the American Society of Interior Designers, is a continuing member of the Interior Design Advisory Board and has previously served on the Board of Directors for Scottsdale Community College, and is an active member of the Board of Directors for the Perimeter Center. He and his work have been featured in “Architectural Digest,” “Western Interiors” and “Who’s Who in Interior Design International.”
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