Team

Claudia & Susan worked together on award winning design projects as designer & client for 10 years before creating a formal partnership. Surge-ATX began with a successful booth at an antique mall in 2013 & within months evolved into a larger collaborative effort that reflected Claudia & Susan's creative vision. They are now based in a funky up-and-coming warehouse district in Austin, Texas.

From sun-up to sundown & in all types of weather conditions you can find Claudia & Susan scouring the countryside for the latest vintage & antique trends for their warehouse & discerning clients. Although they have a passion for Texas treasures, they have developed relationships with a network of dealers from across the US & Western Europe. As a result, Surge carries an eclectic mix of Americana & European pieces with an emphasis on inspirational decorative items, folk art/furniture & one-off local craftsman-made pieces.

Claudia's 20 years of interior design experience allows Surge to offer a variety of services that sets them apart from your typical vintage or antique store. They offer design consulting, personal shopping & custom design. Claudia & Susan assist their clients in creating imaginative, innovative spaces. Please inquire for details.

With restricted warehouse hours they sell mostly online & host special seasonal warehouse events. Follow them on Facebook & Instagram to keep up with their best new finds, adventures & much anticipated events.

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Susan Anderson

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Claudia Cowperthwaite

What customers, clients & colleagues are saying about the Surge team...

Houzz Reviews:

I have used Surge on multiple occasions because of their stellar, innovative and authentic design work. Whether it is finding specific pieces, constructing residential or commercial design or needing consult, Surge well exceeded expectation. I strongly encourage their team and service.

What can I say? I adore these gals, their work and the level of confidence that it'll be right. I've partnered on events with Claudia & Susan as well as recommended them for their design work in clients' homes. Give them an idea and they'll find it. Can't find it? They'll commission it. Definitely can't go wrong with SURGE - and who doesn't *adore* that cute little pig?!?

Claudia and Susan are great. I knew I liked their particular aesthetic and that their wonderful vintage finds would work great in my house. Claudia has a great eye for scale and color. I absolutely love all of my Surge purchases! They are reliable, trustworthy and very fair in their pricing.

I LOVE SURGE ATX! I can always find something unique, lovely, and well priced! My favorite buy was vintage penguins for my front porch. After Christmas I hosted a wedding shower and dressed them up like a bride and groom. They were the hit of the party. Other lovely purchases include: bentwood (but they are metal) red chairs, candles, vintage cookbooks, planter, etc. It is just wonderful. The owners are kind and give great decorating advice as well!

Etsy Reviews:

Fantastic piece, great communication, excellent seller. I have my eye on your French train and beer sign. Thank you.

After scouring the internet for a piece like this several years ago, I was stunned to find this listing on a search that I did on an absolute whim with no expectation of finding anything. The bench is sturdy, comfortable and folds for storage or taking outside to the patio. The store-owners were very communicative throughout the ordering and shipping process and I would highly recommend them as well as this great piece of furniture!

Just arrived today! Thank you thank-you so much for being so AWESOME!!!!!! I will definitely recommend you to all my friends!