Tony Sutton, Allied ASID

School: BS degree in Interior Design from the University of Illinois
Company: Est Est, Inc.
Est Est, Inc.
17770 N Pacesetter Way
Scottsdale, AZ 85255-7827 map
Phone: (480) 563-1555

Designer Profile

TONY SUTTON, President, Head Designer, Allied ASID
As President and Owner of Est Est, Inc. for 25 years, Mr. Sutton has literally set the bar for the design standards in the Arizona interior design industry with his innate creativity, professional excellence, client relationships and business ethics. His comprehensive background of design work covers the full spectrum of commercial and residential design, ranging in style from traditional to contemporary. He has a great depth of experience and knowledge of complete project coordination, architectural history, construction, architectural detailing, lighting systems, and other specialized custom items. Mr. Sutton maintains an overview of all projects and makes himself readily available to assist his designers and their clients at any time. He continually studies new ideas to broaden his professional knowledge and is considered a leader in the creative interior design discipline. Est Est is also one of the few interior design firms in Arizona to maintain a specialty contractor's license with the state for both residential and commercial work.

With a BS degree in Interior Design from the University of Illinois, his design career began in Springfield, Illinois before coming to Est Est, Inc. in 1979. He is very passionate about Est Est, Inc.'s design philosophy, professional standing and overall reputation.

As an Allied Member of ASID, he has also served on the Board of Directors and has served as a continuing member of the Interior Design Advisory board for Scottsdale Community College. Under Mr. Sutton's leadership, Est Est, Inc. has developed a positive and on-going relationship with Arizona's universities to provide the opportunity for student internships and shadow programs for over twenty years. Mr. Sutton also exudes a similar passion for the community that has lead to his involvement with many local charitable organizations and annual fund raising events over the years. He is the former President and an active member of the Board of Directors for the Perimeter Center.

Services Offered

Decades of Interior Design Expertise:
Est Est, Inc. established in 1959, is the oldest interior design firm in Scottsdale, Arizona. With a 50-year rich history and notable past, Est Est has enjoyed distinguished recognition in the local residential and commercial fields, as well as with private clients and contract projects throughout the United States, Europe and Mexico. Since 1984, Est Est's creative staff has been under the direction of owner and head designer Tony Sutton. In 1997 Mr. Sutton moved the design studio from Old Town Scottsdale to its current location in the Perimeter Center. Est Est is composed of ASID, NCIDQ certified interior designer professionals and support staff, who offer a rich mixture of ideas tempered by comprehensive experience. As a full-service interior design firm, we offer the full range of services you would expect from a top ranking company. Well-recognized for our detailed material specification manuals and comprehensive design drawings, Est Est designers strive to be the finest in their discipline. With our own CAD department and plotting capabilities, we are able to handle every aspect of a job in-house. Est Est's design studio, also boasts of housing the largest resource library in the western region. With many of our clients traveling in from out of state, time is very precious. Our studio is designed as a one-stop-shop where the client is able to come to our studio and be presented with their design scheme, rather than having to travel all over town from showroom to showroom. The level of Est Est customer service is unparalleled in the local design community.

Residential, Commercial and Hospitality Purchasing Services:
Our well-established relationships with regional, national, and international manufacturers, gives Est Est the buying power to be a "purchasing agent" for large hospitality projects as well as the ability to custom design one-of-a kind pieces for individual clients. Recognized for our innovative custom furnishings, Est Est offers a variety of merchandise from English, French, Italian and Spanish antiques, to the modern products of the United States, as well as antiques and specialty items from Mexico and Peru. Est Est offers all historic and contemporary design styles to appeal to client preferences, while keeping in mind the human scaled atmospheres that invite one to pursue and enjoy the good things in life. Rather than promoting a specific Est Est design style, we pride ourselves on custom designing each project to the clients' tastes and wishes. The Est Est mission is to provide an environment complimentary to each client while enhancing the charm and objective of each space. Further setting us apart from the pack, is our full-service receiving, inspecting, warehousing, and installation facility and crew. We handle all aspects of a project from start to finish ensuring overall project success. The combination of extensive technical backgrounds and diverse talents of the Est Est designers' form a multi-faceted design service, based on the principles of personal attention, integrity, quality and skill.

Nationwide Residential, Commercial and Hospitality Interior Design:
Working in several avenues, Est Est has been a valued team member for numerous hotels, restaurants, corporate offices, condominiums, master-plan communities and resorts. Our award-winning firm has had the unique opportunity to build relationships with well-respected architects, developers and builders nationwide. Est Est's vast array of resources, comprehensive experience, and technical skills enables us to meet the interior design goals of each project.

Continuing To Lead:
With a well-earned reputation as one the premiere firms in the Southwest, Est Est's client base is firmly built on referrals and repeat clients. Many of our clients have told us that one of their most important decisions was to select the most talented professionals available, then follow their advice. Marking our 50th year in business in 2009, Est Est is continuing to perform beyond client expectations and create spaces that defy definition.

Awards & Publications

Mr. Sutton's professional credentials include guest hosting the National Seminar "Masters of the Southwest" on several occasions. He has also been featured numerous times in both "Who's Who in Interior Design International" and "Who's Who in the World". Under Mr. Sutton's leadership, Est Est has been featured in numerous local and national publications, including Architectural Digest and Western Interiors, along with several hardcover books. He was selected as a "Master of the Southwest" and listed as one of "Scottsdale's 50 Most Fascinating People" in Scottsdale's 50 year history. Many local television spots, including FOX 10's "Cool House" have featured Est Est projects. Our projects have also won numerous national awards, including several MAME Awards for Best Interior Design for custom and model homes and Gold Nugget for best custom home and clubhouse.

Fee Structure

Our contracts are custom tailored to each individual project based on the scope of services. Please send an email with your inquiries to