It’s safe to say that Susan Swanson, owner of the Green Door in East Greenwich, RI, has an incredible eye for style.


The editors of Seventeen Magazine certainly thought so when they appointed Susan to a much-coveted spot on their “Fashion Board” when she was in high school. “It was such an exciting time,” Swanson, who would go on to graduate from the Rhode Island School of Design, said of the experience. “We would show customers how to do make-up and fashion. Fashion was my life.”
Swanson’s inherent eye for what works together, is apparent as soon as one walks into her nearly two-decade old home accessories and gift store. Housed in a historic storefront on East Greenwich’s oh-so-charming Main Street, each room reveals unexpected finds at every turn. In one room is a perfectly put together and wonderfully edited selection of things for a stylish child’s room. In another is an array of sea-inspired gifts.