808.885.5587  |  64-5176 Kamamalu Road, Kamuela, HI 96743

About Trans-Pacific Design

Founded in 1991 by Susan J. Moss, Trans-Pacific Design creates exceptional interiors designed to embrace and harmonize with the beauty of Hawaii.

Trans-Pacific Design isn't limited to one style — we welcome all challenges. Our successes include styles like Tropical, Country, Contemporary, Asian, Ethnic, and many creative variations/combinations.

Our resort/hospitality interior design and commercial interior design projects have included: guestrooms, banquet rooms, offices, cafeterias, cruise ships and pleasure crafts, stores, sales lounges, chapels, front desk/reception areas, spas, restaurants, retail, clubs, model homes, health clubs and salons.

Watch Our Video

Get to know Trans-Pacific Design's owner/founder Susan J. Moss, learn about her design philosophy and how she works with clients.

The Trans-Pacific Design Difference

Our full-service interior design firm will work with you and your architect and/or contractor every step of the way to make sure the end result is what we have envisioned. We connect with the client and architect on the selections and specifications for all interior finishes, appliances & equipment, plumbing fixtures & fittings, lighting and bath accessories.

Trans-Pacific Design maintains strong local ties and a firm commitment to our island neighbors. Through donations of time and money and a firm resolve to support green and sustainable design, we give back to our community by respecting our beautiful environment and supporting local non-profit activities.

We keep on top of the latest interior design trends and competencies through continuing education programs and accreditation compliance requirements with professional industry organizations. 

Trans-Pacific Design takes great pride in our community and the local connections and know-how we've accumulated through years of respected work and community service. 

  • We source from all over the world and focus on local sources whenever possible

  • We live and work on Hawai’i Island and bring a vast number of years and variety of interiors experience to each new project

  • We have many business relationships with vendors that provide us with favorable pricing.

  • We have the knowledge to navigate the freight and install challenges of living on an island.

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Qualifications & Affiliations

  • BS Iowa State University; Interior Design

  • US Green Building Council

  • LEED AP: LEED Accredited Professional

  • NCIDQ National Council for Interior Design Qualification

  • Professional Member, American Society of Interior Designers (ASID)

  • Past President ASID Hawai’i Chapter

  • Past ASID National Director

  • Rotary Club of North Hawai'i

  • Habitat for Humanity

  • Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce
        Sust-Aina-bility Committee

  • Make-A-Wish Hawai’i

  • Former Member of State Commissions
        - Commemorative Quarter Commission
        - CQIC for Department of Human Services

  • Commemorative Quarter Commission

  • Supporting local artisans

  • Member; Sustainable Furnishings Council 


Project photos by James Cohn and Mary-Kay Cochrane. Video by Ty Stuyvesant. Music by John Keawe.