Claire Batey, Founder.

Claire Batey is the founder of the lifestyle blog, That Pleasant Surprise as well as an established designer and stylist, living in Seattle, Washington with her husband and black lab, Scout.  She founded the blog in 2014, with the intention of delving deeper into the beauty that surrounds us in the every day…people that inspire, that perfectly cozy home, the simple pleasure of a great new lipstick.  There is so much in our daily lives to take joy in, which is seen in our original content and beautiful photographs.

Claire’s creative work has been published by the likes of Martha Stewart Living, Good Housekeeping, OK Magazine, and various other National Publications.  She has worked on television series and feature films such as Boardwalk Empire, The Big C, The Martha Stewart Show, The Today Show, Winters Tale, and more.  Her exposure to design at this level is what makes Claire a sought after stylist in the lifestyle arena, and drives her desire to encourage every woman to live a beautiful life.

Claire is available for new projects, please send inquiries her way at:

thatpleasantsurprise (at) gmail (dot) com.