Susan has always had a passion for textiles and has lived, studied and worked in the UK, US and Europe.
On and off for nearly 30 years she has lived in Notting Hill in London, where she now has a textiles studio. Susan designs her own range of fabrics and braids for upholstery, curtains and interior decoration and has a small and highly regarded interior design practice, currently working in the UK, US and Middle East. Susan's textiles business was established in 2011 so is celebrating its 10th anniversary.
Since the early days of selling cushions made from textiles that Susan had collected on holidays by a local tailor in Notting Hill, Susan has expanded her business a lot. She sells limited edition cushions, hand-made lamps and lampshades and upholstered furniture plus a frequently replenished stock of decorative objects and fine art, ikats, spectacular suzanis and kilims. Many items are made bespoke to clients' specifications. All decorative, beautifully made, useful and highly individual.
For interior design projects, Susan's approach and style were best summed up by one of her clients:
"Susan’s approach is to listen to the client and listen to the house and then bring the space alive using a sophisticated and nuanced combination of colour, pattern and design. Susan helps her clients see a house’s potential in a new way without them having to let go of their own story."
Susan Deliss's work has been extensively featured in "House and Garden", "World of Interiors", "Country Life","Homes and Gardens", "Homes and Antiques", "The English Home" the "London Evening Standard", the FT "How to Spend it", the Sunday Times "Style" and, in the USA, "House Beautiful" and "Veranda" and other publications. Susan has twice been on House & Garden's list of Top 100 Decorators but, due to Covid, has been unable to get professional photos of finished work. Her decorating practice is extremely busy with work in England, Col0mbia and in Boston, LA and Palm Beach in the USA. Susan does all decorating work herself, supported by Gemma.