About Us

Richly inspired by many fruitful trips to Aleppo, Cairo, Genoa, Naples, Damascus, Avignon and Fez and working closely with highly specialist workshops, principally in England, Susan Deliss is dedicated to creating beautiful designs, inspired by her travels and the antiques she has collected. The success of Susan's business is in helping to turn spaces into homes; to create sanctuaries where comfort, character and sophistication are in harmony.

Susan is very knowledgeable about the practical aspects of making a home and is happy to roll up her sleeves to go on site, but don't expect her to produce many computer drawings - as much as possible, Susan's work is considered and judged by eye. Susan excels at combining colour and pattern, artwork, furniture and textiles.

What services do you provide?

Textiles, Interior Design, Home Accessories, Rugs

How would you describe your style?

"My interior decorating work is varied, considered, sophisticated and underpinned by comfort and practicality. Although my style is characterised by colour and pattern, no two projects are ever the same as I tailor my designs to the client’s wishes and lifestyle and to the building, its history and location. My interiors are very layered."

Please describe a recently completed project or tell us about the bespoke service that you offer

"I recently finished work on a sprawling English country house in 3 sections - medieval, 18th century and modern. The brief from the clients was that it should remain broadly very conservative, with a more Scandinavian feel in the kitchen/ living area. There was to be a very specific palette of blues, reds, creams and oranges, in only dark tones. 

The house was rather unloved and bare and none of the rooms or the different sections worked together. I unified it by devising a cohesive colour scheme with different but complementary palettes tailored to the purpose of each room and the available light. Four bedrooms and a bedroom/ dressing room, multiple sitting and drawing rooms, a kitchen, dining room, kitchen dining area, a study and lots of hallways. I interpreted and distilled this in a way that refreshed the house and reflected the clients' lifestyle, with original elements that they had not thought of.

I sourced wallpaper, some printed by hand, and fabrics and paint colours for every surface. I worked with a draughtsman to design bookcases and storage from oak and applied oak panelling to previously bare modern walls to tie in with the old oak beams elsewhere in the house. I created bespoke weaves to complement fabric walling and darkened some of my own weaves to comply with my brief. My workshop made a lot of the furniture, including sofas, headboards and chairs. I used hand woven braids sourced on my travels to embellish curtains and made lots of cushions and lampshades in richly textured fabrics.”