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Growing up as an Army Brat I had the opportunity to live in all parts of the East Coast as well as Germany. Adapting to different cultures every three years was a challenge, however, I believe this molded me into the person I am today. I settled in New Jersey where I met my husband and raised our two boys in a small town. We lived in the same town and house for 32 years. Being from the Army background I just wanted my boys to have a more settled lifestyle. We purchased our home in Ocean View Delaware in 2020 and recently moved here full-time last November (2022) where my husband was able to retire from 38 years in commercial construction. My passion for design comes from 26 years in the custom picture framing industry. This is where I grew into product design and manufacturing of both wood and metal mouldings as well as designing and marketing both mouldings and matboards. Using Phillip Jefferies as our supplier of matboard design and developing colors for metal mouldings and purchasing our wood mouldings from Italy shaped my sense for design. I framed artwork from posters to expensive pieces for major trade shows designing and displaying in a gallery style and major events in well-known museums. Moving to Delaware I was given the opportunity to work at Creative Concepts as a Design Consultant. I LOVE my new career. Corporate America gave me the skills in Product Development, Project Management, Marketing and Merchandising, which I apply to my current role as an Interior Designer. I love working with a clean palette of a new home helping my clients discover their sense of style and making their dream come to life. I also love it when a client wants a change mixing old with new, keeping some of the pieces they cherish and just updating a bit. My style being from the Metropolitan area for so many years is more tone on tone, but my true gift is listening to my clients and their style. Traditional, Classy Coastal, Coastal Cottage, contemporary, transitional… I love them all! I look forward to working with you on your upcoming project. Feel free to reach out to me any time at our Ocean View Showroom.

We needed to re-decorate our condo at Sea Colony. We have always relied on Creative Concepts for good quality furniture, lamps, and decorative pieces. We needed help figuring out how to incorporate some of our current furniture with new pieces. Susan Bruno visited our condo in order to do a complete evaluation. We discussed the look we were going for and she came up with several choices from which to pick. Susan made a big project seem easy. We had fun and lots of laughs working with her. We highly recommend her if you are in need of a good interior designer.

Carol Axelbaum

I recently moved to Ocean View. I had downsized to a home half the size. I needed smaller pieces and I needed help. I was overwhelmed with moving unpacking and designing. I had 1 piece that I just loved and brought with me, my living room rug.

I took the runner into Creative Concepts, met Susan and gave her the rug and asked her to design a living room around the colors of that rug. The colors and style she coordinated look and feel like the beach. I wanted a living room that felt feminine and cozy, she created that and I’m so happy. It’s as if she saw inside my head. Thank you Susan!

Bonnie McFie

Susan was a huge help to me when I redecorated my entire first floor. I did not want the “beachy” look – and she provided me with recommendations that were exactly what I was looking for. She brought samples to my home and gave me tons of options – so many that it was hard to finalize. Thank you, Susan! I love the new look.

Helen Grant

Susan Bruno was a wonderful designer to have work with us. My husband and I had been looking for a bit of time for a sofa for our living room. We were in the process of changing over the color scheme in that room. I feel Susan really listened to both of our notions about what the sofa should be, size, design, color all given the specs we already had in the room. After scouting with us in the showroom she brought samples with her to our home. Allowing her to get a better feel for the room and our being able to see fabrics in the lighting of our home which was great. Thank you Susan.

Beatriz Szabo

Susan was very knowledgeable and provided good suggestions to assist us with our selections and purchases. We are repeat customers and know we will be treated excellently. Susan exceeded expectations.

Kenneth Franke

We purchased a sleeper sofa from Susan and had it delivered by the Creative Concepts team. Susan was extremely helpful throughout the process, and patiently went over many details with us. Delivery was accomplished very professionally, and went off without a hitch.

Rosemary and John Beakes

The chairs were exactly what we were looking for at a fair price. Being able to take several material swatches home to compare with our decor was a great plus in helping us get the right pattern. Susan was patient and extremely helpful.

Judith Beach