Susan Taylor, Principal Designer and CEO
With over 25 years creating luxury interiors on projects nationwide and a Bucks County home store showcasing hundreds of brands, principal designer and CEO Susan Taylor has built more than a business. Susan’s leads the Bucks County design studio creative team and home store division. Her fresh approach and style mix takes her to clients projects from the Rocky Mountains to the Carolina Mountains, along with shore points from New Jersey, Naples and Boca Raton in Florida to the posh beaches of Sullivan’s Island, SC.
Susan is tireless when it comes to the pursuit of style. A Bucks County style icon, she has created luxury interiors with room designs that are current and finished down to the last personalized accessory, with lasting power that draws you into the room. Susan is a master at blending style approaches, from organic elements to mid-century modern, layered glamour to treasured historic collections. Her striking interiors are inspired by her passion for design, textiles, color and all things style.
When Susan isn’t working 14 hour days, she loves to bake mouthwatering desserts for friends and family, create beautiful, out of the ordinary fresh floral designs, and travel to Paris for design and shoe inspiration! She also enjoys her home in Charlotte, North Carolina, where she is learning about all things southern.
Juliana Ferrazzi, Lead Designer
Accomplished designer, Juliana Ferrazzi, began her love of design while visiting virtually every museum and historic monument from a young age. It was then she started to understand how design impacts our lives and adds value to your wellbeing. She is best known for her love of textiles and her ability to personalize a room with her clients lifestyle, collections and beautiful fabrics in mind. As she travels throughout the world she returns with inspiration that is perfect for transforming your personal project into a space you crave to be a part of. Juliana uses her extensive experience and passionately works side by side her clients delivering fresh, stylish and refined designs. Juliana understands it’s all in the details. Location, product, layout, color, accessories and of course clients desires that make the whole experience unique and rewarding. She has a B.F.A. in Interior Design, a B.A. in Art History, a Sustainable Building Advisor certification and is a member of ASID (American Society of Interior Designers).
Juliana has a love for travel whether it’s touring Bucks County’s small towns or flying to Portugal. She loves trying new foods and just enjoying life! Watch for her #mycuratedcolorcrush mood boards on Instagram!
Jackie Macli, Senior Project Manager
Jackie Macli, Senior Project Manager, has been Susan’s right hand for the past 16 years and oversees projects anywhere from Manhattan to Boca Raton. She recognizes that timely execution of a project is a critical element to the design process. She works hand in hand with service providers, architects, vendors and contractors with whom we have trusted relationships with. Jackie exudes Black-eyed Susan’s commitment to delivering luxury service with unmatched professionalism.
On Saturday mornings you will find Jackie at the local farmer’s market looking for organic vegetables and flowers. Jackie is known for never saying no to a stop at a good antique store!
Amy Lee, Project Manager
Amy’s more than 20 years of experience in interior design is informed by her work as an artist. She is accomplished in residential and commercial design, including hotels, restaurants and spas. Amy was born in England, grew up in Germany and made her home in New York City after earning a degree in interior design from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Los Angeles. She honed her business acumen coordinating contractors and vendors while running her own interior design shop in New York, before relocating to Mercer County, New Jersey. She is drawn to the inspiration of nature, creating a body of artwork based on shaping metals in abstract forms with an organic sensibility. Amy is devoted to her dachshund, Macaroni.
John Gibbs, Home Store Manager
John Gibbs manages the showroom floor and our in-store design service as the Black-eyed Susan Home Store Manager. John comes to Doylestown by way of the Hamptons, New York City, and Washington, D.C. He has a personal client list from the Dakotas to Florida and years of corporate office design experience. John has been with the Black-eyed Susan team for over four years and is always ready with hands-on design help. Nobody is more talented at finding the perfect gift for family and friends!
John is devoted to his dogs Baxter and Finley and is on top of all pet-friendly design solutions.
Paulette Lolas, Home Store Coordinator
Interior designer, Paulette Lolas, is one of our professional in store designers ready to assist customers and fellow designers alike with all needs and desires. It is our desire to tailor each project, large or small to the client’s unique living style and Paulette does just that.
When Paulette is not searching for the perfect plants for her yard she is cheering on her boys from the bleachers!
Connie Terlecki, Office Manager
Connie Terlecki began reconciling the books of Black-eyed Susan in our boutique store in Yardley. As Black-eyed Susan experienced success and growth she moved with us and in addition to keeping the books, she manages the receiving for all 10,000 sq ft of our Home store!
Connie is an avid DIY’er and loves the thrill of the hunt, transforming the old into new treasured keepsakes. Her years of loyalty and dedication have made her an invaluable Black-eyed Susan asset.
Tauni McFerson, Assistant Merchandiser and Inventory Coordinator
Tauni comes from a family background of furniture importing and retail, involved for years with travel to China, buying and retailing. A woman of multiple talents, she can be found designing holiday urns of lush greens and filing the late shift with Susan for fresh merchandising and new looks on a weekly basis. Whether it’s behind the scenes or leading Christmas teams, count on Tauni for unique ideas and inspiration that comes naturally to this creative kindred spirit.
Alyssa Vache, Receiving Assistant and Design Studio Librarian
Alyssa’s eye for detail comes from her study of the fine arts. At Black-eyed Susan, that skill shines with the interiors division, where she organizes resources and memos at the design studio for easy reference, and the home store, where she supports the office manager with receiving orders. Alyssa’s background in operations management trained her to put customer service first. An avid HGTV follower, she loves farmhouse style looks. She is passionate about home gardening and cares for a personal collection of more than 60 orchids.
Linda Giler, CFO and Buyer
Linda Giler, CFO and Designer, has been by Susan’s side from the very start of the Yardley boutique store. She and Susan pride themselves on being creative partners as they travel the country buying unique and interesting pieces that our customers have come to expect. With her sharp business acumen her primary responsibility is to keep an eye on all things marketing and management related.
You can always count on Linda to go on a shopping spree and break her diet with a piece of chocolate cake!
Fred Taylor, Installation and Delivery
Attention to detail is important to Black-eyed Susan in every form. Fred Taylor works with our design team to make sure that the picture is hung at just the right height, the rug is perfectly centered and assuring that a gallery wall is installed just as the designer designed it.
If Fred isn’t making deliveries in the Black-eyed Susan van he is riding his bike through the beautiful countryside of Bucks County!
Rachel Olenick, Marketing Director
Rachel always says if you’re going to do marketing, make sure you do it for the best people in the business. Working for the best interior design firm in Bucks County makes marketing strategy easy! Her project management for outreach to interior design clients, home store customers, and to the trade is the face of Black-eyed Susan style. When Rachel isn’t creating the next marketing campaign for us, you can find her touring a museum or planning her next half marathon.