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 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.
Nancy Churchill, Home Store Manager
Nancy’s love for all that is Black-eyed Susan started as a loyal customer at the previous Yardley location many years ago. She still feels inspired every time she walks through the door. A seasoned veteran in the retail world, Nancy is also familiar with the local housing market as a former real estate agent.
As home store manager, Nancy feels the most fulfilled which she sees a new customer turn into a regular. She strives to make customers feel at home, making sure they will always find design inspiration and a friendly face at Black-eyed Susan. Nancy enjoys competitive tennis, farm to table cooking, and beach time at her favorite local spot, Spring Lake.
Nicole Muller, Home Store Coordinator
Nicole Muller is a Bucks County native who first got to know Black-eyed Susan when she needed a “wow” centerpiece for an Upper Makefield home. Her high style background started with working at State College, PA’s favorite fashion boutique while she earned degrees in counseling and psychology. Nicole is known for her cheerful approach with home store shoppers. Her passion for finding the perfect design match for each Black-eyed Susan customer comes from getting to know them and their style personally.
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.
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 heads up our marketing team to coordinate outreach to interiors clients, home store customers, and the trade. Our goal is to share Black-eyed Susan’s vision of style and captivate interest with the many beautiful, creative finds at Black-eyed Susan.
When Rachel isn’t creating marketing campaigns for us, you can find her planning her next museum visit or half marathon race.
Sophia Daybell, Social Media Coordinator
Sophia handles the social media for Black-eyed Susan. She works hard to show off the latest & greatest in interior design on all our social media platforms. When you check your email, scroll on Facebook or swipe on Instagram, you’re seeing her handiwork.
If you’re looking for Sophia when she isn’t posting the looks from our last client photo shoot, she’s probably pushing her little boys in swings at the park, listening to an audiobook at the gym, or at the drive thru at McDonald’s for some fries and a large Diet Coke!
Morgan Kalman, Interior Design Intern
Morgan is majoring in Interior Design and minoring in event planning at West Virginia University. Her favorite part about the design process is helping put together color stories and different palettes, along with 3D renderings. She also loves putting together client presentations that show how the designer’s vision is coming to life. With a background in art, Morgan likes to draw and paint.