Sometimes people discover their passion in life quite by accident and this adage holds true for Suzanne (Sue) Brine, owner and chief designer of Brine’s Decorating.

The Brine’s Decorating shop of today has undergone many evolutions since it was founded in 1945 by legendary upholsterer and furniture repairman, W.F. Brine and was passed down to his son, the late Bucky (Mel) Brine, in the early 1970’s.  Under Bucky’s direction the business grew, diversifying into fabric sales, window coverings, blinds and general design services. The company has metamorphosed into a full service design and decorating shop which Sue and her husband Rob now own and operate.

Sue’s career path took a major turn from the financial industry into becoming the renowned and respected interior designer she is today once she and her husband purchased Brine’s Decorating. Fortunately for Sue her previous background and experience as a Mortgage Officer certainly helped her hone her superior people skills, as well as increasing her knowledge of the intricacies and nuances of home building and renovations.

Her vast list of satisfied clientele can attest to Sue’s outstanding ability to uncover the homeowner’s decorating desires, whereby she then proceeds to create remarkable designs filled with exactly the perfect color schemes, dramatic draperies, and fabulous furnishings that match the owner’s discerning tastes.

Sue’s uncanny ability to co-ordinate fabric patterns, textures, and colors can bring even the dreariest space to life. Whether it be a room decorated with whimsical colors and New Age furniture, or a company boardroom with solid textures and tables, Sue is completely at ease in either environment. By combining quality materials with superior customer service, Sue treats every customer with integrity and respect, as if they were truly one of their family members.

Sue is also a much sought after keynote speaker at home decorating trend seminars and trade shows, and has been interviewed and published in numerous magazines and newspapers about what’s new and exciting in the world of decorating.

When not caught up in the renovation or rejuvenation of one of their client’s homes, Sue, Rob and their two teenage boy’s can be found at either their local school’s gymnasiums during basketball season, or on the field during football season. During the summer months they enjoy participating in various water sports at their redesigned and redecorated summer home.

To contact Sue, please call (506) 387-6011 or email her at