Reviews

CLIENT REVIEWS

I am an architect who has had the fortunate opportunity to collaborate with this talented interior designer on two occasions. The first was an addition/remodel of an existing home in The Woodlands. Susan opened a series of confining walls and spaces to create a beautiful Great Room that connects well with the outside landscape. The appointments in the space create a distinct personality that was not there before, and her clients are very happy with the result. The second, ongoing project is a large, isolated Ranch House retreat for a hunter and his family outside of Dallas. In this instance, she needed to be sensitive to both the informal ruggedness of a hunting lodge and the formality of gracious living requested by her clients. Susan’s ability to merge these vastly different styles was nothing less than remarkable. Additionally, her knowledge of what makes a home function well is one of the things that elevates her above the rest. I highly recommend Susan Fruit Interiors to anyone looking for a qualified, professional interior designer for their home renovation or new construction projects.
Rick Kaufman, Architect/Chief Visionary Officer
The Kaufman Collaborative

 

One of the major benefits of working with Susan is that she is both a designer and contractor. We contracted with Susan to design and renovate our kitchen, living/family room, laundry, and bathroom. Renovations required the removal of an interior load-bearing wall and moving 2 exterior walls to expand the kitchen and living/family room. Susan’s eye for detail, design skills, and ability to visualize the end result is amazing. She is great to work with, listened carefully to our requests, reacted immediately to our concerns and was onsite almost every day. Her subcontractors are knowledgeable, very responsive, timely, and thorough. Susan is an excellent communicator and follows up on all issues/questions. She uses quality materials and customized all our requests/desires.
Robert Evans, Engineer
The Woodlands

 

I hired Susan for 2 major updates and renovations. My kitchen and master suite and added a balcony. She was both the designer and general contractor. She is great to work with and manages the project down to the smallest details that I wouldn’t have noticed, but she did! Her subcontractors are excellent, very responsive, timely and thorough. Susan was on-site everyday for most of the day. I didn’t have to worry about anything. She treated my home like her own. We had the added bonus of an excellent designer and contractor in one.
Jean Brackendorff
Bellaire Client

 

We moved to a larger home and needed help. Susan “got” my style immediately. She selected fabrics that I loved and also worked with some of the furniture I already had. She updated the bookshelves and fireplace so the house didn’t look like it was built in the 90’s! The walls were plastered in three rooms; custom furniture was designed & ordered along with draperies. Even five years after we did all this, friends remark how pretty our home is and people who come to the house for the first time, think the house is new. I still walk through very satisfied and loving what Susan did. I wanted a serene decor and that is the word people use when they see my home for the first time.
Cheryl Pace
West University Client

 

Susan Fruit has created numerous design features for our River Oaks home, including creative options for a complete architectural redesign for the front façade of our home, unique interior beamed ceiling treatments with recessed lighting options, wall finish treatments, and the implementation of exquisite custom draperies for our Dining and Living rooms that my wife and I just love. She also transformed our Master bedroom into a restful retreat with an attractive bedding ensemble comprised of luxurious fabrics and a coordinating drapery treatment complete with custom-designed cords, tassels, and Murano glass bead accents. Susan has given us creative design ideas and architectural solutions that we would never have thought of on our own.
I wholeheartedly recommend her interior design services to anyone desiring creative, unique design solutions for their home.
River Oaks Attorney

 

Susan Fruit is a most unusual interior designer. She and I have been steadily working on various design projects for my home over a number of years, so I have gotten to know her quite well. What I like most about Susan is that she listens to my design ideas and then gives me exactly what I want. It is never a “cookie cutter” or a “decorator” look. Instead, she creates for me a look that is all my own. Other designers who I had worked with before were never able to do that. They usually tried to impose their taste on me. Susan isn’t like that. She is very easy to work with, very detail-oriented, and explains everything in-depth so that you are very clear about the design concept and what you are ordering. And, there is never any pressure with Susan, which I really appreciate. She is also not “stingy” with her design knowledge. She is always happy to share her knowledge and expertise so that I can become more knowledgeable and enlightened about various facets of interior design. Through our working relationship, we have become good friends and have accomplished beautiful things for my home which I love and enjoy each day.
Tanglewood Client

 

Susan Fruit has worked with my wife Kathy and I over many years to help beautify our home. We have been extremely pleased with all facets of her work. She developed a strategic master plan for our home which we have implemented over a fifteen year period. Susan has remodeled virtually every room in our home in addition to supplying us with custom furniture, fabrics, unique drapery treatments and tasteful accessories in addition to providing us with valuable landscape design advice which turned our backyard into a wonderful retreat. She has always presented us with up-to-date design options and ideas, and has given us a timeless, tasteful, sophisticated look we would never have been able to produce on our own.
When each phase of her design work was being implemented, she was always present on the job to personally oversee every detail, and to ensure quality control and our complete satisfaction.
I highly recommend Susan Fruit’s design services for all phases of residential remodeling and interior design work.
Aeronautical Engineer
NASA Space Program

 

I want to thank and commend you for the excellent job you did in assisting me in the interior design of my new Houston home. You have a great eye for color and did a wonderful job bringing the various rooms in the house together through an appealing master design concept. You are wonderful to work with as well. I really appreciate your dedicated, professional involvement and intense supervision that you applied to the entire project, and your thoroughness in overseeing all deliveries and installation work. I also appreciate your attention to detail, thorough quality control and constant communication with suppliers and sub-contractors so that all facets of the job was done right. I am also especially grateful for your extra efforts in ensuring that my home office furniture was installed quickly and without flaw.
In summary, I am very pleased with the job you did for me and I would highly recommend your design services to anyone considering an interior design project.
Petroleum Engineer
BP Amoco

 

I want to take this opportunity to let you know how very pleased our entire staff is with the beautiful office spaces you designed and decorated for our Houston and Clear Lake endodontic offices. We have received many compliments from both patients and colleagues alike for the professional, functional and soothing atmosphere of the waiting rooms and treatment areas of both offices. The color scheme, fabrics and furniture you selected and installed make our offices unique and memorable.
Thank you for your commitment to excellence and the creative design ideas you brought to our offices.
Doctors and staff at Endodontic offices
Houston and Clear Lake

 

I have known Susan Fruit for more than fifteen years. Since that time, I have engaged her to perform four interior design updates and renovations in my home. I have been extremely pleased with her professionalism and interior design expertise. She has incorporated numerous unique design concepts in my home with custom furniture, unusual furniture placement, creative drapery treatments and beautiful accessory arrangements. I have received many compliments on her creativity and unique design solutions. In addition to her talents inside my home, Susan and her landscape crew also beautifully landscaped my front yard, updated and upgraded the architectural façade of my home and provided an interesting deck and pergola solution for my back yard.
During these years of continued home improvement, Susan has also become a very dear friend. Her drive, enthusiasm and creative energy continues to amaze me.
I gladly recommend Susan Fruit to anyone desiring professional interior design expertise and home improvement services.
CPA Client
The Methodist Hospital

 

It was a pleasure working with you to have our house turned into a home we can enjoy. Your creativity went beyond our expectations in designing a beautiful living environment for us. As you know, my husband and I are very busy working professionals so we really appreciated your organizational skills and knowledge of all the best design and decorating resources. You handled all of our furniture and accessory needs flawlessly so that we didn’t have to run all over town looking for these items ourselves. For us, you made the difference between feeling as if we wanted to escape our four walls to enjoying the return home each day.
Thank you so much for the beautiful decorating job you did on our home.
Financial planner
AIM Capital Management

 

We love our new country French kitchen with all the custom features you designed just for us. The beautifully made maple cabinets with the custom designed mouldings, trims and cooktop hood carving all highlighted by the lovely hand painted faux finish, limestone floors and new granite countertops really capture the timeless look of country French right in our own home. Your attention to detail, choice of finishing materials and appliances, new recessed lighting and decorative lighting fixtures, new double paned windows, harmonious color scheme and the complete redesign of our staircase, along with all the other remodeling you undertook and completed, have made our home very special to us. Throughout the entire project, you were always on the job ensuring that your craftsmen and sub-contractors were meeting their deadlines and fulfilling our expectations.
We are certainly pleased with the outcome and truly enjoy our “new home”. Thank you so much.
Bellaire Clients

 

We would like to thank you for designing such a fantastic and functional Tuscany style kitchen for us, complete with an awesome beamed ceiling, custom wood carvings and an incredible faux finish on all the cabinetry. You did a wonderful job of project management and supervision. You chose good sub-contractors whom you scheduled and supervised daily to make sure that progress was always being made. We appreciate your drive and determination to have all the materials and appliances ordered ahead of time and waiting on site, and all the sub-contractors lined up and ready to go throughout the duration of the project. We especially want to thank you for graciously taking care of certain unforeseen additional expenses which occurred at critical points in the remodeling process.
You’ve done an extraordinary job during the entire process, especially the last few weeks, to make sure that every detail was taken care of so that the job would be completed in a timely manner. We get constant raves by everyone who enters our kitchen. It’s such a dramatic transformation. Now that it is all over, our family looks forward to many years of continued enjoyment.
West University Clients

 

Susan Fruit is a fantastic interior designer and remodeling contractor, and all of her sub-contractors are top notch. She keeps her word and her promises to her clients, and follows through on everything she undertakes. She took on my dated, “plain jane” kitchen and turned it into a beautiful country kitchen, complete with new granite countertops, an attractive, functional farm sink, a country French wall mounted faucet, imported backsplash tiles, new appliances, cabinet hardware, and lighting. Once the remodeling work began, her crew of sub-contractors never stopped or slowed down. They protected my floors, respected my privacy, and took care of any and all problems immediately. I never had to worry about a thing. In less than two short months, my kitchen was completely transformed.
I highly recommend Susan Fruit for any and all residential remodeling and interior design work. She is a pleasure to know and a joy to work with.
Houston Heights Client

 

Susan Fruit both designed and supervised a complete remodeling of my Master bathroom, clothes closet and dressing area. Before the remodel, these areas were outdated, unattractive and very non-functional. Though I had some idea of what I wanted, Susan had the expertise to expand those ideas and add important design elements that I would never have thought of.
She carefully listened to what I wanted and then re-designed my bathroom and dressing area to create a more functional, convenient, updated and attractive Master bath with lots of custom features. She designed and installed new custom cabinets, specified all fixtures, finishing materials and hardware, re-designed the shower stall, selected beautiful tile and had it installed in interesting patterns on the walls and floor, and more than doubled the space in my clothes closet and dressing area. From the beginning to the end of the project, Susan was constantly on site, making sure that every detail of the project was supervised and installed as specified. This aspect of the job was especially important to me because during previous remodeling work I had done with another contractor, the relationship between he and me was always stressful and tense. With Susan, I had a completely different relationship. She saw to it that I bore none of the remodeling burden. She kept all her remodeling promises to me and my family and kept the work progressing on time and on budget. I couldn’t ask for more.
Memorial Client

 

Susan Fruit’s thorough knowledge of all aspects of design was a great help to my husband and I when we built our vacation home in Galveston, Texas. She helped us select not only furnishings and fabrics but most of the building materials as well. Her design advice and guidance during the construction process was invaluable and added immeasurably to the quality of our home. The harmonious blending of building materials, furnishings, colors and accents has made the house a continuing delight.
We are very pleased to recommend Susan Fruit for interior design consultation and design services.
Attorney and Paralegal Administrator
West University Clients