Meet Sue

A former child model born in NYC · Raised in a family of artists · Majored in English and Fine Art · Practiced real estate law in Manhattan for eight years · Married the love of my life · Mom to three kids and one sweet Havanese named Cosmo · Currently call Fairfield County, CT home

Sue De Chiara

Founder, The Zhush

An avid observer of all things stylish, in the late 2000s, I turned to the Internet for design inspiration while undertaking several home renovation projects. In the process, I became fully addicted to blogs after realizing there was a whole world of like minded people obsessed with interiors, fashion, and great style. Inspired by this new sense of community and with a passion for beautiful interiors, I launched The Zhush blog in 2009. I also ran a home decor shop by the same name from 2010 through 2016. These days I’ve turned my full attention back to sharing my home, daily inspirations and stylish finds here.


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/je + oosh/


verb: 1. to primp or fluff up. 2. applies to all things style related.
“everyone’s life can use a little zhush.”