Our Casual Designers

Terry Bell - Buyer

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Terry Ludlam Bell started working for the family business over 30 years ago. After graduating and taking several art & design courses, she decided to pursue a career in decorating and buying. She started her career working with developers and decorating model homes in some of the premier communities on the shore including Harbor Island, Excalibur, Marigot Beach, Baywatch, Innerlinks, Heather Glen, Martha's Landing, Mumford's Landing, The Parke, Kinsale Glen and GlenRiddle. Other commercial projects include The Dunes Manor Hotel, and most recently, The Green Turtle Club Resort in the Bahamas. In her current position as buyer, Terry enjoys shopping the furniture market with her father, Richard Ludlam as it is always exciting to see the latest ideas in design. They always return feeling energized and inspired. Our goal is to always offer the best look, the best value and never compromise in quality.

Vicky White - Designer

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Vicky joined our sales team in 2009 after working as a design consultant for four years and as a Preschool Assistant for ten years. She loves meeting and talking to clients about their lifestyle here at the beach. She enjoys putting together a fun, relaxing look whether for full-time residents or for those only here part-time.

Nancy Parker - Designer

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Nancy relocated to the area from North Carolina in 1995. She has an appreciation for fabric and furniture of all styles. Her former career as an Occupational Therapist provides design insight for her senior clients as well as clients with disabilities. She is always happy to help clients achieve their dream rooms.

Nadine Wieder - Designer

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Nadine Wieder is a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Textiles & Science, now known as Philadelphia University. She began her career in New York City's Garment Center as a senior account executive for a famous maker of ladies' apparel. After marrying and moving to Maryland's beautiful Eastern Shore, she gained employment in a sales and merchandising capacity for an upscale ladies' boutique. Now that her children are grown, she has re-entered the work force and found a new home at Casual Designs. Here, she is able to use her sales and customer service skills combined with her knowledge of textiles and design. Her goal is to exceed her clients' expectations for a unique and beautiful space that makes a statement but is functional and comfortable. Let Nadine help make your house a home

Mari Schmidt - Designer

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Mari is our newest member of the team! She comes with experience in both sales and style. Up to date with the newest trends, yet can still appreciate tradition. Come visit Mari at our Rt.54 Delaware store.

Lynn McGinnis - Designer

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Lynn McGinnis started in design by owning and operating her own gift and floral business. She enjoys the challenge of coordinating ideas, colors and style to fit the personality and needs of her clientele. Her experience at Casual Designs includes model homes designed for Centex Homes at The Parke, Glen Riddle and Seaside Village, Marina Village and Tucker Homes at Butler's Village and Morgan's Purchase. She has also decorated numerous private homes and condos throughout the Eastern Shore.

Ru Harbour - Designer

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Ru moved to Ocean City in 1979 from the Outer Banks of North Carolina with "sand in her toes", so she fit right in with the lifestyle of the area. After 33 years in the Hospitality industry, Ru knows what it takes to make people happy. With the extensive inventory on our showroom floor and in our warehouse, Ru can put together the perfect pieces to fit any taste or style you desire. Stop by and see Ru on your next visit to our area and let her put a smile on your face and furniture in your home to make you happy.

Heidi Rae Slacum - Designer, Social Media Manager

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Heidi joins the design team with a background in fashion buying, merchandising and management. She uses her creativity, keen eye for editing and quality customer service to assist her clients in finding a unique sense of style for their home. Using her passion for fashion and working with people, she helps select furnishings and decor to fit her clients' needs.

Cheryl Detwiler - Designer


Joy Love - Designer

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