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3.22.17Our Pet Peeves

Eyes on Design | Susan Brunstrum

If you’re a foodie you shudder when a chef uses artifical vanilla. If you’re a fashion designer you cringe when someone wears an outfit that's all wrong for them. Interior designers have pet peeves too! {...}

3.16.17So Many Artists, Not Enough Space!

Art Works | Susan Brunstrum

Metal sculptures. Colorful paintings. Glass installations. I love art in all of its forms, and I’m always excited when I’m introduced to thought-provoking artwork that connects with the inner me – I can’t wait to share it with everyone! {...}

3.9.17It Was Grand!

SPD Update | Susan Brunstrum

I’m still walking on clouds! We had such a wonderful turnout and so much fun at the Grand Opening party for our new Sweet Peas Design studio in Old Town. {...}

3.3.17Designing Women

Eyes on Design | Susan Brunstrum

Put four interior designers in a room with 50 women (and a few men) and what do you get? A lively evening filled with advice, candor, behind-the-scenes tidbits and lots of laughter! {...}

2.13.17Trad-sitional Transformation

Eyes on Design | Susan Brunstrum

I think I just coined a new term – trad-sitional! It’s a blend of traditional and transitional furnishings that gives a formal home a more relaxed, welcoming look. {...}

2.9.17February 2017 E-Newsletter-"Urban and Suburban"

SPD Update | Susan Brunstrum

Five years ago my dream of opening a second studio was born with a single word written on a piece of paper - Chicago - and now it is about to come true. {...}

2.7.17Design Speak 101 - Lesson 3

Eyes on Design | Susan Brunstrum

It’s time for session three of Design Speak 101, an occasional blog-seminar in which I unravel the mysteries of interior design lingo from A to Z. {...}

1.30.17Grand Opening - Chicago Studio!

SPD Update | Susan Brunstrum

We are celebrating the Chinese “Year of the Fire Rooster” with some blazing-hot news – I am launching a second, full-service design studio at 1242 N. Wells in Old Town! {...}

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