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4.24.17Show House Opens Saturday!

Our Go Guide | Susan Brunstrum

Ta-da! After weeks of preparation, the curtain will rise Saturday, April 29, on the 2017 Lake Forest Showhouse. Be sure to mark your calendars for this must-see event. {...}

4.20.17Ready, Set, Go Summer!

Eyes on Design | Susan Brunstrum

Longer days and warmer temperatures are calling my name. It’s time to prep the patio and porch for summer living in the great outdoors! {...}

4.17.17August 2017 E-Newsletter-"Mastering a Show House Bedroom"

SPD Update | Susan Brunstrum

My master bedroom has always been a unique and special place in my home. It is a safe haven from our chaotic, in-the-moment digital world, a place where I can nourish my soul and check in with my life, past, present and future. {...}

4.4.17The New Luxury - What's That?

Eyes on Design | Susan Brunstrum

What defines luxury? Well, it isn’t always about how much money we spend, it goes much deeper than that. {...}

3.31.17Show House Headlines!

SPD Update | Susan Brunstrum

Check out the latest issue of NS! We are so thrilled that Sweet Peas Design is one of six studios featured in the magazine’s preview story on the Lake Forest Showhouse, which opens Saturday, April 29. {...}

3.28.17Woodsy & Wonderful

Eyes on Design | Susan Brunstrum

Burlwood is kind of gnarly on the outside, but on the inside it is so beautiful! These rare growths are coveted by furniture makers, artists and interior designers because inside, they have unusual swirling patterns and distinctive textures. {...}

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! {...}

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