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Meghan Markle/Sweet Peas Design Connection

Yes, it’s true! Prince Harry’s future bride, Meghan Markle, and I are “sisters.”

Talking Design for Single Guys on WGN

A huge thanks to radio host Steve Bertrand at WGN 720AM for chatting with me on the Wintrust Business Lunch show about our new niche market of single men.

Susan's Video Tip #6 - Drywall to Dream House

Come join me for a virtual tour of a stunning, three-story home in Chicago’s Old Town neighborhood that we designed for a single guy client. It is very masculine, contemporary yet warm, and fits his lifestyle perfectly. 

Urban Man-date

We had a lot to be thankful for on Thanksgiving! Men’s Book Chicago magazine just published  “Boy’s Club”, featuring one of our newest urban bachelor pads.

November 2017 | Happiness via Hygge

Some people say hygge is the Nordic “zen.” Others say hygge is a “restorative, cozy sense of being".

Naked Truth Ad Campaign

Since last spring we have been running our “Naked Truth” ad campaign, introducing our LivableLuxe™ style to single successful guys.

Headlines for Single Guys

A huge thank you to Crain’s Chicago Business and freelance writer Anne Moore for featuring us in a fantastic article about interior design for single men.

Does Art Trend?

Are there trends in art? I think so… but I believe they are motivated by the artists’ desire to make a statement about what’s happening in the world around us.

Extravaganza of 3-D Art

Want to tour the huge, SOFA art fair in Chicago and learn about collecting and displaying art? Please stop by as I join a panel of interior design experts at 3 PM Friday, Nov. 3...

Dishing on Chicago Development

What are the trends in home amenities, technology and sustainability, and the next hot areas for residential development? That and much more was on the agenda during Modern Luxury's Developing Chicago event.

October 2017 | Trust Your Intuition

Do you listen to your intuition or as I like to call it, your “gut instinct”? I do, well almost all of the time, and so did Albert Einstein. When you do, you just sense that you are making the right decision, even though you can’t prove it.

Oh, Man!

Calling all single guys – please join me for a men’s event Tuesday, October 24, featuring my presentation on the latest in men’s interior design trends, a spirits tasting by Breakthru Beverage and fashion trends by Knot Standard.

Boomer Lifestyle Biz With Angela Miles

Baby boomers are keeping interior designers busy with lifestyle updates these days! Why?

Feeling Honored

We are all feeling so very honored! At the annual Design Excellence Awards event at the Merchandise Mart last week, we received another award from the Illinois Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers, for Best Bath by a Small Firm 2017.
Bedroom for River North Design District Gallery Walk designed by Sweet Peas Design

Dreaming of Art

We were thrilled to team up with artist Casey Matthews and Chicago Luxury Beds for the 3rd Annual River North Design District Fall Gallery Walk. All 17 showrooms may still be viewed through October 13.