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On Air with Angie Miles

Check out my latest interview with Angie Miles at Business First AM for 2018’s hottest design trends.

Talking Design Trends on FOX 32

A warm thanks (on a very cold day) to news anchor Sally Schulze at FOX 32 Chicago!

December 2017 | And So The Adventure Continues...

Robin Sharma’s quote on change is the best description of the past year at Sweet Peas Design that I can imagine!

Design for Guys on FOX

I truly enjoyed chatting with Sylvia Perez on FOX32 about designing for single guys who want to make their home “date ready.”


I’m back with another installment of Irresistibles – our periodic blog featuring must-have furnishings that we discover during our never-ending search for treasures.

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.