Feeling Honored

Susan, flanked by ASID Illinois presenters Sheri Gold, national showroom and design manager for GE Monogram Design Centers, left, and Sonia Dumont, president, Atelier Jouvence Custom Stoneworks. Photo Courtesy of ASID Illinois, Megan Bearder Photography

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.

Susan and Lauren Benditzky of Sweet Peas Design. Photo Courtesy of ASID-Illinois, Megan Bearder Photography

That makes us “three for three” as we won first-place honors for Best Residential Project Under 3,000 Square Feet 2016 and Best Showcase Space 2015. This award is particularly sweet because we are judged anonymously by our peers from ASID chapters across the country.

Photo Courtesy of Sweet Peas Design

Our winning entry is this master bath, which we designed for a remarkable, 5-foot-nothing, 70-plus-year-old widow, who had asked us to update her first solo home – including a gut-rehab of the master bath. We created a classic, feminine style that is all her own. We also custom-sized and positioned many elements for her petite frame in order to make her life easier, safer and more comfortable – the impact of design is so important!

Photo Courtesy of Sweet Peas Design


Susan, with another Design Excellence Award winner, Tom Stringer, of Tom Stringer Design Partners . Photo Courtesy of ASID-Illinois, Megan Bearder Photography

This award is truly a collaborative effort with our wonderful client, whose beautiful art collection was an inspiration for the design, and the entire Sweet Peas Design team. Congratulations to everyone!

Susan Brunstrum