Oh, What a Night!


Susan Brunstrum, Principal and Founder, Angela Lavista, Senior Designer, Jennifer Cioni Tarello, Senior Architectural Associate and Lauren Benditzky, Junior Designer. All Photos Courtesy of Sweet Peas Design

The 2017 Lake Forest Showhouse kicked off in glittering style on Friday night with a preview party that featured cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, music and a house full of beautiful rooms to explore. What’s not to like? We were thrilled to share the moment with friends and family – it was a full house, as always for this popular event! Our master bedroom, below, was truly a labor of love. We wanted it to be a safe haven from a chaotic world, a place where one can dream and find peace and inspiration.

We custom-designed many of the pieces, including the winged bed, the glass and acrylic table, the pair of grey chairs with pearl-trimmed backs and the rugs. The antique Asian chair, below, which we lacquered in canary yellow, was a huge hit! And notice the “drippy” painting by Chicagoan Sally Ko on the wall behind it. That is just one of many pieces of art I commissioned for this room.

For hefty contrast in a room full of soft pieces, we chose this dramatic console table from Kelly Wearstler, below. I love the blend of sharp edges and alternating curvy arches.

There is still plenty of time to tour the show house, which runs through Sunday, May 21. Ticket information and more is available at www.lakeforestshowhouse.com. We’d love to see you!


The Sweet Peas Design team: Jennifer Cioni Tarello, Senior Architectural Associate, Susan Brunstrum, Principal and Founder, Angela Lavista, Senior Designer, Lauren Benditzky, Junior Designer, Lauren Brown, Studio Manager and CJ Kooy, Finance Consultant.