Full Circle

Susan’s Condo

Sweet Peas Design Principal and Chief Inspiration Officer, Susan Brunstrum, comes full-circle with her newly renovated Gold Coast condo – she returned to city living after 25 plus years in suburbia, and the symbolism isn’t lost on her. From one room to another she incorporated circular themes, because, she says: “I have always been drawn to their soothing perfection and their symbolism: infinite, all-embracing, circle of life.” Susan completely changed the vibe in this space by updating all the lighting, darkening the hardwood floors, outlining the ceilings with dark grey crown molding and replacing door hardware.
In the kitchen and bathrooms she painted the existing cabinets and replaced the hardware, chose new countertops and added penny-round tile accents in the bathrooms and kitchen backsplash – lots of pretty circles! To complete the picture she layered in a refined neutral palette and repurposed most of the furniture from a previous home. The result: an airy, sophisticated escape from the fast-paced city life 9 stories below.

Photography © Werner Straube