May
07
2013
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Tabletop Tuesday | Napkin rings for Mom

Mother's Day is THIS SUNDAY! Stumped about what to get your own mom, the one who holds it all together?  Napkin rings and table accessories are a gift Mom can never have too much of and will use year after year.  Go ahead and gift these table accents that our design team handpicked for you and for...  continue reading

Apr
25
2013
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2013 Lake Forest Infant Welfare Showhouse and Gardens

It has been a fantastic, busy, heck of a week so far! The whole design team has been working hard on many things and today, we are thrilled to bring you a sneak peek of what interior designers Barb Theile, Terri Crittenden, Amanda Zitlin (and Amanda Clemente Eby) have been up to - designing this year’s...  continue reading

Apr
19
2013
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CS Interiors | April ’13 | Susan Fredman Design Group

We were thrilled to see the final layout of the "Design Trip!" feature in the most recent issue of CS Interiors, as well as the bit about the Lake Forest Showhouse & Gardens in the "In-House NOW!" section of the magazine! Why? Well, because both the featured San Francisco home of Thom Wyatt and...  continue reading

Apr
17
2013
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Earth-inspired Interview with Ruth Minnick, LEED-Accredited Designer

In the spirit of Earth Month, we wanted to sit down with our Chicago-based, LEED-Accredited designer, Ruth Minnick to talk about what drives her to not only design healthy spaces, but also live a healthy lifestyle day in and day out. To help paint the picture here, I also wanted to give you a bit more...  continue reading

Apr
16
2013
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Tabletop Tuesday | Top 5 Spring Recipes

Yes, it is that time again, Tabletop Tuesday. I got to thinking that perhaps in addition to showing you all the pretty things that your food can go in and on, we should talk about some of your favorite springtime recipes, as well as some of ours found via Pinterest. I will warn you, if you are hungry...  continue reading

Apr
09
2013
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Tabletop Tuesday | The pretty glass option

So, I was at a wedding shower this past weekend for my very best friend, Kristine. It was a lovely shower. While searching for the perfect gift for this dear friend, I obviously was leaning toward wine glasses - she's getting married in Yountville, CA for one, and that way I get to share in the gift...  continue reading

Apr
08
2013
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LOVE | Vendor presentations at SFDG

Amanda Clemente Eby graces us with her guest-blogging today - enjoy! One of the greatest things about working at SFDG is our relationships with our vendors. Throughout the week they come to our office to share with us what is new and great. Last week we had an occasional chair company show us some great...  continue reading

Apr
05
2013
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Custom-crafting cabinetry

So, I'm sitting at my desk today, trying to think of something to write about and our fabulous, talented design assistant, Rita Moloney, pops into my office with a huge smile on her face and holding something awesome...she must have sensed that I needed a topic, or more likely, she was just really excited...  continue reading

Apr
04
2013

Write this down: Green it is

We've been busy so far this April, gathering up new and pretty things for you to feast your eyes on, but don't worry, today you get a little inkling as to what we have been up to. Reduce, reuse and recycle is our mantra not only this month, being that April is Earth month, but also throughout the year....  continue reading

Apr
01
2013

Fools for April

The sun is shining, though it may not be balmy out in the Midwest, and April is here! That means that many things are in-process here at Susan Fredman Design Group and here's a preview of what you can expect this month... SubZero Wolf Site Tour | Madison, Wisconsin | April 10 - 11 Our friends at SubZero...  continue reading

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