Aug
14
2012
120814_D4Dbrick

The thrill of completion

After watching a lot of Olympic coverage, I thought about how amazing it feels to complete something you've worked so hard toward for so long. Even if you get injured or encounter hurdles along the way - you finish what you set out to do, if at all possible. In our case, we are involved with an organization...  continue reading

Aug
13
2012
Cambria USA

Cambria: Great quartz, great partners

Do you know our friends at Cambria? Well, if you don't know them yet, you should. Cambria is a stain resistant, nonporous natural quartz surface that is harder, stronger, safer and easier to care for than other stone surfaces. The quartz collections range in colors and sizes, as well as any custom creations...  continue reading

Aug
09
2012
Floyd Gompf Green Furniture

Repurposed life

We picked our design team's brain today about some trends they are seeing - here's what they said: Old becomes new! Repurposing furniture adds instant character to any space. From DIY projects to large scale renovations, reclaimed, recycled and reused furnishings and accessories take center stage. You...  continue reading

Aug
07
2012
Place setting using Michael Wainwright, Jars Ceramics, Kim Seybert, and  Chilewich

Tabletop Tuesday

So we put our heads together here at Susan Fredman at Home (Chicago) today and styled up a tabletop for your viewing pleasure - take a look, let us know what you think about this sparkling tabletop for your next summer soiree. Take notice of the different china and chargers used in the design - don't...  continue reading

Aug
10
2012
Classic black and white blazer with a poppy pop!

Fashioning Friday

Fashion definitely inspires design in the home and vice versa, so what better way of capturing the fashionistas in all of us with some of that runway revelry? From catwalks to cat fashions, we think you can get inspired by most anything - that's also why we love Pinterest so much, right? Visually capturing...  continue reading

Aug
03
2012
lollapalooza

Lollapalooza inspires

The Lollapalooza music festival and all its fans are currently invading Chicago's Grant Park for a weekend of music, sun, fun and friends. While I might steer clear of the area because I'm not one for huge crowds or blistering heat, I do still want to celebrate the music from Lolla. Our designers often...  continue reading

Aug
02
2012
Lichtenstein, Tear

Lichtenstein will have to wait

We had an outing scheduled today for the designers to take a trip over to the Art Institute here in Chicago to see the Lichtenstein exhibit and I was going to tag along to take pictures and document the day. Since everyone is buzzing about and so busy working on different projects, we had to go ahead...  continue reading

Aug
06
2012
View of Fullerton Beach - before the rain came!

Manic Mondays

Manic Mondays make me think of the weekend that passed - what was calming to me? Who was around me? What motivated me? What inspired me? We all get caught up in the madness of a Monday and getting back into the swing of things that sometimes we lose that weekend feeling and all the good that comes from...  continue reading

Aug
01
2012
We Are SFDG

August is here and so am I!

Hello out there – I’m Jessica Arendas, the new marketing director here at Susan Fredman Design Group. One of my goals, as I get acclimated and totally immersed in this creative environment, is to deliver the interior design world to you daily, so get ready! From products that the designers and I...  continue reading

Jul
20
2012
4-28-12 Becca & Sam Wedding   ©2012 Jennifer Kathryn Photography Photo credit required for all public use www.jenniferkathryn.com

Dining By Design

Susan Fredman at Home was recently featured in the Style Me Pretty Illinois anniversary shoot inspired by Tangerine Tango – the Pantone color of the year for 2012, all captured by Jennifer Kathryn Photography. Check out the swoon-worthy elements below!                 Elegance meets timeless...  continue reading

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