Décor Inspiration :: Spotlight, Summer Thornton Design

Screen Shot 2014-08-28 at 10.01.37 AM

 
* hello and happy Friday! The new year has filled me with inspiration and I am pleased to share with you this lovely pied-a-terre in Chicago’s famed art deco Palmolive building. The talented designer, Summer Thornton of Summer Thornton Design created this fabulous art-deco inspired retreat. Read below for some of Summer’s design advice…

 
Screen Shot 2014-08-28 at 10.01.59 AM
 Screen Shot 2014-08-28 at 10.02.16 AM
 Screen Shot 2014-08-28 at 10.02.29 AM  
 Screen Shot 2014-08-28 at 10.02.46 AM 
 
Summer Thornton’s design advice: 

 
* Do at least one thing your mother wouldn’t 
* Reference the past, don’t repeat it
* Use patterns and colors recklessly! 
* Insist on natural fabrics
* Colors don’t clash 
* Never say never 
* More is more 
* Always say no to faux
* Every home should have at least one thing from a flea market 
* Traditional designs need-not be boring 
* God’s neutral is green
* Fresh flowers are a room’s best accessory 
* No great room was ever designed without taking a risk 
* If your neighbours are doing it, you probably shouldn’t
 

 
All images and design tips from Summer Thornton Design. Follow Summer’s Inspiration Pinterest Board, you’ll not be disappointed!

 

Leave a Reply