Inspiring Design:: Summer Thornton Design

Last Updated on December 26, 2015 by Kristi Linauer

Today’s inspiring designs come from Chicago designer Summer Thornton.  Summer is actually the designer of one of my all-time favorite rooms.  Let’s see if you know me well enough to know which one it is!

living room designed by summer thornton

I love the use of an elegant chandelier in a living room.  It’s not something I get to see (or use) very often here in Texas, where everyone uses ceiling fans.

living room designed by summer thornton

A beautiful mix of furniture, and the draperies are gorgeous!

dining room designed by summer thornton

I don’t think I ever would have put these chairs together, but I think they look fabulous!  And the arrangement of artwork is really nice.

bedroom designed by summer thornton, with tufted turquoise headboard


neutral palette bedroom designed by summer thornton

It’s really not often that a neutral, monochromatic room catches my eye, but I think this one is so beautiful.  The mix of patterns and textures is so inviting.

bedroom designed by summer thornton, with wallpaper panels on walls

For a long time now, I’ve wanted to design a room with wallpapered panels, and I really like how a wallpapered panel is used in lieu of a headboard in this room.

Okay, I’m fairly certain that it’s obvious which one is my favorite.  That teal headboard is just incredible!

Click here to see more of Summer Thornton’s designs.

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    Kim Perdew
    May 3, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    I KNEW IT!!!! You love the tufted headboards. :o)

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    Terri Roberts
    May 4, 2011 at 1:37 am

    I was about to say the Dining Room…. but then saw the bedroom and knew that was your favorite. 🙂

    I think I like the neutral bedroom best, but mostly because of the windows. I love lots of windows.