12 Decorating Tips from Summer Thornton

April 17, 2017

Gorgeous interior design by Summer Thornton
Decorating Advice from Summer Thornton

Buckle up, mama...time for straight up bold decorating tips
from one of design's brilliant rising stars, Chicago-based
interior designer Summer Thornton.

Known for her flair with interiors and color,
her designs have showed up in House Beautiful,
Traditional Home, Luxe Interiors+Design,
Domino, Lonny, and Modern Luxury Interiors.

Her current projects include a Lake Shore Drive
Chicago Co-op renovation, a Colorado mountain home,
an Austin TX canyon home, and a
Tuxedo Rd estate in Atlanta.

Summer is a Traditional Home “New Trad,"
was named Chicago’s "Best Transitional Designer"
by Modern Luxuryand a “Rising Star”
by the Fashion Group International.

Summer Thornton firmly believes each client's home
should reflect their personal style and says:

"Their soul, passions, and quirks should be
found on the walls and in the furniture
throughout the home--so no two projects
should ever look alike."


Summer Thornton

Ready for Summer's 12 Decorating Tips?

1.
Every home should have at least one thing
from the fleamarket.

Gorgeous interior design by Summer Thornton
Decorating Advice from Summer Thornton

2.
Always say no to faux.

Gorgeous interior design by Summer Thornton
Decorating Advice from Summer Thornton

3.
Never say never.

Gorgeous interior design by Summer Thornton
Decorating Advice from Summer Thornton

4.
If your neighbors are doing it,
you probably shouldn't.

Gorgeous interior design by Summer Thornton
Decorating Advice from Summer Thornton

5.
Always insist on natural fabrics.

Beautiful bedroom in French tudor home
Decorating Advice from Summer Thornton

6.
Colors don't clash.

Decorating Advice, Colors Don't Clash, Interior Design by Summer Thornton Design:
Decorating Advice from Summer Thornton

7.
God's neutral is green.

Decorating Advice, Green Is Neutral, Interior Design by Summer Thornton Design:
Decorating Advice from Summer Thornton
8.
Reference the past, don't repeat it.

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Decorating Advice from Summer Thornton
9.
Do at least one thing your mother wouldn't.

Decorating Advice, Do One Thing Your Mother Wouldn't, Interior Design by Summer Thornton Design:
Decorating Advice from Summer Thornton

10.
Use patterns and colors recklessly!

Summer Thornton

11.
More is more.

Summer Thornton
12.
No great room was ever designed without
taking a risk.

Decorating Advice from Summer Thornton
Isn't this amazing design and decorating advice!?!
Which tip is your favorite,
and what would you add...pretty
please share your thoughts!

Stay tuned for some beyond lovely
house tours of projects by Summer Thornton
that I just know you are going to go nuts for.

Peace to you right where you are.




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8 comments

  1. Great tips! It's sometimes a challenge to find your way when we get bombarded with so much. Never say never, no faux, and always natural ;)

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    1. i think 'never say never' is the way to go since it keeps things loose and flexible and feels better than 'follow these rules.' thanks for visiting, friend. :)

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  2. All great advice and most I would agree with, love her designs. My favortie one was mimic the past, don't repeat it. That is why she is the new TRAD and not the old TRADITIONAL. I would add one of my mantras, " Less is more, big is better!" as a guideline, not in cement or a rule. Oh and add a touch of whimsy to every room.

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    1. thanks for adding to the beauty, friend! :)

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  3. Hi Michelle, I've always subscribed to Less is More, but I agree with her in don't go faux. A piece of original art in a room adds an energy that you just dont have with a reproduction πŸ™‚

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    1. less is more for me as well--and definitely in terms of a life code, not just decor. but i love people who embrace 'more is more' because they tend to be vivacious and living abundantly. :)

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  4. I love all of these but especially the one about doing what your mother wouldn't. Mine had so many "rules" like "blue and green should never be seen" that I would have to say I probably don't do ANYTHING my mother did.

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    1. haha! 'blue and green should never been seen'cracks me up! :)

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