Classic Decor: French Tudor Inspiration {Part One}

French tudor with interior design by Summer Thornton
Classic Decor in French Tudor Renovation by Summer Thornton

Get ready to fall in love with a renovation project…

an amazing French Tudor reinvented

by the amazing Chicago interior designer

Summer Thornton.

Project: Interior design, remodel, 

and expansion of a classic French Tudor style

home on country club.

Designer: Summer Thornton

Source: SummerThorntonDesign

The Inspiration?

Modern masculinity as shown with mix-matched metals, patina, hand-crafted goods, and a near monochromatic color palette of blacks and greys.


A little bit about Summer

from her portfolio:

“Summer Thornton is known for bold and colorful interiors that have been featured in House Beautiful, Traditional Home, Luxe Interiors+Design, Domino, Lonny, Modern Luxury Interiors and more. Headquartered in Chicago but working on projects nationwide, current projects include a Lake Shore Drive Chicago Co-Op renovation, a Telluride CO mountain home, an Austin TX canyon home, and a Tuxedo Rd estate in Atlanta in addition to numerous other projects in the Chicago area.  Summer is a Traditional Home “New Trad”, was named Chicago’s Best Transitional Designer by Modern Luxury, and a “Rising Star” by the Fashion Group International. She firmly believes that each client’s home should be a reflection of their personal style – 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.”

Time to get like

totally inspired, friends.

Classic Decor in kitchen of French Tudor Renovation by Summer Thornton
Classic Decor in French Tudor Renovation by Summer Thornton

Classic Decor in kitchen of French Tudor Renovation by Summer Thornton
Classic Decor in French Tudor Renovation by Summer Thornton

Classic Decor in kitchen of French Tudor Renovation by Summer Thornton
Classic Decor in French Tudor Renovation by Summer Thornton

Classic Decor in kitchen of French Tudor Renovation by Summer Thornton
Classic Decor in French Tudor Renovation by Summer Thornton

Kitchen with luxurios built in range in French Tudor Renovation by Summer Thornton
Classic Decor in French Tudor Renovation by Summer Thornton

Classic Decor in kitchen of French Tudor Renovation by Summer Thornton
Classic Decor in French Tudor Renovation by Summer Thornton

Classic Decor in kitchen of French Tudor Renovation by Summer Thornton
Classic Decor in French Tudor Renovation by Summer Thornton

Classic Decor in living room with herringbone wood floor in French Tudor Renovation by Summer Thornton
Classic Decor in French Tudor Renovation by Summer Thornton

Fleamarket treasures in vignette in Classic Decor in French Tudor Renovation by Summer Thornton
Classic Decor in French Tudor Renovation by Summer Thornton
Classic Decor in bedroom of French Tudor Renovation by Summer Thornton
Classic Decor in French Tudor Renovation by Summer Thornton

Isn’t this home incredibly inspiring!?!

Don’t miss the Florida vacay home she designed either.

Stay tuned for Part Two of this French Tudor
renovation and expansion by Summer Thornton!

Peace to you right where you are.

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8 Comments

  1. May 1, 2017 / 1:51 am

    Omg!….that kitchen….LOVE every square inch!

    • May 1, 2017 / 2:06 pm

      So much rustic elegance and personality–yes! xox

  2. May 1, 2017 / 11:25 am

    Beautiful, Stunning, breathtaking! Thanks for sharing! xo

    • May 1, 2017 / 2:07 pm

      i have to give Chicago designers their due! thanks for stopping, friend. xox

    • May 1, 2017 / 9:52 pm

      Chicago has some amazing design talent! thanks for stopping, Cindy! 🙂

  3. May 2, 2017 / 6:41 am

    Oh, that kitchen! That stove is heavenly! Thank you for sharing!

    • May 2, 2017 / 2:18 pm

      Right? They hit it out of the park with the kitchen! xox

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