Book Love: Wonderland by Summer Thornton
I have the incredible perk of receiving advance copes of many design books.
I live for these deliveries.
This week delivered an extraordinary new favorite that is a pure perfection of color, pattern and design bravado that is Summer Thornton. I literally am wearing out this book.
Follow rising star designer Summer Thornton down the rabbit hole into a wonderland of color and pattern in her very first book of interiors.
Interior decorator Summer Thornton believes in designing with the wildest abandon: her world is one of nickel tubs, marble fireplaces, whimsical textiles, surprising patterns, and secret gardens. Often described as maximalist with a modern, fresh sensibility, Thornton manages to achieve highly polished, sophisticated interiors that indulge in a lighthearted, almost irreverent sense of whimsy. In her first book, she will inspire readers to follow their creative impulses and make their own rules.
Let yourself be transported with the dreamy, fantastical homes arranged by theme in Wonderland. “Fearless Romantic” features Thornton’s own gorgeous city house. “In Here Comes the Sun,” peek into an over-the-top tropical vacation home that’s centered on citrus. Look for her to misbehave a bit in “Good to be Bad.” If refinement is more your cup of tea, the polished settings in “The New Formal” are fit for a queen. Plus take a deep dive into the most colorful technicolor homes she’s ever designed in “Super Saturated.”
With outstanding photography from A-list photog-raphers including Thomas Loof, Bjorn Wallander, Annie Schlechter, and Melanie Acevedo, and styling by AD contributor Mieke ten Have, Wonderlandis a celebration of personal expression and fearless escapism.
Summer Thornton has been featured in many prestigious publications, including Architectural Digest, Veranda, Elle Décor, and the Wall Street Journal. Most recently she was named to the 1stDibs 50 list and to the Sotheby’s list of the top 20 Designers to Watch. Headquartered in Chicago, her firm works on projects nationwide.
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