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Summer Thornton juxtaposes elegant grays and yellows with blues both muted and bright at the Palmolive Building.
“I’m a layering kind of girl. I like using a lot of patterns. Injecting even one pattern keeps a space from feeling stagnant.”
It’s hard to believe this chair originally had a grandma-ish mahogany frame with red velvet upholstery. Thornton had the wood lacquered black and the back re-covered in a silk tartan, the seat in a complementary fabric. “I was going for that sort of cheeky, youthful British look,” she says.
PLAYING OFF THE LAKE
“The client likes blues and grays, which we used in various shades to pull in the gorgeous views of the lake from the living room,” says Thornton. She added chartreuse and lavender pillows for accents. “In a project like this, where there is a lot of gray, small elements in brighter shades add energy.”
Photography: (Interiors) Nathan Kirkman