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Summer Thornton

Principal & Interior Designer,

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.



Summer Thornton Design, Inc is a boutique firm with a staff of 8 highly talented individuals. With diverse backgrounds from kitchen & bath design, architecture, project management, and construction management - we bring together the right team to ensure your project yields the creative end-result but also runs smoothly along the way. Together the team is a perfect balance of right and left brain, creativity and process, fun and organization, and everyone has a good sense of humor too.