I was so pleased to receive an email from Summer Thornton the other day, because she is an interior designer from Chicago who has a fantastic portfolio I was dying to post photos from. Her firm, Summer Thornton Design, was "established to make the design process unpretentious, fun and fresh. Mixing high and low, rough and polished, classic and irreverent, her designs utilize contrast to engage the senses." The majority of her work is focused on urban condos with moderate budgets. She tries to take a relaxed approach to design that is simple but still has elements of luxury. That ideal makes such incredibly appealing spaces.
OK we all realise that Matthew Mead is a talented stylist but I've seen the photos in his upcoming book and I think that if it's at all possible Matthew's work is made even more special by the über talented photographer he has had shoot the book, Quentin Bacon. Quentin's portfolio is amazing. Don't miss the food and lifestyle portfolios, his travel photography and his 3 "stories". Wonderful warm real photos of the beautiful and the ordinary.
Love Matthew Mead's work so both Kim and I greedily devoured our advance copies of his upcoming book entertaining simple recipes, menus and party ideas for every kind of gathering. Matthew takes a core of entertaining essentials and mixes in style tips, scrumptious easy to prepare recipes and clever planning, mixes well with family and friends and pulls a successful gathering out of the oven with this clever and beautifully photographed book. Not in stores until October but definitely one to "bookmark". It's perfect for this year's holiday entertaining! (I'm sure Matthew will share more as the date gets closer.)
In my post the other day about David Jimenez someone asked about the source of the black and white pillows in these photos:
Since David and I are email pals now (LOL), I emailed him to find out. He was kind enough to respond with this: "The pillow is a design from ThomasPaul pillows. Unfortunately, they no longer carry that style but have them check out this web site for some other great pillow designs that are similar: http://www.burkedecor.com." Thanks David!!