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PaperCity Dallas September 2022

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Summer Thornton's 10 Favorite Design and Antiques Stores South Loop Loft in Chicago, a local favorite. She has a great collection of early mid-century postmodern pieces and a treasure trove of quirky accessories. B4 in NYC is a favorite, specializing in Swedish pieces. I especially love their lighting. Soane Britain is our go-to for beautifully made classics. Anything from lighting to fabrics, wallcoverings to furnishings. I love everything they do. Bonacina in Italy for the most unbelievable rattan furniture. Studiotwentyseven for modern pieces. Casamidy is a Mexican-made favorite of mine. Pierre Frey in France my favorite fabric house, hands down. The Future Perfect for avant-garde and artist-made pieces. Jean-Marc Fray in Austin for French antiques. Montauk Sofa from Canada makes the best super-comfortable and simultaneously stylish sofas. The Alhambra/Generalife in Granada, Spain. Welcome to Wonderland: Summer Thornton L ike the lush wallpapers she employs, Summer Thornton blooms everywhere this fall. Not only is this buzzed-about Chicago designer featured in Carl Dellatore's latest Rizzoli release, More Is More Is More, but she has her own volume, the aptly titled Wonderland: Adventures in Decorating (Rizzoli 2022) — an uplifting, privileged peek into her client roster, which has rapidly expanded from the Midwest to encompass projects throughout North America. In Wonderland, Thornton takes a personal stance, living and designing according to an intuitive mantra: "Let's embrace the magical moments, the fantasy, the fairy tale," she writes. "I draw inspiration from an imaginary world … I want you to leave the mundane behind and follow me down the rabbit hole of your mind … Let's jump in, headfirst, to live in a dream world of our own making." This volume testifies to that, as Thornton lures us in via five chapters titled: Fearless Romantic; The New Formal ("Live like Marie Antoinette is coming to breakfast"); Here Comes the Sun; Super-Saturated, defined by the pull quote: "When Colors Clash, It Can Be Magical"; and It's Good to be Bad. Catherine D. Anspon What, When, Where: Coffee and morning mimosas, illustrated talk, and book signing with Summer Thornton, Tuesday, September 20, 10 am to noon, at David Sutherland Showroom, 1025 N. Stemmons Fwy., Suite 340, Dallas Design District. Design advice: "If there is one thing I want you to take away from my book, it's to free yourself from decorating rules and the fear of what others will think. Be emboldened by what you see in these pages. Find your style and go for it with reckless abandon. Don't think about trends or this year's hottest colors … It's your home, you make the rules." — Summer Thornton For a seriously seductive co-op in Chicago, Summer Thornton created a living room with an ocher mohair sofa and curved bentwood chairs for a chic grouping in front of the fireplace, back-to-back with a diagonally striped velvet sofa and games table. THOMAS LOOF 150

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