(And yes that ridiculously lame title is all I got for you on this one)
Ever since I finally got up the nerve to start Quin B Studio, I have been trying to figure out how I would describe myself as a designer. “Random” doesn’t sound like it would inspire a lot of confidence in potential clients, but “Eclectic” sounds like a cat lady- but that might just be me. I have been really inspired by honing in on designers that I really admire and who I think I share a sensibility with, and somehow looking at their work has helped me figure out my own styles likes/dislikes and perspective.
One of the people on that ever-so-exclusive list is new-to-me Chicago designer, Summer Thornton.
Chick is super talented, her work always looks so fresh to me. Plus she is a babe, and I like pretty people.
The Chicago connection doesn’t hurt either.
We seem to share a love of velvet…
…a little drama, though I detest the word…
…Gold + Animal print……wallpaper+velvet tuftedness yums……Bold, I usually am afeared of super dark spaces like this one, but I think all the textures warm it up for me……normally not a neutral girl, and kind of can’t swallow the furry fuzzy pillows, but loving the serene taupey gray…
…This is just rad.I don’t even know that it would occur to me to upholster a wingback chair with blue plaid and then plop it at the end of a big ol’ dining room, and that makes me kind of sad because I love it and wish it would have occurred to me.
Probs her most famous space…Chick is not afraid of pattern, and I cosign almost all of her furniture choices. This room feels attainable, too. Not like in the junky ikea trip way, like in the smart choices way.
The bones were obviously in the space, and I think she took architectural elements that are more traditional and made them seem young and fresh.I know there isn’t a headboard, and that might be a nono to some people, and I don’t think the addition of one would hurt the space…But I love it. I love the gold wallpaper inset into the mouldings, I love the lamps. I love the bedding.
There are a few things here that look verrryyy familiar to me, but you guys are just going to have to wait and see!
So, my faithful readers who I turn to for all of life’s quandaries…how would you describe my style? What about Summers? What about your own taste?