Wednesday, November 14, 2012


When the talented interior designer Ruthie Sommers, at that time seven months pregnant, was asked by friends to decorate their Chicago townhouse, she was happy to oblige.  ENJOY!

Veranda Nov/Dec 2012

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Marianne said...

Everything is so beautifully done. Hanging out in that living room would seriously take my blood pressure down a notch or two!

miss b said...

The first room is particularly beautiful - such subtle shades of pink and lemon in the gorgeous rug. A very calm room.

Stacy CUrran said...

Gorgeous! I love the black lacquered walls with the chartreuse art. And those beds!! The canopies are amazing. Thanks for the intro to her work!

Unknown said...

I loved this home and the story behind it! I have loved Ruthie's style ever since I saw her on a long gone HGTV show called Area. She had redone her little brother's apartment and it was the first time I had seen dark walls, white curtains...and it seemed so brave and chic.

She hasn't let up since!!!
xoxo Elizabeth

carolyn bradford said...

How you find out about all of these fabulous designers is beyond me! I would love to know your secret! I can always count on you for a very inspirational post and one that makes me want to re-do my house, my shop, etc… This was beautiful!

michele said...

wowwwww! can't imagine living in a place this beautiful!

smiles to you.


therelishedroost said...

I just love this December Veranda issue I have been constantly leafing through it , its just great! I love Ruthie's rooms as well, and how fresh and inviting they are! I know you must love the cover of Veranda as well, it reminds me of your style.. traditionally elegant!
Happy Wednesday,

Lisa Mende said...

I adore Ruthie Sommers! Another one with Southern roots, she grew up right here in Charlotte, NC! She is the epitome of style in my book! Love it! Have a great Thursday Teresa!

debra @ 5th and state said...

hi teresa

great post, have been waiting to see the outcome as my friend, patrick roullier, a fine decorative painter, did the walls and much more in the home than shown.

Woodside Park said...

Oh, wow! The details in those rooms are incredible. Especially the bedrooms. Really beautifully layered, too.

Unknown said...

absolutely beautiful home! And wow to do it 7 months pregnant..kuddos! Love that lavender in the living room!

shiree segerstrom said...

This project turned out so fun. Ruthie has a nice style. Shiree'

Julie at Belle Vivir said...

How beautiful and refreshing these spaces are. I always admire Ruthie Summers design.


Ruthie always knocks it out of the park!!! Beautiful.

Unknown said...

I love all of the rooms Teresa!! I especially love the high gloss black lacquer walls, the reflection from the lights on the walls makes the space seem larger. Have a wonderful weekend!


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