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Town & Country: Ruthie Sommers

I love the January Town & Country feature of a beautiful Chicago home designed by Ruthie Sommers. The couple who own the home sought Sommers’ “youthful West Coast take on English country style”. Sommers herself noted of the interiors, “If you had to pinpoint my signature in the house, it would be the little things that create personality…it’s a confectionary of playful trims and details”. The color combinations make it all pop!

Glazed yellow walls and gilt-wood mirrors in the living room look fresh and young.

The glass-walled conservatory features a Madeline Weinrib rug and heated floors. I love the loop chairs!

The lively-patterned family room in old English pine.

A peek of de Gourney wallpaper in the dining room with a blue border at the top of the wallpaper is unexpected and fantastic. What a great pairing with the blue glasses.

The Red Room, used for cocktails and reading…

The Master Bedroom Suite is a mix of beautiful colors with painted wallpaper by Gracie, a Louis-Philippe canopy,

a mid-century Italian mirror from 1st Dibs hangs in the master bedroom’s sitting area, and

fun metallic wallpaper in the dressing room.

The master bathroom is luxurious and soft.

“Some of the most elegant houses, ever, have never been redecorated. When we were decorating [this home], we were always thinking about the memories we were creating for their kids. The feeling of stability they’ll get some day coming back from college and seeing their bedrooms exactly as they looked when they were growing up.” – Ruthie Sommers

What’s your favorite room?

Photo Credits: Matthew Hranek for Town & Country, January 2011

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