On a bucolic Wisconsin lake, Summer Thornton layers vibrant hues and piles of prints in an all-seasons getaway built for the young — and young at heart.
In a weekend house in Wisconsin, designer Summer Thornton used graphic pattern and bold color to add zing to the covered porch. The bistro chairs are from Serena & Lily. The green-and-pale blue floor stripes are painted in Benjamin Moore's Buckingham Gardens and Forget Me Not. The table is from Restoration Hardware.
To make the expansive great room feel more intimate, Thornton scaled up the furnishings so that they're proportional to the architecture. A pair of Hickory Chair sofas is covered in a blue-and-white ikat, and two custom armchairs are upholstered in a red cotton-linen blend, both by Brunschwig & Fils. The cocktail table is from Restoration Hardware. Overhead, Currey & Company's Lodestar chandelier has a silver-and gold-leaf finish that gleams in the light-filled room.
A latticed wall in the dining room is painted in the same Benjamin Moore green as the porch's floor stripes. Cerused-oak Poppy chairs from Jayson Home surround a custom walnut table that can seat up to 14 guests.
The colorful kitchen has an island painted in Benjamin Moore's Slate Teal and Urban Electric Co. brass pendants with custom red interiors. The ceiling is clad in oak planks.
In the grandkids' room, painted in Benjamin Moore's Gumdrop, custom bunk beds have linens from the Company Store.
Outside the master suite, a hallway is enlivened with horizontal blue stripes that mimic the pattern of the wood planking on the adjacent wall. A Hickory Chair slipper chair is covered in Lee Jofa's Turkistan. The oak-and-carved hardwood chest is by Bunny Williams Home.
"The client specifically requested a white headboard in her bedroom," says Thornton, who covered the custom Eli-Wyn Upholstery bed in a Ralph Lauren Home fabric. A Balinese artwork hangs over the bed on a wall covered in a Phillip Jeffries grass cloth.
The 8,000-square-foot house was designed by Wisconsin firm McCormack + Etten Architects.
Green Lake offers scenic views year-round. Read more about Thornton's inspiration for this space here.
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This story originally appeared in the July/August 2017 issue of Miescisko.