Just in time for the balmy summer season, Chicago-based interior designer Summer Thornton and her team imbued this holiday home in Florida with cheerful touches that invigorate its classic bones. “My personal style starts with a mood and a sense of place,” she says. “I really love a project with a strong vision and sense of story.”
This abode’s narrative channels a comfortable yet convivial holiday, best enjoyed under the sun’s warm embrace. “When people step into this home, I want them to feel like they’ve arrived somewhere tropical, like they’re on vacation! I want people to feel like they’re in a dreamy, warm and happy place,” says Thornton.
“There are many pastel-hued homes that dot the older part of Naples; these were built in the forties as vacation cottages. We took this spirit and introduced fresh citrus colours to the palette. We also brought in some vintage pieces reminiscent of that era to add a little history to the property,” Thornton explains.
The outdoor furnishings feature warm hues, with shades of brown, khaki, yellow and amber intermingling to create a summery scene that is as inviting for guests as it is for the family. “Naples is a vacation town, so we went for a truly dreamy holiday vibe with hints of old Florida,” says the designer. And true enough, each piece adds a degree of nostalgia to the property, one that is reminiscent of Naples during its heyday 80 years ago.
We took this spirit and introduced fresh citrus colours to the palette. We also brought in some vintage pieces reminiscent of that era to add a little history to the property.— Interior designer Summer Thornton