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Distinctly Modern Interiors

Emily Summers

Rizzoli

February 2019

272 pages

$50

At long last, AD 100 interior designer Emily Summers has just come out with her first-ever book Distinctly Modern Interiors, a beautiful and richly detailed coffee table tome featuring projects from her 40-year career. Known for her modern sensibilities, inventive interiors and collaborations with architects and artists, she was recruited by President George W. Bush as one of 20 individuals to serve on the Washington-based Advisory Council for Historic Preservation.

Astute in modernism, the book features a wide range of periods and styles inspired by the Texas designer’s love of mid-century continental furniture, modern art and Jasper Johns.

Showcasing her homes in Dallas, Colorado Springs and Palm Springs, Summers also details the homes of many of her design clients (many seen for the first time), which is a lesson in collaboration. If you are a fan of Summers work, you will no doubt love the city penthouse, 1940s ranch, contemporary Turtle Creek residence and Piney Woods retreat.

Former longtime editor of Town and Country and Travel and Leisure Pamela Fiori pens the book’s foreword.

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