An Open Letter to Ruthie Sommers

Monday, February 17, 2014

Dear Ms. Sommers,

In a design world filled with shades of greige, clean crisp lines, bleached wood, and ruthlessly (no pun intended) edited interiors, I'd like to personally thank you for the colorful, vibrant, happy spaces you created that were featured in the March 2014 issue of House Beautiful.

You make it cool to combine feminine colors like turquoise and pink, and then you go the extra mile by topping it all off with a crystal chandelier, lots of flowers, silver candelabra, and a scrolly gold mirror.


       You make combining floral wallpaper with floral fabric look fresh and new! All this and flowery lamps with pink shades!?!  Color me enamored.


And you can layer some colorful pattern like nobody's business!  You make me want to climb into this page and ride out the rest of the winter on that sofa.

So on behalf of all of us on team Pretty, thank you for doing what you do, and for making it hip to walk on the pretty side.  Keep up the good work.

xo
Kim

PS - I'm honored to be posting 4 of my Favorite Finds over at Classicly B today.  Stop by and say hi to Brittany!!

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18 comments:

House of Pemberley said...

I love me some Ruthie Sommers. Excellent letter.

sharon smith said...

She's been a favorite of mine for a while now. I can't get enough of her images!
Sharon

Vel Criste said...

P.S.S. I agree with everything Kim has to say Ms. Sommers!!

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

Well said. I want to climb in the pictures too.

Raina Cox said...

Miss Ruthie is just the best.

Taylor Greenwalt said...

I agree...love the color!

The Pink Pagoda said...

I'm DEFINITELY on team pretty!! Ruthie Sommers is fantastic!

small kitchen designs said...

Agree with you

My Interior Life said...

A to the men. Can't get enough of Ruthie - there was a rumor years ago that she had a book in the works. If so, where is it?? I need it. I think my HB subscription may have run out but I perused this issue at the store. If it doesn't come in the mail soon I'm going to have to purchase it. LOVE!!

stephanie at Stephanie Kraus Designs said...

I am so on board with this post! love Ruthie and her colorful self!

Nita Stacy said...

yay! for pretty! I sometimes feel I should apologize for my lack of burlap and junk on my blog. It's mostly pinks and turquoise! I guess I'm cool after all.

Andrea said...

I'm dying over this, it is SOOOO GOOD!!! Absolutely GORGEOUS!!! I am going to Pin away!

XOXO,
The Glam Pad

Carol@6WilsonBlog.com said...

I haven't seen the issue yet, but now I have to go get it! Those rooms are gorgeous. I'm so tired of seeing trends with the same ole same ole! That dining room is killer!

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

I wish I could have her come and make over my home. Love her!

Heather@Tatter and Fray said...

Love, love, love her! Amen!

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

I just poured over this edition of HB on the longest car ride ever and the details in these rooms kept me occupied for hours. She definitely loves bold and colorful, wow!

Anonymous said...

Sommer's as well as the rooms done by Amanda Nisbet had me almost crying with happiness. Almost wrote a thank you note to HB.

Ann Ruggles

Holly said...

I just got a chance the other night to finally sit down and read/look at the spread. I read Ruthie's first :) And it was oh so good.