Do you ever go on Ruthie Sommers' new website and stare, analyze and marvel at all of her brilliant design work? Ya, me neither. And I was never the type to continue clicking and checking throughout this past year to see if she had updated her website and portfolio…nor was I a borderline obsessive design freak trying to find her originally published design book on like 20 different websites. Cause that would be ca-razy.
Okay, since we're going down "that" path.
She is totally the cool girl I would have wanted to sit next to in class. You know the one, she wears all the right things but somehow makes it look thrown together and effortless…maybe a loosely buttoned pinstripe oxford, vintage pearls and distressed jeans with tussled hair. She says all the right things yet doesn't try too hard. Her interiors are the same way. Love. Them.
She can go from bright, bold and kid friendly…
To soft and chic.
I love that she says she loves EVERY color…and clearly works with EVERY color. I love that she packed up and moved to Paris for a while to paint [ugh, such a cool girl thing]. I love that she's got this whole Chinoiserie thing down pat.
What is it about her interiors?
They are so compelling. So distinct. So right.
Look at the color combination here…so unexpected yet so divine.
None other than Ruthie Sommers can paint all the walls in a small kitchen ink blue and make it look totally fierce. My heart still dies a little every time I see this picture…even though it has been ALL over every single person's design blog…don't care still love it.
If you haven't seen her updated site, go do so right here. And be sure and read "her version" on her biography page, it's so real and refreshing…which truly sums her up and is probably one of the reasons I think she is the ultimate cool girl.
[all photos courtesy of ruthie chapman sommers interiors]