One of my apartments - photo circa 2005.

I've been spending a lot of time indoors lately (damn Groundhog ;), so thought it might be fun this week to profile some inspirational interiors.

The first is from Chicago-based Summer Thornton Design (profiled in CS Interiors & Apartment Therapy Chicago).

I love the vibrancy and punches of color, the use of chandeliers as a focal point as well as the whimsical mix of functionality, as highlighted with the use of a filing cabinet as a side table.

I fancy the use of wallpaper sparingly as art:

I'm also a sucker for any designer that incorporates natural elements:

Check out Summer's portfolio and gorgeously streamlined website.