10 Questions: Todd Oldham

Summer Style Survey

Designer & author Todd Oldham shared his summer style with us:

The Color of Summer 2012:
Bright olive green mixed with turquoise.

All Time #1 Vacation Location:
St. John, Virgin Islands. Still an underpopulated heaven on Earth.

Hotel You'd Love to Escape To:
Caneel Bay, St. John.

Most Prized Souvenir from Your Travels:
My beloved Jack Russell, Ann, who I met on a trip to California.

Planted in the Garden this Year:
I planted the usual mix of heirloom tomatoes and lettuces, but the most unusual planting was a multi-coloured Mexican corn that my parents found in New Mexico. The seeds had been rescued from a job site and found sealed in hundred year-old Indian terra cotta pots. After hundreds of years underground, the seeds have taken beautifully and are now 5-foot tall plants.

Favorite Patio in the World:
The floating dining table arbor at Grey Towers in Milford, PA, absolutely stunning.

Must Have Item for Summer Entertaining:
Good music and good friends.

Most Refreshing Summertime Drink:
Blueberry lemonade put through the carbonator!

Essential Song for Your Party Playlist:
Anything by Astrud Gilberto, you could hear her at the supermarket and be instantly transported.

Best Book in the Beachbag:
The Portable Dorothy Parker.

Thanks, Todd!

To celebrate summer, Apartment Therapy has asked some of the most stylish people we know to answer a few survey questions on how they enjoy the season. There's more to come!

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