Longtime Apartment Therapy readers will recognize most of the apartment of Chicago designer Summer Thornton, like the living room shown above. It's one of our all time most popular House Tours, thanks to Summer's impeccable sense of style and wonderfully translatable design ideas. But one room we didn't see was the not-yet-renovated kitchen. Fast forward a few years; the work has been done… … and the big reveal takes place in the current issue of House Beautiful, where it is the Kitchen of the Month!
At just 105 feet, it is a kitchen size and layout that is familiar to apartment and condo dwellers everywhere, but Summer has upped the glamour with luxurious finishes (that are a reasonable part of the budget when you are working with smaller amounts) and personality-filled elements (like the vintage table lamp on the bar).