Nationally recognized designer Emily Summers is known for her refined interiors and creative eye. Throughout her thirty five years in business her work has been defined by her integration of architecture, art and interior design.
Emily Summers was named to the 2016 AD100, Architectural Digest’s directory of the world’s top 100 designers and architects and has been on the list since 2007.
Ms. Summers and her firm have collaborated with award winning architects including, Antoine Predock, Lake/Flato, Larry Speck, Overland Partners Architects, Dick Clark, Marc Appleton, Max Levy, Miro Rivera, Olson Kundig, Coleman Coker and the late Samuel Mockbee.
Emily Summers Design Associates consulted and contributed to the interiors at the Wyly Theater and The Winspear Opera House. Summers has over 36 years of involvement with the Dallas Museum of Art including a staff position of Director of Exhibitions and Fundraising, and currently a member of the Building Committee.
Ms. Summers serves as a Life Member of the Advisory Council for the University of Texas School of Architecture. She also serves as a member of the Advisory Council for the School of American Ballet since 2012. She is a founding member and past President of the Dallas Architecture Forum and a board member of the Trinity Trust. She is a current member of the Advisory Council for Historic Preservation Alumni Foundation. She also serves as a member of the Architecture and Design Council at the Palm Springs Art Museum. President Bush appointed Ms. Summers to the Advisory Council for Historic Preservation in 2002 - 2006.
In late 2014, Emily Summers opened Emily Summers | Studio 54 in Dallas, TX. The 1300 square foot gallery features Summers’ collection of vintage furnishings and custom designs by local artisans and long time colleagues. In addition, the gallery brings to Dallas some of Summers’ favorite furniture, lighting, rug and accessory lines sourced from her travels.